How does a lien sale work?

The purpose of every construction lien is to secure payment.  But, there are times when there are no funds to pay lien claimants.  In these situations, lien claimants may have to enforce their lien, which can mean having to file a lawsuit, obtain a specific type of judgment, and sell the property to which the…

“What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” — And Other Truths For First-Time Homebuyers

Of all the investments you make in your lifetime, buying your first home is undoubtedly one of the most exciting — and one of the riskiest. People say that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that simply isn’t true — especially when you’re buying a home. The reality is that many first-time homebuyers…

2016 Collections for Our Creditor Clients Totaled Nearly $5 million

Throughout 2016, our firm managed roughly 150 collection matters and returned the following amounts to our creditor clients: Principal: $4,711,069.78 Interest: $7,382.82 Fees: $7,030.74 A large percentage of these recoveries involved perfection of a lien or bond claim right, which has the benefit of securing a client’s receivable until payment is received, and we believe that…

Recent success getting insurers to pay for construction defect claims

Attorney Seth Chastain recently represented a pair of homeowners in West Seattle who brought claims against a contractor for a botched home remodel project.  The contractor’s substandard work left the homeowners with a number of construction defects in their home, including broken doors, cracked drywall, broken bathroom fixtures, and misapplied paint.  After getting an independent…

Three favorable results for LvBC clients with condominium defects and damage

Attorney Dave von Beck of Levy ׀ von Beck ׀ Comstock scored a pair of recent successes for two of our Puget Sound-area condominium association clients, whose buildings had suffered construction defects and resulting damage.  For a condominium in West Seattle, Dave was able to recover over $135,000 from the insurer of a contractor that…

Legal Award

Levy – von Beck receives award as 2016 Best Law Firm in the Pacific Northwest for Construction Defects

We are pleased to have been awarded, “Best Law Firm for Construction Defect Litigation in the Pacific Northwest” by Acquisition International.  Acquisition International’s 2016 Legal Awards highlight and promote the most deserving companies across the world that have, over the past 12 months, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to outstanding performance, integrity, and innovation. Nominated by clients, peers…

Water in Crawlspace

What to do if your Basement or Crawlspace Floods

  If water makes its way in your basement or crawlspace, you need to take action fast.  Particularly in basements or other heated spaces, water can cause mold, mildew, rot, and other damage very quickly if it is not promptly and properly removed. Causes of water infiltration Water can make its way into your home…

How to Make a Claim on your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Recent, heavy storms here in the Pacific Northwest, with more wet and windy weather in the forecast, means that many homeowners will likely suffer property damage that may be covered under their homeowner’s policy.  Here are some tips and a video to help you decide whether to make a claim, and some words of warning…