Partner, Construction Law Group
Who should attend:
Engineers, Architects, Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers
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After 16 years, a much needed revision to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1 et seq. ("CLL"), was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on January 5, 2011. The impetus behind the amendments was a report issued by the New Jersey Law Revision Commission in March of 2009 identifying several key problems with the statute as it was enacted in 1994. The amendments purport to clarify various provisions of the statute and conform it to numerous court decisions interpreting the CLL that have been issued during the past 15 years.
Webinar speaker, Steve Nudelman, was involved with the drafting of the proposed amendments to the CLL by the Law Revision Commission, and he is well positioned to guide you in the prosecution or defense of a lien claim under the new law.
The amendments, which take effect immediately, include several significant changes which participants in the construction process -- owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers -- must understand:
- New Timing for Residential Construction Liens.
- Multiple Liens Against the Same Residential Project.
- New Forms.
- New Definitions:
- "Residential Construction"
- Liens on Fee Interest.
- The Lien Fund.
- Liens Against Common Elements.
- Suppliers to Suppliers May Now File Liens.
- Enforcement by Summary Action.
- Residential Construction Liens and the Allocation of Partial Payments.
- Discharge of Liens by Owner.