On August 24, Cohen Seglias attorneys Tony Byler and Dan Fierstein hosted their Philadelphia Bar Association Happy Hour CLE, “Lien on Me.” This CLE is hosted by the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property Section. Continue the discussion and network with your colleagues at a happy hour reception immediately following the program.
Amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law (49 P.S. § 1101, et seq.) took effect in January of this year, giving private owners the ability to register their new construction projects online to protect against subcontractor and supplier lien claims. As a consequence, subcontractors and suppliers on registered projects who fail to provide the newly required notice of furnishing forty-five days from first performance forfeit their right to file a lien claim. Owners are already availing themselves of the new lien protections.
This CLE seminar identified the new lien amendments, explained their significance, and demonstrated how they fit within the context of the existing Lien Law. An online demonstration of the new Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory was provided to reveal how the registry is structured and how it can be used by owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers to protect their respective lien rights and remedies. The focus was also be placed on various unamended provisions of Lien Law to show how the new provisions dovetail into and complement the existing Lien Law framework.
Attendees of this program:
- Received materials identifying and summarizing the new lien amendments
- Observed a live demonstration of the Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory including tips for navigating it
- Learned how their clients can use the new amendments and other provisions of the Lien Law to preserve or defeat valuable construction lien claims