Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC handles all aspects of mechanic’s liens throughout the State of Minnesota and elsewhere. Mechanic’s liens in Minnesota can be technically demanding, require proper documentation, precise timing, careful attention to detail, and depending on the project or property, can be complex. Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC provides advice and assistance, including drafting and serving the appropriate notices, filing and serving the appropriate lien documents, as well as handling mechanic’s lien foreclosure litigation.

General contractors and subcontractors file mechanic’s liens to reserve their right to compensation for unpaid work. Anyone who contributes to the improvement of real estate can file a mechanic’s lien. However, to do so requires strict compliance with Minnesota Statutes.

  • General contractors must provide pre-lien notice to owners in the contract or within 10 days after the work is agreed upon.
  • Subcontractors must provide pre-lien notice within 45 days.
  • A mechanic’s lien must be filed within 120 days of the last item of work.
  • An action to foreclosure the mechanic’s lien must be brought within one year of the last item of work.

Failure to meet these requirements can result in an invalid lien. The process to collect and foreclose a mechanic’s lien can be complex and varies from a typical lawsuit. As such, seeking the advice and legal expertise of counsel is highly recommended if a mechanic’s lien must be pursued.

When filing and enforcing mechanic’s liens in Minnesota, it is important to have the right legal team on your side. Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC can help. Call us today if you would like advice or assistance regarding mechanic’s liens.