Blog Post
By Steven C. Reingold and Gregory M. Boucher

While the process for filing and perfecting a mechanic’s lien (also called a construction lien in certain states) varies from state to state, federal bankruptcy law applies to all states. As a result, a bankruptcy filing by an owner of the subject real property, or in some states by a general contractor, alters the ways in which parties to a project may assert their mechanic’s lien rights.