Mechanic’s Lien Primer (Part Two, with Video): Be Prepared

This is the second installment of a two-part article about compliance with Missouri’s mechanic’s lien law, including recent changes that apply to new construction. As Steven J. Blair pointed out during his presentation in Joplin, much of the focus at present is on new statutory requirements of Missouri’s mechanic’s lien law related to new construction.…

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One Year Later: Still Working to Understand Changes to Mechanics Lien Law

This is part one in a multi-part series of articles about compliance with Missouri’s mechanics lien law for both new construction and remodeling. In November, the changes to Missouri’s mechanic’s lien law will have been in place for one year. Attorney Steven Blair, who first presented an educational program on compliance with the new law to…

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Lien Law Compliance and E-Recordings

Counties Accepting E-Recordings As of August 19, 2010, there are several counties that are accepting e-recordings to expedite the process of additional recordings required by changes to the lien law. Listed below are those counties, as well as a phone number for their recorder of deeds office. Please be advised that many counties do not…

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Attorney Reviews Changes to Lien Law for HBA Members

Attorney Steven J. Blair reviewed changes to Missouri’s mechanic’s lien law at a presentation for the HBA’s members last week. Several important aspects of the law highlighted by Blair included: – The new section of the statute applies to any conveyance of property closing on or after November 1, 2010. This means it applies now,…

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Attorney to Review Changes to Missouri’s Mechanic’s Lien Law

During the 2010 session, the Missouri legislature passed legislation making extensive changes to the mechanic’s lien law related to new residential construction. Attorney Steven J. Blair of Hall Ansley Sweeney & Rodgers will present a program designed to help HBA members understand the impact of these changes. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, October 7…

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Mechanic’s Lien Update

Last week the Governor signed into law changes to the mechanic’s lien statutes. The Truly Agreed and Finally Passed version of HB 2058 can be accessed by clicking here; the TAFP version of HB 1692 can be viewed by clicking here.

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Missouri Legislature Passes Controversial Changes to Mechanic’s Lien Law

On the last day of the 2010 state legislative session, the Senate Committee Substitute for House Committee Substitute for House Bill 2058, commonly referred to as the Mechanic’s Lien bill, was given final approval. Proponents of the bill said such changes must be made in an effort to encourage title insurance companies to continue to…

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