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How does a Chapter 11 filing affect service work performed prior to the filing? How does this impact lien rights, warranties, and guarantees on jobs where we wont be receiving payment?

GeorgiaBankruptcyMechanics Lien

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Sep 20, 2017
The intersection of mechanics liens and bankruptcy is an interesting one. In fact, there is a lot of good information (that got more in depth than the information provided here) available to read here: https://blog.zlien.com/construction-payment/the-indispensable-guide-to-mechanics-liens-in-bankruptcy/

In a very, very quick nutshell: Mechanics liens are generally one of the best ways to secure payment even in the face of a bankruptcy filing. Since most mechanics liens arise/attach at the start of the project, the bankruptcy codes allow them to be perfected even after the bankruptcy has been filed and during the automatic stay. Further, if a lien is so perfected the bankruptcy code allows for the period in which the lien must be enforced to be tolled (suspended) for the duration of the automatic stay, provided a certain notice is filed. Finally, mechanics liens cannot be stripped by the bankruptcy. Note, however, that preliminary notice and lien filing deadlines still apply, however.
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