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I recently filed 3 liens on adjacent properties owned by same entity , now I need advice on lawyer selection to perfect them, advice please

CaliforniaMechanics Lien

I have worked at site for 20 years, on it there has been new construction and maintenance, 2 different accounts , the new construction has signed co's the maintenance has e-mails saying it will be handeled

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Aug 17, 2018
I'm sorry to hear about that. Once a mechanics lien has been filed, if payment isn't forthcoming, the next step will often be to enforce the filed lien. Of course, it's worth noting that the time between the lien filing and the potential lien enforcement provides an opportunity to negotiate and settle the claim without having to resort to legal action (enforcement of the lien). Further, sending a document like a Notice of Intent to Foreclose can go a long way to compel payment. It's essentially a warning shot that states the lien will be enforced via lawsuit unless payment is made soon. If that's ineffective, and negotiations haven't worked, a claimant may need to enforce their lien claim via lawsuit, and that should likely entail hiring a lawyer. There are a few organizations that help match claimants and lawyers in there area. The following organizations are a few that provide such a service: Justia, Lawyers.com, and Avvo. Of course, these are just a few of dozens of online services that might be able to help. Plus, performing your own online search for a local construction attorney could also be fruitful. Good luck!
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