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Do I need to hire an attorney to draft and file a mechanic's lien in Tennessee if my company is organized as a subchapter S? In other words, can I draft and file the lien in Tennessee for my company if I am not a lawyer?

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Owner of Construction Company organized as a Subchapter S Corp looking to do work in Tennessee. I want to file liens, but need to know if I should hire a lawyer to do it or if I could I do it if I were not a lawyer licensed to practice in Tennessee.

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Jul 27, 2018
That's a good question. In Tennessee, as with the vast majority of other states, a mechanics lien filing does not require an attorney. A lien filing is not a lawsuit - it's merely a recording in a given county's property records. Filing a lien is often as filling out a form with the correct information, having that form notarized, and recording it with the county. Granted, if that lien is challenged, or if an enforcement action becomes necessary, a lawyer would likely become necessary. For more information on how to file a lien, try this article from zlien: How To File a Mechanics Lien – A Comprehensive Overview That Applies to Any State.
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