Denver Construction Litigation Lawyers | Mechanic’s Lien Attorneys
Brown Dunning Walker Fein Drusch PC represents contractors who are attempting to collect payment for work they’ve completed for homeowners and developers – focusing on creditors’ rights. This includes contractors with mechanics’ liens, construction defect disputes, and the lawful implementation of the Construction Trust Fund Statute.
Skilled Representation in All Construction Law Matters
If you’re facing construction litigation and need focused legal representation in any of the following areas, look no further than Brown Dunning Walter Fein Drusch PC:
- Negligent or defective construction
- The mechanics’ lien statute
At Brown Dunning Walker Fein Drusch PC, we can help you explore your best legal options in the context of sound business advice. Because when you’re facing a business dispute, legal advice is only half the battle. We take a practical business approach that prioritizes your company’s bottom line while providing you with the kind of sophisticated, personalized legal guidance that you may equate with much larger firms.
Addressing Non Payment Disputes
Contractors and owners often get creative when it comes to withholding payment owed to contractors and subcontractors, but the law offers considerable protections, including:
- Mechanic’s liens, which afford a legal payment guarantee to contractors, subcontractors, and builders
- Disburser’s notices, which require the lender or disburser of funds to pay the party owed directly – whether they’re a contractor, subcontractor, or builder
- Verified claims and bond claims, which guarantee the fulfillment of contract terms by bondholders
- Miller Act claims, which are based on federal statutes and afford a source of guarantee to subcontractors and suppliers for work performed
Mechanic’s liens offer a robust remedy in the face of nonpayment, but proceeding in accordance with the law and relevant deadlines is paramount. Filing errors or delays can thwart your ability to recover payment, which makes working closely with a trusted construction litigation attorney to your advantage.
Defending Yourself in the Face of Construction Defect Claims
The Colorado Construction Defect Action and Reform Act (CDARA) outlines the procedures in relation to notice, inspection, and remedy required for taking a claim to court. Remaining within these legal boundaries is key to your claim’s success and requires careful review of the underlying contracts, the involved insurance program, and all correspondence between you and the company from whom you seek payment. A savvy construction litigation lawyer is standing by to gather and skillfully compile the necessary information and documentation, knowledgeably analyze the legal concern, and help determine your best path forward – whether that means negotiations, arbitration, mediation, or litigation.
Who are mechanic’s liens intended to help?
In the State of Colorado, any of the following who are facing concerns regarding payment can assert their rights through mechanic’s liens:
- Direct contractors
- Equipment lessors
- Material suppliers
- Design professionals, such as architects and engineers
What if I don’t have a written contract?
There’s no general requirement that a contract be in writing in order to file a mechanic’s lien in Colorado, but that changes if the contract price exceeds $500.
Is there a deadline for filing a mechanic’s lien?
Yes, contractors generally have only four months from the last date that labor or materials were provided for the project in question. For laborers only – who don’t provide materials for the project – this window is abbreviated to just two months from completion.
Reach Out to an Experienced Denver Construction or Mechanic’s Lien Litigation Lawyer Today
At Brown Dunning Walker Fein Drusch PC, our accomplished Denver construction litigation lawyers and mechanic’s lien attorneys have the experience, legal skill, and insight to help you collect the payment you’re owed – in support of your business’s ongoing success. To learn more, don’t wait to contact us online or call 303-329-3363 and schedule your appointment today.