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The Contractor's 'Sledge Hammer' - The Sale of the Owner's Property (or Threat Thereof) Under North Carolina's Lien Law

05.01.2006
Pete Marino Authors Article on Rights Provided to Contractors and Material Suppliers Under the North Carolina "Lien Law"

Smith Anderson partner Pete Marino recently authored an article The Contractor's 'Sledge Hammer' - The Sale of the Owner's Property (or Threat Thereof) Under North Carolina's Lien Law. Under this law, contractors and materials suppliers can actually force the sale of the owner's real property to satisfy lien rights. The article sets forth the information construction law practitioners need to know about the lien foreclosure sale process in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys publication The Defender recently published this article.

An experienced complex and commercial litigator, Mr. Marino's practice includes all facets of construction law arising out of public and private projects. He has extensive experience representing owners, developers, general contractors, design professionals and large sub-contractors on a wide variety of construction matters.

Mr. Marino is the Managing Editor and Co-Author of the North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook. He currently serves a three-year elected term on the Construction Council of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and as an appointed member of the Joint Committee of the Carolina's Chapter of the Association of General Contractors and NCBA. He has published on numerous topics including project delivery systems, construction contracts, lien law, licensing of construction professionals and insurance issues in construction.

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