Prompt Pay Acts in Maryland Provide Protection to Contractors

The State of Maryland has two Prompt Pay Acts available to all contractors, and an additional prompt payment mechanism available to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (“DBE”) and Minority Business Enterprises (“MBE”). Prompt Payment Act for State Projects The State Prompt Payment of Subcontractors Act is found in the Code of Maryland Regulation (“COMAR”). These regulations require a…

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Construction Law: Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Maryland

The process for filing a mechanic’s lien in Maryland can be confusing and appear somewhat redundant to a contractor simply seeking to obtain payment for work performed and materials furnished. From start to finish, a mechanic’s lien requires multiple steps in order to secure payment.  These steps include pre-lien requirements, filing of a petition for…

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