Construction Liens and Payment Disputes

Portland Construction Lien Foreclosure Lawyer

We represent property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and professional services providers (such as engineers and surveyors) involved in residential and commercial construction, including construction contracts, construction liens, payment and breach of construction contract disputes, construction defects, collections, and construction lien foreclosure litigation in Washington and Oregon, including the Portland metropolitan and Clark County, Washington areas and beyond.

Representation of Contractors, Material Suppliers, Equipment Providers & Professional Service Providers

If you are a construction industry professional, we understand your legal right to seek and collect payments owed to you. We have years of experience in the construction law industry, and our firm can help guide you through the legal technicalities and assist you in collecting payment from the owner or contractor who you provided labor, materials, equipment, or professional services to on the construction project, or otherwise for the improvement of real property.

Vancouver Construction Law Attorneys

We always act professionally and ethically, while aggressively enforcing your right to payment on the construction project. As experienced construction lawyers, our services range from negotiating and collecting payment informally to filing claims and lawsuits when necessary to protect your interests and secure payment of the money owed to you. Our legal experience and representation include:

  • Construction contract advice and drafting
  • Construction lien advice, preparation and recording
  • Lien notices, lien waivers, lien releases
  • Construction lien foreclosure litigation
  • Preparation of demand letters
  • Collections and enforcement of judgments
  • Breach of construction contract lawsuits
  • Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) claims and complaints
  • Claims against Oregon contractor's surety bond claims through the CCB
  • Claims against Washington contractor' s surety bond through formal lawsuit
  • Washington stop payment notices to lenders
  • Construction mediation, arbitration and litigation
  • Other legal advice relating to construction liens, construction disputes and payment issues

Representation of Property Owners

If you are a property owner, our law firm understands your rights and options when involved in a payment disputes with your contractor or other construction industry professional. Our experience, legal representation and advice includes but is not limited to:

  • Breach of construction contract by contractor who may be owed less than what he or she claims
  • Removal of frivolous or invalid liens recorded against your property
  • Defending against construction liens placed on your property by a subcontractor or material supplier who your general contractor failed to pay
  • Complaints and claims with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) against the contractor for breach of contract and/or improper construction liens
  • Claims against a contractor's bond
  • Mediation, arbitration and litigation
  • Other legal advice relating to construction liens, construction disputes and payment issues
  • Defending against construction lien foreclosure litigation

Whether you are an owner or construction industry professional, there are important statutory deadlines that may affect your legal rights. This may include but is not limited to your rights or ability to collect payment, record or foreclose a construction lien, or to assert a complaint or claim in court against a party involved in the construction project, against a contractor's bond, or with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). As experienced construction lawyers, our firm can explain these deadlines and rights to you before it's too late.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

We welcome you to contact one of the experienced construction law attorneys at Slinde Nelson by calling us at 503.417.7777 (Portland) or 1.866.601.9440 today, or contact us online to see if we are the right law firm for you. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and needs, whether you are a property owner or construction industry professional, so you do not risk anything by looking into our firm.