As part of MBSA’s mission and service pledge to our members, we proudly bring you a convenient way to get a refresher on utilizing your state’s MECHANICS LIEN law to help guarantee payment on certain accounts.  

During these calls, we’ll cover what a mechanic’s lien is, who may file a mechanic’s lien, the requirements to acquire a valid mechanic’s lien, the requirements for foreclosing the lien and what that means, priorities among lien claimants and mortgage holders and the distinction between rights on public and private construction projects (i.e., mechanic’s lien rights versus bond rights), and the steps that must be taken at the beginning and at the end of a job to protect your rights.

Each call will be approximately 30 minutes, and there will be opportunity at the end for some Q&A.

FORMAT Since each state has its own laws, and they aren’t always the same, there will be 2 calls; one for Indiana members, and one for Michigan members.  They are on two separate days as well, so those members who do business in both states can participate in both calls easily and conveniently.
CALL DATES September 9 at 10:00 AM (Eastern time) for the Indiana call
September 12 at 10:00 AM (Eastern time) for the Michigan call
ACCESS To access the call, please dial 1-888-392-4560; or 317-942-7008, and key in 2074009# at the prompt.
HANDOUTS will be available for you via the web site.  You may download those and print them off  prior to the call.  (They will be available after Labor Day.) That way, you can follow along on the call.

Our Michigan Expert, Elizabeth (Liz) Drolet

Elizabeth Drolet has been involved in mechanic’s lien issues in Michigan for over thirty years. She has worked with numerous suppliers and subcontractors to advise them on their lien and bond rights and how they dovetail into the tough work of getting paid on private and public  jobs. She has litigated or arbitrated hundreds of foreclosure cases. Liz is a solo practitioner in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Download Michigan Handout

Our Indiana Expert, Joshua M. Casselman

Joshua W. Casselman is a partner with the Indianapolis law firm of Rubin & Levin, P.C. (Indianapolis), where he concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, creditor’s rights and commercial litigation. Mr. Casselman has represented numerous suppliers in asserting and enforcing their lien and bond claim rights on Indiana construction projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Management (summa cum laude) from Albion College and a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  Joshua and his firm are also members of MBSA.

Download Indiana Handout