CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION AND LIENS
Mr. Shuck represents contractors, sub-contractors, materialmen, homeowners, and commercial property owners in matters involving construction liens.
When a contractor, sub-contractor, employee or materialman has not been paid for services performed or materials furnished, Mr. Shuck advises such clients with respect to the notices the client must provide at various stages throughout the construction project. If those notices have been properly filed, Mr. Shuck will assist clients in filing all additional notices that must be filed before filing a Lien Statement and perfecting a lien against a building and/or real property. Once the lien is filed, Mr. Shuck will assist the client in negotiating a settlement; however, if no settlement can be negotiated, Mr. Shuck will assist clients in filing an action in state district court to foreclose on the real property in order to satisfy the amount of the lien.
In addition, Mr. Shuck also represents homeowners and the owners of commercial property who have had liens filed against their property and defend against actions in state district court to foreclose on such liens.
In 2001, the Wyoming State Bar Association established the Lien Statute Study Committee to explore ways to improve the Wyoming Construction Lien Statutes and to address the concerns of numerous other Wyoming attorneys. Mr. Shuck has chaired the committee since 2001. The committee has prepared revisions to the Wyoming Statutes, which have not yet been acted upon by the Wyoming State Bar or the Wyoming Legislature.
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The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.