Pete Marino Offers Practical Advice on Navigating the New North Carolina Lien Law


RALEIGH, N.C. – On February 21, 2013, Smith Anderson Partner Pete Marino co-presented at the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Continuing Legal Education program and educated lawyers on the new North Carolina Lien Law. The event, “Construction Law 2013: Practice Smarter, North Harder,” was presented at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary, N.C., as part of the NCBA’s 2013 Construction Law Winter Program.

In his seminar, “Lien and Bond Law – The New and the Old,” Pete provided a preview of the new lien legislation; discussed contractual provisions, compliance protocols and other suggestions for maximizing benefits and minimizing risks under the new lien statutes; identified the effects of failing to provide the “notice to lien agent” or other required notices; and reviewed the significant judicial decisions affecting whether and how lien and bond claims can be pursued.

Pete chairs Smith Anderson’s Construction and Real Estate Development Groups and has been integrally involved as lead counsel for the Firm in some of the most significant projects in the state and region. He has extensive experience in representing owners, developers, general contractors, sureties, design professionals and large subcontractors on a wide variety of construction and development matters. He is experienced in construction contract drafting and negotiation, lien, bond and licensing issues, claims administration and avoidance, and regularly handles owner-contractor-subcontractor disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.


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