So I have worked with the owner of a business that was wanting to do a finish out on a new lease property for the last 6 or so months. I did not have a contract in place, but I have many texts back and forth asking me to do certain things and when the job would get started. So what I did: I designed the entire project and took my design to the architects to draw up and put a set of plans together. I dealt with the owner when they wanted to make revisions and then in turn worked with the A/E to make the revisions. I met the owner several times onsite and assisted through the entire process. I made all of the submittals to the city for the permitting process and revisions to get an approved permit. I came up with the scope of work for the entire project and even discussed entire cost for the project and owner told me we need to get the numbers settled so we can "get started". They have now utilized another contractor to do all of the work. I feel I should be compensated for my time when they asked me to design and assist in the entire process. Am I able to file a lien on them?