By Alexander Barthet

A claim of lien may be a contractor’s last resort, often filed at the eleventh hour in an attempt to protect monies due for work performed. But prepared in a rush or not filed the right way and without the proper follow up, liens can be defective and  ineffective. There are plenty of times when a construction lawyer receives a claim of lien to enforce, only to realize upon reviewing the lien that there are  problems. Some missteps may be more obvious than others, and several can be fatal to the enforcement of a lien.

Here are 6 quick ways to lose your claim of lien:

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