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    LIENS
    Remember the Pennsylvania Construction Notices Directory? It Still Exists… and Matters
    BY Daniel E. Fierstein

    I am proud to say this blog post has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic, but rather a simpler time. The year was 2017. Construction was thriving, and “social distancing” was not part of the lexicon. That year, Pennsylvania rolled out ...

    District of Columbia
    Webinar Recap: How to Get Paid – Tips and Tricks for Construction Companies in DC, MD, and VA
    BY Jackson S. Nichols

    I hope you enjoyed my recent webinar on payment techniques for contractors in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. If you missed it, you can access the recording here. Below are some of the highlights: Payment Techniques Traditional payment techniques for ...

    LIENS
    It’s Official: PA Construction Notices Directory Is Up and Running
    BY Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein

    By now, you have probably heard enough from us about the new changes to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. If a newsletter article and several blog posts were not enough, here is one more reminder that the long-anticipated Pennsylvania ...

    LIENS
    PA Construction Notices Directory Goes Live December 31, 2016

    The new — and much anticipated — Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory (“Directory”) is expected to go live this December 31. With this rollout, the PA legislature will have established a statewide directory system for ...

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    Ignorance is not Bliss: Construction Contract Provisions You Need to Know
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    On February 11, join Roy Cohen, Ed Seglias, and Jackson Nichols at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Greenbelt, MD for their presentation, “Ignorance is not Bliss: ...

    Bonds
    Carpenters’ Company Master Builder Dialogues: Building the Buildings of the Future
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    Please join us tomorrow, 11/4, for Shawn Farrell‘s presentation “Construction Disputes: Lessons Learned” at the Carpenters’ Company of City and County of Philadelphia’s Master Builder Dialogues. Shawn Farrell has ...

    LIENS
    2014 A Busy Year for Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law: More New Changes Take Effect

    When it comes to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law (Lien Statute), the Pennsylvania legislature was quite active in 2014.  In July, Governor Corbett signed into law certain changes to the Lien Statute affecting residential lien rights and ...

    Consumer Protection
    New Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law Take Effect
    BY Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein

    On July 9, 2014, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill (S.B. 145) into law that amends the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 (the “Lien Law”). The new law took effect on September 8, 2014 and affects subcontractor ...

    LIENS
    PA Supreme Court Decides Bricklayers Case: Unions No Longer Have Mechanics’ Lien Rights in Pennsylvania

    As we first reported back in January of 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds v. Scott’s Development Co. that significantly changed the meaning of the Pennsylvania ...

    LIENS
    Messy Solar Construction Litigation Sheds a Little Light on the Intersection of New Jersey Lien Statutes and Public Private Partnership
    BY Daniel E. Fierstein

    A recent case before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey (Morris County Improvement Authority and Somerset County Improvement Authority v. Power Partners Mastec, LLC) involving solar construction has shed light (pun intended) ...