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The Lien Guru was created by the construction lawyers at Lovein Ribman, P.C. as a free informational resource for the construction industry.  The purpose of the website is to provide quick, easy to understand answers to the everyday legal questions that contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers encounter in regard to enforcing or withholding payment.  If you are interested in learning more about your rights to enforce payment under Texas law, please click on any one of the three informational tabs titled “Learn How to Enforce Payment,” “Understand the Texas Lien Laws” or “Understand Pre-Lien and Lien Filing Deadlines.”  If you are ready to take the next step, read below …

Most likely you have already made repeated demands for payment through invoices, phone calls, and face-to-face requests; all of which have gone ignored. Likely you have been told multiple times that payment is forthcoming and to just hold on for one more week; only to find that you have still not been paid after the next week has come and gone. That is what brought you here today. If you are ready to be taken seriously, then it is time to have a Construction Lawyer prepare and send a formal Payment Demand Letter for you.

Our Payment Demand Letters are powerful! We will get the debtor’s attention. Depending upon your specific situation, your Payment Demand Letter will include the following allegations: (1) an explanation as to how the non-paying contractor has breached your contract by failing to pay; (2) a brief description and notice of any potential statutory violations as a result of the failure to pay, such as Property Code Chapter 28 (the “Prompt Payment Act”) which imposes an annual 18% interest penalty on unpaid construction debts, Property Code Chapter 162 (the “Trust Fund Statute”) which imposes both civil and criminal penalties for diverting construction funds from a Project, and Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 38.001 (statutory right to recover attorneys’ fees and costs); (3) a demand for immediate payment of the principal amount owed, interest, and attorneys’ fees; (4) a representation that a Lawsuit will be filed; and (5) if a Lawsuit is filed, that not only will we seek recovery of the principal amount owed, but also interest on that amount, all incurred attorneys’ fees, statutory penalties, and cost of court. Of course, we will also demand payment of the fees and costs incurred to have us prepare and serve the Payment Demand Letter.

When you use a Construction Lawyer, the other side knows you are serious. All of our Documents are prepared by licensed Texas Construction Lawyers. All of our Documents are specifically tailored to your particular situation. We have a comprehensive understanding of construction and how to enforce the laws enacted by this state to protect you. That is what we do! And we do it in every county throughout the entire state of Texas every day. If you have provided labor, materials, equipment, or professional services to a construction Project in Illinois and have not been paid, we can help regardless of where your office is located.

To initiate the process or to just inquire more about a Payment Demand Letter, please call us or fill out and submit the Request Form below.  You will receive a response from a construction attorney within the hour.


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