A workshop focusing on explaining and simplifying California collection remedies such as mechanic’s liens and stop payment notices will be held in Sept. 3 in Long Beach.

Designed for contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers, the discussion will teach you how to efficiently collect payment on construction projects, increase your profits, and avoid common mistakes and legal technicalities used to defeat collection efforts. Participants will interact during the presentation and be allowed to ask questions related to real collection issues.

Learning objectives include:

Mechanic’s lien

  • Understand the mechanic’s lien procedural requirements and forms and how to comply;
  • Learn how to make your mechanic’s lien collectible;
  • Identify time limits and deadlines for recording mechanic’s liens; and
  • Identify time limits and deadlines for filing mechanic’s lien lawsuits.

Stop payment notices

  • Learn how to make sure that your stop payment notice is enforceable;
  • Identify time limits and deadlines for serving stop payment notices;
  • Identify time limits and deadlines for filing lawsuits to enforce your stop payment notices; and
  • Understand legal technicalities which can make stop payment notices unenforceable and how to avoid them.

 

Getting Paid on Construction Projects and Increasing Profits

Presented by Milene C. Apanian of Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman

Hosted by the 2015 Long Beach Landscape Expo

Date: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: Early bird rate, $30. At the door, $50.

Click HERE to register.

About the speaker

Milene C. Apanian

Milene C. Apanian

Milene C. Apanian is a partner at Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman where she assists contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers avoid and efficiently resolve disputes and get paid.

She counsels clients throughout the construction process, drafting and reviewing contracts for contractors, subcontractors and owners; negotiates and litigates business transactions and disputes, breach of contract/termination lawsuits, stop payment notice and mechanic’s lien and bond claims, change orders, delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work, and changed conditions claims. She routinely handles mediations, arbitrations and litigation from inception to settlement or trial.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Apanian worked for local architectural firms and construction companies. She obtained her bachelor of architecture from University of Southern California and her juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in California, Nevada,

and the Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Apanian has standing columns in construction trade publications and frequently speaks on construction law related topics.