Construction Law Update

Durazzo, Eckel & Hawkins will be presenting an update on recent Arizona case law regarding mechanic's liens, at the Alliance of Construction Trades meeting on November 14, 2012.  The new case law clarifies contractor's duties in securing a lien.  Protect your right to payment by understanding how to use liens.  Contact one of our lawyers for more information or visit  For more information about construction law education opportunities with our attorneys read this article about our construction law seminars from Inside Tucson Business....
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The Arizona Prompt Pay Act

SENATE BILL 1375: UPDATES TO THE ARIZONA PROMPT PAY ACT The Arizona Legislature approved multiple changes to the Arizona Prompt Pay Act (A.R.S. § 32-1129.01 et seq.), effective January 1, 2011.  The following is a summary of the changes enacted and how they affect Subcontractors and Suppliers.  Please note that the Prompt Pay Act (including all the changes described below) applies only to private construction projects located within the state of Arizona.  The Act is not applicable to local, state or federal public work.  Despite this limitation the Act still provides several tools...
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Mechanic’s Liens- Enforce Your Rights or Lose Them

In Arizona, once you have filed a mechanic's lien you have only six months to file a lawsuit foreclosing on that lien, or the lien will be extinguished.  If you lose your lien it dramatically reduces your odds of receiving full payment.  If you go to the expense of mailing a Preliminary Lien Notice and recording a lien you need to follow through with a lawsuit to enforce your rights.  Please contact one of our attorneys for assistance in enforcing your mechanic's lien rights. Contact us at: ...
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