Archive for the ‘mechanic’s lein’ Category

Contractor No Te Amo, Taco Bell! Mechanics’ Lien Elucidation

The Court of Appeals decided Delmastro & Eells v. Taco Bell Corp. about 3 weeks ago, and the opinion taught a few lessons about when a Mechanic’s Lien can turn into a quicksand trap under Arizona’s groundless lien statute. The opinion is worth reading for review of several important propositions of mechanic’s lien law. D […]

Mechanics’ Liens and Trust Parties

On September 1, the Arizona Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Williamson v PVOrbit, Inc. (1 CA-CV 10-0390) that’s worth reading for the instruction given that sometimes is not well understood in the community. PVOrbit filed a mechanics’ lien under the statutory scheme but would not listen to the argument of the Williamsons that […]


I’ve been reading long, gas-baggy recorded documents like Declarations of Easements and Restrictive Covenants for so long that my eyes instinctively roll back, revolting at their recognition of the familiar stack of paper. These instruments are particularly prevalent in shopping centers and office and industrial parks, and mixed use projects that incorporate varieties of commercial […]