Area of Legal Practice

Mechanics Lien
Sims Law Firm Mechanics Lien Attorney

One of the ways that Illinois law protects a contractor who performs work on a home or other real property is to afford that contractor mechanics lien rights. At Sims Law Firm, Ltd., we have extensive experience in enforcing and contesting mechanics liens.

Mechanics liens are a very technical area of the law. To gain the maximum protection, you must comply with some strict timing requirements.

If you perform lienable work, do not hesitate to contact us to learn how the mechanics lien statute works and what time limits you need to understand when you are working on a project.

Similarly, if you have someone who is performing work on your property, contact us so we can discuss the steps you need to take to ensure that the mechanics lien statute protects you as the owner.

If you think you may need to record a mechanic lien, contact us. The sooner that you contact an attorney, the more likely it is that you will be able to enforce your lien rights.

If you are contacting us about recording a lien, please assemble the following documents and information:

  • The contract
  • The name of the property owner
  • The property address
  • The name of the general contractor (if any)
  • All invoices you have issued for the work performed
  • A summary of all payments received
  • The date you started work on the property
  • The date you last performed work on the property
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