Attorney Stan Bachman leads our construction law team. Stan has extensive experience helping contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers resolve disputes. He understands and appreciates construction industry clients because he’s “been there, done that” as a Kansas City commercial general contractor and business owner for 25 years before becoming a lawyer.
He will help you with all aspects of your construction business including business formation, contract drafting, and negotiations, mediation and arbitration, litigating claims, and managing relationships between contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Stan provides full-service construction law services to individuals and businesses in Missouri and Kansas. Contact us to schedule an appointment with construction attorney Stan Bachman.
- Construction contract drafting, review, counsel, and negotiation
- Extra work and change orders
- Collections counsel and negotiation
- Construction Litigation
- Mechanic’s Liens and Subcontractor’s Liens
- Mediation and arbitration
- Settlement Negotiations
- Prevailing Wage/Davis-Bacon Compliance and Defense
- Collective Bargaining/Union Issues
- General Employment Matters
- General Business and Corporate Counsel
- Registered Agent Services (KS)
What are Mechanic’s Liens?
If they are not paid, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers have a right to assert a lien upon the property for the value of work performed, or the cost of the materials supplied, to improve such property or supplies delivered to the project site.
These type of liens are called a mechanic’s liens, and it ensures the rights of people who provide labor and or materials to increase the value of the property.
While the theory is straightforward, Kansas and Missouri have:
- Very specific notice and service requirements
- Deadlines that must be met, and
- Specific language that should be used
In order for a mechanic’s lien or subcontractor’s lien to be enforceable – do not put yourself at risk!
If you are a company that works in the construction industry we recommend that you use the knowledge and experience of a construction lawyer, like MSB partner Stan Bachman, to ensure that you are preparing the necessary documents and complying with the rules required to make your lien enforceable should you need to invoke it.
The construction industry is vitally important to our country. We rely on construction for our homes, apartments, places of business, and for many of us our livelihood. If you are a participant in the construction industry, you already know how interesting and unique business challenges can and do arise. When those challenges present a legal issue, or even before they become a legal issue, it is important to have a construction lawyer you can trust.
The Kansas and Missouri construction lawyers at Morefield, Speicher and Bachman are here to help. Our firm represents all participants in the industry, from contractors and subcontractors to engineers, architects, and owners. We represent clients at every stage of the construction process.
We understand the nuances of the construction industry and are aware that an issue regarding your business can compromise your bottom line. We work hard to ensure we find the best, most cost-effective solution. We commonly help clients with:
- Negotiating construction contracts;
- Collections counsel and negotiation;
- Extra work and change orders;
- Mechanic’s liens and bond claims;
- Mediation and arbitration;
- Settlement and negotiations;
- General advice and counsel concerning all things construction; and
- General business advice and counsel concerning corporate matters;