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Matthew Viator
Construction Lawyer
Senior Legal Associate | Levelset
About Matthew Viator
Matt is a New Orleans based attorney, originally hailing from Lake Charles, Louisiana. He graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2017 after focusing his studies in Business. Before enrolling at Tulane, Matt attended Louisiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in 2013.More...
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Sep 25, 2020
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Texas
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Sep 25, 2020
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West VirginiaMechanics LienRight to Lien
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Sep 16, 2020
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AlabamaForeclosureMechanics LienRecovery Options
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Sep 16, 2020
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CaliforniaBond Claims
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Sep 15, 2020
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GeorgiaRight to Lien
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Matthew's Recent Articles
By: Matthew Viator | Levelset
Construction Lawyer

Joint checks in California are bound by the joint check agreement in place. A recent case came to an interesting result, doubling down on that point.

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By: Matthew Viator | Levelset
Construction Lawyer

When a Massachusetts mechanics lien is bonded off, claimants shouldn’t stress. Recovery may change a little bit, but the claim doesn’t disappear.

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By: Matthew Viator | Levelset
Construction Lawyer

If work exceeds the anticipated cost by more than 20%, AZ claimants must send amended 20-Day Preliminary Notice. In December, this threshold jumps to 30%.

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By: Matthew Viator | Levelset
Construction Lawyer

Based on Arizona’s lien waiver rules, unconditional lien waivers won’t always be necessary – particularly when there are few project participants.

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By: Matthew Viator | Levelset
Construction Lawyer

The two biggest indicators of construction project success are the project’s budget and schedule, but they don’t provide much insight in a vacuum. By tracking the project’s earned value, contractors and subs can better understand how their budget and plan are working together. Most importantly, it will help identify cash flow problems before they snowball out of control.

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