Are You Prepared for a Lien Conference?
JON C. BRISSMAN, ESQ.
MONA M. NEMAT, ESQ.
By now we have all heard there is a "lien problem" in California. In fact, the Legislature has gone to great lengths to combat this problem, including the enactment of Senate Bill 863, a sweeping bill designed in part to reduce the backlog of liens before the Board and minimize the filing of new frivolous liens. The authors cannot help but think all these valiant efforts missed the mark. The problem is not necessarily that there are too many liens; the problem from a practical standpoint is the inefficiencies in the resolution process.