Understanding Lien Disputes
At times, disputes may arise between lenders and other interest-holders in real estate regarding the priority of certain secured interests in real property. These may include deeds of trust, mortgages, home equity lines of credit, mechanics and materialmen’s liens, judgment liens, as well as liens for water, utilities, and condo or homeowners association dues. The attorneys of Hein Schneider & Bond are frequently asked to represent lenders to protect or defend the priority of their secured interest in insured real property, which may include the filing of requests for emergency injunctive relief.
Utilizing a variety of legal tools, such as actions for reformation of instruments, declaratory judgment and quiet title, actions for award of an equitable lien, and actions on theories of conventional and equitable subrogation, the attorneys of Hein Schneider & Bond have successfully represented lenders in priority disputes in nearly every County throughout the State of Missouri and in Central and Southern Illinois.
Our mechanic’s lien team comprises seasoned litigators with years of experience in construction, real estate, lien priority and lien dispute and recoupment matters. Our mechanic’s lien team handles single claimant residential mechanic’s liens through multi-million dollar, multi-party mechanics lien suits on behalf of lenders, owners and insurers throughout Missouri and Illinois on both residential and commercial developments. Our mechanic’s lien practice includes class action litigation, actions involving contractor fraud, and bad faith litigation.
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