Mechanic’s Liens

The Massachusetts Mechanic’s lien law essentially offers general contractors a means of collecting payment for labor and/or materials in cases where they have not been paid by the property owner or lessee.

Mechanic’s liens can be a powerful collection tool, but they are extremely delicate.  In order to preserve and enforce mechanic’s lien rights, contractors and material suppliers need to have a knowledgeable and reliable guide through each phase of the lien process.  Our attorneys regularly guide clients through the mechanic’s lien process, and Attorney Ryan Duffy Sullivan frequently hosts seminars for industry members on the mechanic’s lien process throughout New England and New York.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Civil practice – Personal representative – Standing to sue
    Where (1) the attorney for a plaintiff filed a suggestion of death and moved to “dismiss this action as the plaintiff is deceased” and (2) after an order of dismissal was entered, the late plaintiff’s brother, through newly attained counsel, moved to vacate dismissal and substitute himself as plaintiff in his capacity as personal representative, […]
  • Civil service – Line-of-duty injury
    Where the Department of State Police’s denial of a trooper’s application for line-of-duty injury benefits (ILD) appears to be the result of ad hoc reasoning, its action was arbitrary and capricious and therefore the judge did not err in allowing the Trooper’s motion for judgment on the pleadings. “[Trooper Lawrence] Sullivan obtained judicial review of […]

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