If you own a business in the construction industry in Texas, it is important that you understand Texas lien law and employ it accurately in order for it to successfully protect your payment for work done. Whether you are a contractor or in the business of engineering, architecture, welding, plumbing, electrical, roofing, painting or any of the other sub-specialties working in construction, getting paid fairly for your work is critical. In order to avoid the risk of not being paid for services delivered, it is a solid business practice to file a construction lien, referred to in Texas lien law as a mechanic’s lien, against the property where work is or will be done. A lien can go into effect upon delivery of materials to the worksite or at the beginning of the improvements.
While the purpose of a lien in Texas is straightforward, the drafting, filing and management of a lien needs to be navigated carefully. In order to avoid the pitfalls of Texas lien law, this work is best done by an construction attorney with expertise in construction law. While the obvious purpose of a lien is to secure payment for goods and services, if a lien is not structured and managed correctly, proper and timely payment can be put at risk. Using Texas lien law is a powerful management tool for you, but solid legal guidance is recommended.
One of the issues business owners face is the cost of attorney services. In the traditional models of lawyer-on-retainer fee or fee-for-service model, often with the clock ticking every time you call your lawyer, you dread that monthly bill that inevitably has add-ons that are hard to decipher. Finding the right construction attorney is not easy. In conducting your search, you should ask a number of questions. How much experience does this lawyer have in Texas construction law? How much experience does this attorney have with Texas lien law? How accessible will this lawyer be and how and when will we communicate? How much will it all cost?
One of the issues business owners face is the cost of attorney services. In the traditional models of lawyer-on-retainer fee or fee-for-service model, often with the clock ticking every time you call your lawyer, you dread that monthly bill that inevitably has add-ons that are hard to decipher.
Contractor Counsel is the modern solution to these problems and more. We’ve done this work for you with our subscription-based legal plan. Think Netflix. For an low fixed monthly fee, you will have unlimited access to your personal construction attorney. We will take that dreaded monthly bill phobia away. In exchange, your benefits with your own personal construction lawyer are generous and include:
Contractor Counsel has done the vetting for you, providing qualified construction lawyers with a depth of experience in construction law, including Texas lien law.
Unlimited calls with your construction attorney – You will always be able to pick up the phone and check in with your personal attorney, helping you to stay on top of legal matters before they become a problem.
Unlimited document reviews – When you need a mechanic’s lien or contract to be drafted, or need advice on whether or not to sign a contract, you will appreciate careful drafting and review by your own personal construction lawyer.
Attorney letters -There are times when communication on your lawyer's letterhead takes on more weight and we will provide this for your business.
A tool box of construction legal forms and construction contracts – Given our total focus on the construction industry, you can take advantage of this rich resource for conducting business.
Developing a relationship with your Contractor Counsel construction lawyer will assist you to manage liens with strict adherence to Texas lien law. Solid liens assure secure payment, clearly essential to the stability and success of your company. Our depth of experience with construction law, coupled with our modern model of a legal subscription plan, makes for a great fit between your business and Contractor Counsel. We will take care of your construction legal work, and you can focus on what you do best. Contact us for more information at email@example.com or give us a call at (737)228-3331. Take advantage of our Free 7-Day Trial and see for yourself what Contractor Counsel can do for you.
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