Make Sure You’re Signing the Correct Lien Waiver Form!

By Rebecca Bowers and Ted Levy Many of Levy · von Beck & Associates’ clients receive weekly requests from general contractors to provide lien waivers in exchange for payment. Exchanging waivers for payment can be one of the quickest strategies for sub trades to receive payment of invoices and is often essential once a preliminary…

Is Contractor Registration Required on Washington Public Works Projects?

  Washington law is clear as to who may assert a private works lien claim, which is contained in RCW 60.04.021: “…any person furnishing labor, professional services, materials, or equipment for the improvement of real property shall have a lien upon the improvement for the contract price of labor, professional services, materials, or equipment furnished…

Is the lessee a required party when sending a preliminary notice?

By Rebecca Bowers and Ted Levy The three most fundamental questions surrounding the mailing of a preliminary notice (ada Notice to Owner, Notice of Furnishing, Notice to Contractor, Right to Lien) are:  A) Who must receive the notice? B) when must it be mailed?  C) What are the required contents of the notice?  For this…

Levy – von Beck & Associates has been named Construction Law Firm of the Year – 2016 by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards

The 2016 awards honor firms that have demonstrated excellence in their field.  “This year saw unprecedented number of nominations,” according to Corporate LiveWire, “providing strong competition in every category, and the judging panel had the unenviable task of selecting those firms, teams & individuals most worthy of an award.”  Other notable winners in their respective…

Katie Comstock Selected as a Rising Star for Fourth Consecutive Year

Congratulations to shareholder Katie J. Comstock, who has been named as a 2016 Washington Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®, a Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA, to the Top Women Attorneys in Washington Rising Stars® list. The Rising Stars® list recognizes lawyers who show tremendous talent and potential in their early years of…