Thursday, January 31, 2013
January 31, 2013 Please keep in mind that changes to North Carolina’s Mechanic’s Lien and Public Bond Law took effect on January 1, 2013. North Carolina has also enacted substantial changes that will introduce a new requirement for a “lien agent” that take effect on April 1, 2013. The changes to the North Carolina law were quite extensive and we recommend that everyone read the North Carolina chapter so that you are up to date on the changes and new requirements including necessary changes to the most commonly used forms. Steven D. Hedges, Esquire (Contributing Author) Sparrow Wolf & Dennis, P.A
Monday, January 21, 2013
January 21, 2013 We are pleased to welcome Jason H. Robinson with Babcock Scott and Babcock, PC as the new contributing author for the Wyoming chapter of LienlawOnline. The Wyoming chapter and forms have been updated and are now available online. You can learn more about Mr. Robinson by visiting his profile here. We look forward to providing you with up to date information regarding Wyoming’s lien law in the future. Click here to review the revised Wyoming chapter and forms. Wyoming Chapter Jason H. Robinson, Esquire (Contributing Author) Babcock Scott & Babcock, P.C
Thursday, January 10, 2013
January 2, 2013 Changes in New Hampshire’s Lien Law Statute that gives lien rights to architects, engineers, land surveyors and others furnishing “professional design services” went into effect January 1, 2013. The New Hampshire chapter has been updated to reflect this change as well as other changes which include a recent Superior Court decision which restricts lien rights in certain cases. Click here to access the New Hampshire chapter which includes the changes. Frank P. Spinella, Jr., Esq (Contributing Author) Hall, Morse, Anderson & Spinella, P.C.
January 2, 2013 Significant revisions to Iowa’s lien law went into effect January 1st, requiring a re-write of the Iowa chapter of LienlawOnline and revisions to the Iowa forms. The revised chapter and forms will be published online later in the week. New and/or revised forms in the chapter are: • MECHANIC'S LIEN • VERIFIED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR MECHANIC’S LIEN • NOTICE TO OWNER OF MECHANIC’S LIEN FILED AFTER 90 DAYS • NOTICE TO GENERAL CONTRACTOR/OWNER-BUILDER BY SUBCONTRACTOR/SUPPLIER OF LABOR OR MATERIALS TO A SUBCONTRACTOR (COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ONLY) • LANGUAGE TO BE INCLUDED IN GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH RESIDENTIAL OWNER (Effective 1/1/2013) • CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF NOTIFICATION SUPPORTING MECHANIC’S LIEN (COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ONLY) • CLAIM FOR MATERIAL OR LABOR UNDER IOWA CODE CHAPTER 573 • NOTIFICATION BY MATERIAL SUPPLIER (PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS ONLY) • PETITION TO FORECLOSE MECHANIC’S LIEN • CERTIFICATION OF NOTIFICATION BY MATERIAL SUPPLIER (PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS ONLY) • RELEASE AND SATISFACTION OF MECHANIC'S LIEN • WAIVER OF MECHANIC'S LIEN If you are a subscriber and need any of the forms identified above prior to them being published online later in the week, please send us an email request and we will forward you files in Microsoft Word® format. (Lienlaw Online publishers) Iowa Chapter and Forms by: Jodie McDougal, Esq. (Contributing Author) Elisabeth Meyer, Esq. Davis Brown Law Firm