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Limits on the Protection of a Personal Guarantee

Many of our clients require the unconditional personal guarantee of a company owner before entering into a contract. A personal guarantee is a good way to protect against the risk of default, but it is important to understand its limitations. Read More
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Is It Legal To Waive Municipal Mechanic’s Lien Rights in New Jersey?

While there is an explicit statutory prohibition in New Jersey on the waiver of lien rights on private projects, there is no such prohibition on the waiver of municipal mechanic’s lien rights on public jobs. Read More
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Interplay Between the Municipal Mechanic’s Lien Law and the New Jersey Trust Fund Act

A Municipal Mechanic’s Lien will not secure a lien claimant’s right to recovery from a municipality if the lien is filed after all earned project funds have been paid out and retainage or excess funds are needed to complete a project. Read More
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The Limited Protection of the New Jersey Municipal Mechanic's Lien

Under a Municipal Mechanic’s Lien, the contractor or supplier’s right to payment from the municipality is limited to the amount earned, but not paid to the prime contractor by the municipality Read More
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Want to Get Paid? Get It In Writing - Construction Attorneys

As construction attorneys, we frequently encounter clients who perform residential construction work based upon a handshake...By failing to document the modification of contract terms in writing, a contractor exposes himself to liability. Read More
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The First Step You Must Take to Protect Construction Lien Rights

The first step toward protecting your right to file a New Jersey construction lien is having a signed contract, purchase order or delivery ticket. As construction lawyers, we regularly file liens for contractors and suppliers. Read More
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