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Leveraging the New Lien Rights as an Interior Designer

January 16

Learn About the Recent Change in Illinois Law that Affects Interior Designers

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The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act was amended to allow interior designers to assert mechanics lien rights against projects to collect unpaid fees.  Do you know what that means, and how this law can benefit your business?  Construction lawyer Ryan Hiss will give us a primer on mechanics lien.  He will identify what they are, how they should be used, and how they can be effective tools in getting paid for your hard work.  In this presentation, the timing of a when a lien claim must be asserted will be discussed, as well as details on what you need to do to assert a lien claim and how you go about doing so.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can take advantage of your newly provided mechanics lien rights to collect your fees. Even if you don’t have an issue with getting paid, it’s important to stay on top of changes in Illinois laws that affect your business.

In this session you will learn:

-What is a Mechanics Lien?

-Who can file?

-How Do Mechanics Liens Work?

-How do designers file and who is eligible

-Path to State Registration-Benefits of filing a Lien-Negatives of filing a Lien

**This event is intended for Architect and Design Firms only. If you are a manufacturer or industry partner, we’d love to connect with you in another capacity. Please reach out for more details.**

Earn a complimentary .1 CEU Credit

In partnership with ASID Illinois


About the speaker

Ryan A. Hiss, Partner, Laurie & Brannan LLP

Throughout his 20+ year career, Ryan Hiss has focused his practice on asserting and protecting the legal rights of those involved in the construction industry. He strives to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients and favorably resolve disputes as efficiently as possible — so his clients can focus on the building process, instead of legal issues.

Mr. Hiss’ construction practice is multi-faceted. Mr. Hiss represents virtually all stakeholders associated with construction projects, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment renters, architects, engineers and owners in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The subject matters of these disputes have varied over the years, including: defective construction, delays, differing site conditions, inefficiencies, failure to pay, change order disputes, contract interpretation, insurance coverage, design errors and omissions, mechanics liens, payment and performance bonds, and statutory violations.

Awards and Honors

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers in Construction 2016, 2017
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Construction Practice) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America (Construction Practice) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Chicago Magazine’s “Top Attorneys In lllinois” (Construction Practice) 2015, 2016



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