Mechanic’s Liens, Stop Payment Notices & Bond Claims – Mechanic’s liens and stop payment notices are effective mechanisms to ensure a contractor or material supplier is paid on a public or private work. Sternberg attorneys are experienced in advising clients regarding the preparation, filing and enforcement of mechanic’s liens and stop payment notices to ensure payment on a project. Additionally, Sternberg attorneys represent owners in defending claims when a lien is improperly filed against their property and/or assist in freeing an owner’s property from a mechanic’s lien by obtaining the necessary mechanic’s lien release bonds.
Surety bonds afford protection to owners, contractors and material suppliers in connection with payment or performance by the bond principal contractor. A claimant can look to the surety if the bond principal defaults on its payment or performance obligations. Sternberg attorneys advise clients through the claims process to ensure that they receive the maximum benefit allowed by law. Sternberg attorneys will also file suit on the bond claims, efficiently present the issues at trial/arbitration and recover all attorney’s fees and costs as allowed by statute. With a thorough knowledge of surety bond law, Sternberg attorneys assist clients in all surety bond issues relating to payment bonds, performance bonds, CSLB license bonds and mechanic’s lien or stop payment notice release bonds. We also advise clients relating to indemnity issues.
Sternberg attorneys handle all legal issues relating to:
- Mechanic’s liens on private works projects
- Stop payment notices on private and public works projects
- Bond claims on federal or California public works projects