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Mechanic’s Liens And Construction Claims

At Burns & Hansen, P.A., we understand that contractors, builders, developers and financiers are all interdependent. Each depends upon others for construction to be undertaken and completed. And we understand that delays or disputes, especially on big projects, can have a serious impact on the ability of the involved companies to stay in business.

Our firm represents all parties in construction and mechanic’s lien matters. We have litigated construction claims in Minneapolis and the West Metro, the greater Twin Cities and statewide Minnesota. Contact us today for fast action and experienced representation.

How We Handle Construction Claims

We represent all parties in mechanic’s lien litigation, whether from commercial or residential construction or remodeling:

  • General contractors not paid by the owner or developer
  • Subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals owed money by the GC or by the owner directly
  • Owners who are withholding payment because of a dispute
  • Lenders asserting priority status over mechanic’s liens

We are experienced and aggressive in perfecting and foreclosing liens against the property to compel payment. Our attorneys have extensive experience in construction law and litigation, and will follow through to obtain and enforce judgments for nonpayment. While we are fully prepared to foreclose liens, we also strive for settlement where appropriate to best protect our clients’ interests.

In representing owners, we will fight a mechanic’s lien when there is a legitimate dispute over construction defects, cost overruns, unreasonable delays, project abandonment or other breaches of contract.

We also represent finance companies and community banks in defending the priority of their mortgage security interest over any claimed mechanic’s liens.

To file or fight a mechanic’s lien, call our Minneapolis law office at 952-219-7897 or email our law firm to schedule a free initial discussion with a lawyer.