A lien is a right to take another’s property if an obligation is not met. Liens are powerful pre-judgment collection tools. However, there are many traps for the unwary. You should know: what must be filed, when it must be filed, who should receive notice of the filing, and how can I gain priority over other lien claimants?

  • Mechanic’s Lien
  • New Lien law takes effect November 1, 2011

  • Oil and Gas Well Lien
  • Protects those that perform services or provides equipment for oil wells or pipelines. (read more)

  • Physician’s Lien
  • Protects physicians who perform medical services for any person injured as result of negligence or act of another to file lien for amount due.

  • Homeowner’s Association Lien
  • Protects associations that provide management, maintenance, preservation and control of commonly owned areas.

  • Laborer’s Lien
  • Protects those who perform labor for another.

  • Lien for Services on Personal Property
  • Protects those who produces, repairs, or alters personal property.

  • Oil and Gas Owner Lien
  • Protects those that own oil and gas rights.

  • Agriculture Lien
  • Protects those that furnish goods or services to a farmer, or leases land to a farmer.

  • UCC Lien
  • A lien filed on movable objects.

On August 27, 2013, Gary Quinnett presented a legal seminar on commercial real estate issues. The attendees rated him "Excellent"