We have a GC that is very upset with us about preserving our lien rights. He received his Notice of Furnishing and is threatening not to work with us again. In an effort to try to smooth this over, our project manager talked with another party on the job and was told that our customer is so upset because “whenever someone files a lien, all assets get frozen by the bank” – which makes it very difficult for the GC to continue operating. This did not seem quite right to me, so I started searching Zlien resources. Found the “17 Ways a Mechanics Lien Works” and downloaded that. #1 seemed to answer the question saying property in encumbered and cannot be sold, etc. without us getting paid. It does not mention bank assets frozen. However, #17 says a lien will freeze money on the project. But goes on to mention bankruptcy.