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UPDATE – Arizona Supreme Court Rescinds 21-Nov-2012 Administrative Order 2012-85

10-Dec-2012, Guy W. Bluff, Esq.[1] 15 days after the Arizona Supreme Court issued its Emergency Order #2012-85 modifying Arizona’s Administrative Code relating to Certified Legal Document Preparers, the Court issued a new Order rescinding the same (see Administrative Order 2012-94).

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Effective 21-Nov-2012, Lien Service Companies Are Not Authorized to Sign 20 Day Preliminary Notices or Mechanic Liens in Arizona

30-Nov-2012, Guy W. Bluff, Esq.[1] Effective 21-Nov-2012, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an Emergency Order changing Arizona’s Administrative Code with regard to the execution of legal documents by CLDP’s (Certified Legal Document Preparers). Arizonahas a long history of regulating what it

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Changes to California’s Mechanics Lien Law and Release and Waiver Forms (Eff. 7/1/2012)

Significant Changes to California’s Mechanics Lien Law and Release and Waiver Forms. Guy W. Bluff, Esq. (02-Jun-2012) Effective July 1, 2012 all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds inCaliforniawill be repealed and replaced by

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Mechanic Liens – Scope of Lien; 20 Day Preliminary Notices; Completion Date; Lis Pendens– Fagerlie v. Markham Contracting (31-May-2011)

Guy W. Bluff, Esq. 29-Oct-2011 In the case of Fagerlie v. Markham Contracting Co, (1 CA-CV-10-0051, 31-May-2011), Division 1 of the Arizona Court of Appeals held that (1) Markham could claim a lien on the lots for work done at

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Posted in Arizona, Lis Pendens, Mechanic Liens, Preliminary Notices

Mechanic Liens – 20 Day Preliminary Notice Requirements – Allstate Utility v. Towne Bank (CA1, Ariz 25-Oct-2011)

Guy W. Bluff, Esq. 28-Oct-2011 In the case of Allstate Utility Construction, LLC v. Towne Bank of Arizona (1 CA-CV-10-0556; 0747, 25-Oct-2011), Division 1 of the Arizona Court of Appeals finally addressed several issues relating to alleged defect with the

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[Article] 20 Day Preliminary Notices – Your Best Protection of Payment

SW Contractor – 2008 Professional Services Guide

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Preliminary Notices – The Process is Simple

The Process for preparation of a Preliminary Notice in Arizona is simple. 1]        The Notice must be sent out within 20 days of first providing labor, materials, equipment, or services to the project.  A notice can never be sent out

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Construction Preliminary Notices / Notices to Owner – Forms / Deadlines Differ by State

Arizona law requires that every person (except for wage earners) who furnishes labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to a construction project give prior written notice, generally called a 20 Day Preliminary Notice, of their statutory rights to

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New California Mechanic Lien Requirements for 2011

Guy W. Bluff,  Esq. (06-Feb-2011) Effective, 01-Jan-2011, California Civil Code sections 3084 and 3146 require two additional notices relating to mechanic’s liens: the “Notice of Mechanic’s Lien” and the “Notice of Pendency of Action.”  For those construction attorneys practicing in

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Construction Industry – Top 3 Construction Law Trends Of Today

By: Guy W. Bluff, Esq. (17-Jun-2010) Any individual involved with the construction industry will do good to understand the construction law trends, especially the ones that have come through in the last decade or so.   The dynamics of the construction

Posted in Arizona, Bankruptcy, Mechanic Liens, Preliminary Notices