LIENS. Contractor agrees to, and hereby does, waive any and all rights under any and applicable state statutes to file liens of any kind whatsoever against properties on which it or its subcontractors have performed work, for nonpayment of invoices or any other reason whatsoever. Contractor further agrees to take no action of any kind which would affect in any way the chain of title to such properties including but not limited to the filing of any liens, lis pendens notices, civil actions, or the taking of any action which clouds title to such properties or in any way interferes or affects UFS’s clients’ ability to transfer title to the subject property to third parties. Contractor agrees that in the event Contractor breaches this provision and files a lien against any property covered by this Agreement, irreparable damage to UFS’s reputation and business relationships will be caused thereby. The Parties agree that if Contractor breaches this covenant, Contractor shall pay to UFS liquidated damages in an amount equal to the sum of (i) $50,000, (ii) the dollar amount of the lien or other encumbrance placed on any applicable property by Contractor; and (iii) any attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by UFS in the removal or clearance of the title clouding issue. Contractor shall not permit or cause any lien to be filed on any property by Contractor or any subcontractor or other third party that provides services to Contractor in relation to the services provided by Contractor to UFS hereunder. If a lien of any nature is filed by any person who has supplied materials, work or services of any kind at the request of Contractor or its subcontractors, against a property or properties which services were performed for UFS pursuant to this Agreement, Contractor shall promptly, at its expense, take any and all action necessary to cause any such lien to be released and discharged, and shall indemnify UFS against any and all losses, claims and damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs resulting from Contractor’s failure to obtain a release or discharge of any such lien. Nothing contained in this provision shall limit or prevent UFS from taking whatever action it deems necessary to protect the value of any applicable property and its interest in the subject real property, including but not limited to the right to obtain immediate reimbursement from Contractor or for any amounts paid by UFS related thereto. This provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement.