Getting Paid! California Mechanic’s Lien Laws Simplified

by Milene Apanian | TLE Seminar


Seminar Dates: September 20, 2023 2:00 PM

Seminar Cost: $45 Register for Seminar

Seminar Description:
This presentation will explain and simplify the California mechanic’s lien laws, and help you get paid by making your mechanic’s liens valid and enforceable. Participants will hear about common mistakes related to mechanic’s liens and will learn how to avoid them.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the mechanics lien procedural requirements, including Preliminary 20-Day Notices.
2. Hear about the new forms and how to comply with the new laws.
3. Learn how to make your mechanics liens collectible.
4. Identify time limits and deadlines for recording mechanics liens, and dentify time limits and deadlines for filing mechanics lien lawsuits.

Milene Apanian

As the founding partner of Construction Law Inc, attorney Milene Apanian assists contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, and owners to prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects. She counsels clients throughout the construction process, starting with contract drafting and review. She represents clients in administrative hearings, including Contractors’ State License Board disciplinary actions and complaints, labor code violations (prevailing wage), public agency bid disputes and challenges, contractor “responsibility” and bid “responsiveness” issues, subcontractor “listing law” issues and substitutions, “sole-sourcing,” “or-equal” approvals, and petitions for writ of mandate/prohibition. She negotiates and litigates business transactions and disputes, breach of contract/termination lawsuits, mechanic’s lien and stop notice actions, change orders, delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work, and changed conditions claims. She routinely handles mediations, arbitrations, and litigation from inception to settlement or trial.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Apanian worked for local architectural firms and construction companies, and gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding the construction industry. Before launching Construction law Inc, she was a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart, & Rudman, worked at Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Lubka Darling Mah, Inc. and Kamine Ungerer, LLP and externed at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Community Redevelopment Agency and at the Public Works Litigation Department. Ms. Apanian served as mediator on the Los Angeles Superior Court panel. She is a frequent guest speaker for various construction trade associations and authors/publishes construction law related articles. Ms. Apanian is a lecturer at law at USC Gould School of Law where she teaches Contracts, and an adjunct professor at Southwestern University School of Law, where she teaches construction law.  Ms. Apanian can be reached at (626)988-6913