Vatterott Harris Devine & Kwentus, P.C.

Areas of Practice


A Mechanics’ Lien is an effective remedy for parties involved in the construction or improvement of real estate to resolve payment delinquencies. Once a Mechanics’ Lien is recorded against the real estate, the owner cannot easily sell or refinance the property without first resolving the debt secured by the lien. The lien motivates the owner to pay the contactors.

We provide services for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners of properties in the form of mechanic’s liens and suits to enforce mechanic’s liens. Liens are available to those who contribute labor, services or materials to a real estate improvement project. We also defend owners facing mechanic’s lien lawsuits.

Protecting one’s right to a lien on real property as security for payment for labor and materials used in the construction or improvement of real estate is controlled by state statute and must be strictly adhered to in order to be successful.