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news & events / 12.06.21 /Jacob E. Amir

Attorney Jacob Amir Obtained The Cancellation Of A Mechanics Lien Filed Against A Condominium Building And 48 Condominium Units.

Attorney Jacob Amir obtained the cancellation of a mechanics lien filed against a condominium building and 48 condominium units. The lienor, a general contractor, needed to pay substantial insurance premiums in order to qualify its bid for a project. When the project was delayed, the contractor filed for recovery of its premium costs. Our firm first filed a demand for a Lien Law statement to identify the claimed expenditures, then filed a petition under Lien Law 19(b) to discharge the lien since it was based upon expenses that are not recoverable through the Lien Law. The Court adopted our arguments and canceled the mechanic’s lien in its entirety.