Construction Lien Litigation

Orlando — Tampa — Ft. Myers — West Palm Beach

Mechanic's Lien and Construction Lien Litigation Attorneys

Offering Full Service in Surety Bonds & Construction Liens

Construction claims litigation often arises in Florida as a result of foreclosures or unpaid services. At the law firm of Higley & Szabo, P.A., our lawyers have over 45 years of experience practicing law and over 25 years of construction law experience. In addition, Attorney Higley authored a Construction Lien Manual. Contact our Florida construction lien and public bond litigation lawyers for assistance with a construction matter.

In order to ensure that a contractor is properly protected for payment of construction costs by a property owner, it is essential to correctly file a construction lien for work performed. If a property owner wishes to protect property from having liens filed against it, it is important to correctly obtain lien releases. Our firm is experienced in assisting owners, architects, contractors, subcontractors, banks, builders, and other individuals with ensuring that a notice to owner, notice to contractor, notice of nonpayment, or construction lien is properly filed, and sums due and owing are appropriately determined.

How We Can Help

There are specific legal procedures to follow so that a lien can be avoided or in which a lien can be enforced. The following is a list of some actions our lawyers will take to facilitate the lien or bond process. We understand the importance and significance of these documents and will assist you to prepare the proper documents by the required deadlines.

     LIENS - (Filing Liens and
     Contesting Construction Liens)

     BONDS - (Private and Private
     Construction Payment
     and Performance Bonds)

  • Notice of Commencement
  • Notice to Owner
  • Claim of Lien
  • Assignment of Claim of Lien
  • Demand for Copy of Contract
  • Demand for Sworn Statement of Account
  • Request for List of Subcontractors and Suppliers
  • Service of Notice and Lien Documentation
  • Waiver and Release of Liens
  • Conditional Release of Lien
  • Duration of Claims of Lien
  • Notice to Contest a Lien
  • Complaint to Show Cause
  • Notice to Contractor
  • Notice of Non-Payment
  • Notice of Bond
  • Notice of Contest of Claim Against Payment Bond
  • Waiver of Bond Claim
  • Conditional Payment Bond
  • Transfer of Liens to Security Cash or Surety Bonds
  • Proper payments & Proper Payment Defenses

In addition to filing the proper notices and other documents, our attorneys will assist our clients to comply with Florida Public Construction Bond Laws and Federal Miller Act requirements (federal construction litigation). In addition, we will seek to recover attorney's fees and damages occasioned by a fraudulent lien.

Contact our Construction Law Firm

Our construction and commercial real estate attorneys offer a full range of services to assist clients in construction lien and surety bond legal issues. We work relentlessly to protect the rights of individuals filing construction liens, individuals seeking recovery on payment bonds, individuals resisting liens recorded against their real property, and individuals involved in lien litigation. For experienced representation, contact our Florida construction lien litigation attorneys today.

The law firm of Higley & Szabo, P.A., located in Lake Mary, Florida, represents clients throughout Central Florida, the greater Orlando area, and on the Space Coast, including Orange County, Seminole County, Polk County, Osceola County, Lake County, Hillsborough County, Volusia County, and the communities of Altamonte Springs, Daytona Beach, De Land, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and West Palm Beach.


Office Location

Higley & Szabo, P.A.
185 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 389-7833
Fax: (407) 389-7838

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