Protecting Lienors and Property Owners During Home Improvement

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, April 15th, 2013

This is an overview of the actions that construction lienors and property owners should take to protect themselves in the event that lienors are not paid for improvements they made to the owner‘s property. Lienors Must Serve a “Notice to Owner” to Recover on a Claim of Lien Subcontractors, su

Preventing Commercial Landlord Liability for Tenant Improvements

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Many commercial landlords face a common but preventable problem: construction lien liability for tenant improvements. This issue comes up when the tenant voluntarily hires contractors to make improvements to the landlord’s property but fails to pay them in full. To recover the monies owed to them,

BP Oil Spill Claims Available to a Wide Range of Businesses

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

INTRODUCTION The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The spill damaged marine and wildlife habitats and the Gulf's seafood and tourism industries. As a result, British Petroleum (BP) set aside $20 bill

Landlord’s Rights and Duties

By: Ghada Skaff Posted on: Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Most commercial eviction proceedings are the result of the tenant's failure to pay rent. Before filing suit, the landlord must give the tenant a three-day, hand-delivered, written notice that requires the tenant to pay the rent or leave the premises. If the tenant does not comply with the notice, th