Tag Archives: construction

Construction Liens 101

You will often hear aggrieved parties in various commercial / civil disputes assert, forcefully, that they want to place a lien upon the property of the party that harmed them.  As if liens are available at large and applicable to any legal dispute.  Not so fast!!

Pay When Paid Clauses

Pay when paid clauses are highly contentious provisions in the construction industry that all sub-contractors need to be aware of.  In the normal course, a contractor must continue to pay a sub-contractor whether or not the contractor has been paid.  A pay when paid clause (PWP clause) will alter the normal course and permit the contractor to withhold paying a sub-contractor until the contractor is paid by the party above it in the construction pyramid.