Need HELP from a Los Angeles Attorney on Contingency basis in filing a Lien ASAP and fighting litigating getting my claim. Aug 17, 2016 Land Escrow closed in Santa Monica Aug 18, 2016 - Present - Pre Construction Activities. Search and selection of Architects and all other required Engineers, plans submission and city of Santa Monica Approval Dec 18, 2018 - Wrongful Contract termination Dec 18, 2018 - Fasle Accusation of taking money under the table has been proved asle and wrongful. Presently Settlement Negotiation going on The Lien Law permits a contractor “who performs labor … for the improvement of real property…at the request of the owner” to file a mechanic's lien. Even though the Lien Law is to be “constructed liberally,” does it cover pre-construction services which are performed well before any “improvement” has begun? Yes.https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/construction-lien.asp A lien may be filed at any point while construction work is underway or up to eight months after the completion of the project. A copy of the lien must be sent to the owner of the property in question. This copy must be sent up to five days before the notice of lien is filed or up to 30 days afterwards.Mar 2, 2020. https://www.gdblaw.com/liening-for-preconstruction-services. from 2016 - 2019 when I worked on above project, I was not licensed but now I am Licensed as a General Contractor in State of California.