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Mechanics Liens 2019 Edition

This helpful guides provides analysis, commentary, and practice-focused advice from Illinois’ leading mechanics lien attorneys.
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With real estate transactions under greater scrutiny and construction projects facing increasing financial uncertainty, it’s important to have the best possible information at your fingertips. This revised title features analysis, commentary, and practice-focused advice from Illinois’ leading mechanics lien attorneys and discusses such topics as a subcontractor’s claim for lien, mechanics liens on funds for public projects, mechanics liens in bankruptcy, trial practice, statutory defenses, and attorneys’ fees. This handbook also comes with over 30 forms, including mechanics lien information statements for public and private projects, a sample claim for lien, an affidavit to support a request for a certified copy of a Miller Act bond, a final waiver of lien, a notice of foreclosure, and a release of a mechanics lien claim.  

Chapter 1— Introduction to the Illinois Mechanics Lien Statute
Jennifer L. Johnson, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C., Crystal Lake

Chapter 2 — Requirements for the Original Contractor’s Lien on Private Projects
Timothy R. Conway and John S. Mrowiec, Conway & Mrowiec, Chicago

Chapter 3 — Subcontractor’s Claim for Lien
Mark A. Van Donselaar, Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton Ltd., Park Ridge

Chapter 4 — Sub-Subcontractor’s Lien: Requisites for and Perfection Of
Dennis J. Powers,DLA Piper LLP (US), Chicago

Chapter 5 — Mechanics Liens on Funds for City, County, and State Projects
Randolph E. Ruff, Eric A. Berg, and Jonathan M. Mraunac, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Chicago

Chapter 6 — Construction Bond Claims
John A. Jeffries, Locke Lord LLP, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Mechanics Liens in Bankruptcy
Julia Jensen Smolka, DiMonte & Lizak, LLC, Park Ridge

Chapter 8 — Trial Practice: Pleading Practice
Peter M. King, King Holloway LLC, Chicago

Chapter 9 — Trial Practice: Breach and Damages
James M. Dash, Carlson Dash, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Statutory Defenses of Mechanics Lien Claims
Michael J. Torchalski, Torch Legal, Crystal Lake

Chapter 11 — Common-Law and Consumer Statutory Defenses
James T. Rohlfing and William M. Bryant, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

Chapter 12 — Miscellaneous Remedies
Steven D. Mroczkowski, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Chicago

Chapter 13 — Attorneys’ Fees and §17 of the Mechanics Lien Act
Michael J. Torchalski, Torch Legal, Crystal Lake

Chapter 14 — Forms
Jennifer L. Johnson, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C., Crystal Lake

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With real estate transactions under greater scrutiny and construction projects facing increasing financial uncertainty, it’s important to have the best possible information at your fingertips. This revised title features analysis, commentary, and practice-focused advice from Illinois’ leading mechanics lien attorneys and discusses such topics as a subcontractor’s claim for lien, mechanics liens on funds for public projects, mechanics liens in bankruptcy, trial practice, statutory defenses, and attorneys’ fees. This handbook also comes with over 30 forms, including mechanics lien information statements for public and private projects, a sample claim for lien, an affidavit to support a request for a certified copy of a Miller Act bond, a final waiver of lien, a notice of foreclosure, and a release of a mechanics lien claim.  

Chapter 1— Introduction to the Illinois Mechanics Lien Statute
Jennifer L. Johnson, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C., Crystal Lake

Chapter 2 — Requirements for the Original Contractor’s Lien on Private Projects
Timothy R. Conway and John S. Mrowiec, Conway & Mrowiec, Chicago

Chapter 3 — Subcontractor’s Claim for Lien
Mark A. Van Donselaar, Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton Ltd., Park Ridge

Chapter 4 — Sub-Subcontractor’s Lien: Requisites for and Perfection Of
Dennis J. Powers,DLA Piper LLP (US), Chicago

Chapter 5 — Mechanics Liens on Funds for City, County, and State Projects
Randolph E. Ruff, Eric A. Berg, and Jonathan M. Mraunac, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Chicago

Chapter 6 — Construction Bond Claims
John A. Jeffries, Locke Lord LLP, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Mechanics Liens in Bankruptcy
Julia Jensen Smolka, DiMonte & Lizak, LLC, Park Ridge

Chapter 8 — Trial Practice: Pleading Practice
Peter M. King, King Holloway LLC, Chicago

Chapter 9 — Trial Practice: Breach and Damages
James M. Dash, Carlson Dash, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Statutory Defenses of Mechanics Lien Claims
Michael J. Torchalski, Torch Legal, Crystal Lake

Chapter 11 — Common-Law and Consumer Statutory Defenses
James T. Rohlfing and William M. Bryant, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

Chapter 12 — Miscellaneous Remedies
Steven D. Mroczkowski, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Chicago

Chapter 13 — Attorneys’ Fees and §17 of the Mechanics Lien Act
Michael J. Torchalski, Torch Legal, Crystal Lake

Chapter 14 — Forms
Jennifer L. Johnson, Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C., Crystal Lake

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