BB&L Congratulates New Partner Evan Koch

BB&L Congratulates New Partner Evan Koch

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Baker, Burton & Lundy Contratulates New Law Partner Evan Koch

Baker, Burton & Lundy is pleased to announce that trial lawyer Evan Koch has been made a partner. After meeting BB&L partners Kent Burton & Albro Lundy on the volleyball courts of Hermosa Beach in 2011, Evan began working as a full-time attorney in the litigation department. Evan’s skill in getting results for his clients was noticed by the legal community and he has been recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers in 2014 – 2018.

“Evan has become an integral part of our winning team,” said partner Albro Lundy, “winning both clients and cases. His superior legal analysis and keen aptitude has added to the foundation of our growing litigation practice especially in the areas of personal injury, employment and business litigation resulting in several seven figure judgments and settlements. Best – our clients really like him.”

Committed to the South Bay community, Evan is an active member of the South Bay Inns of Court, Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the South Bay Bar Association, volunteer in the South Bay Bar Association’s “Ask a Lawyer” Program, and graduate of Leadership Hermosa Beach (Class of 2014). Evan graduated with honors from Michigan State University and cum Laude from Washington College of Law at American University, Washington DC. Before joining Baker, Burton & Lundy, Evan also clerked for the Honorable Rex Heeseman at the Los Angeles Superior Court and the Honorable Reggie B. Walton at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Baker, Burton & Lundy Wins Best of the Beach Civil Attorney

Baker, Burton & Lundy Wins Best of the Beach Civil Attorney

Baker, Burton & Lundy Wins the 2018 Easy Reader Best of the Beach Award

Local Hermosa Beach Law Office is Honored as Best Civil Attorney in South Bay

March 8, 2018

The law office of Baker, Burton & Lundy is honored to be voted the Best of the Beach Award for Civil Attorney in the South Bay by the Easy Reader.

Best Civil Attorney

The law firm of Baker, Burton and Lundy is known locally for representing residents before planning commissions, mediating neighborhood disputes, and providing pro bono services to nonprofits. Its one story building on Pier Avenue in downtown Hermosa Beach is about as far from the Century City high rises favored by high powered attorneys as one can get, literally and figuratively, and still be in Los Angeles County. Office dress favors Reyn Spooner Hawaiian shirts over starched Oxford cloth and their email ends in SurfLaw.Com.

The fact that the firm has won over $4 billion in settlements, including $2 billion against Sempra Energy, is nowhere in evidence, except for the fact that they recently bought the nextdoor dry cleaners and are remodeling the space to accommodate their growing staff.

 See the full posting here: https://www.easyreadernews.com/best-beach-2018-professional-services/

 Serving clients from all the South Bay beach cities as well as all over California, Baker, Burton & Lundy is the longest running business on Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach and committed to providing the excellent legal service to our clients right here in the South Bay.

 

 

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How to Avoid Having a Lien Recorded Against Your Home after Construction

How to Avoid Having a Lien Recorded Against Your Home after Construction

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How to Avoid Having a Lien Recorded Against Your Home after Construction

By Clint Wilson

During the remodel or renovation of your home, here are some steps to take to help ensure that your property remains lien free after construction is complete. First, it’s worth mentioning that during construction, various subcontractors and materialmen may have sent you preliminary lien notices. These notices are meant to inform you which subcontractors and materialmen, if not paid in full, have the right to record a lien against your property. If any subcontractors or materialmen have previously provided you with a lien notice, you will definitely need to obtain unconditional lien releases upon completion of work.

With that said, the home improvement agreement between you and the general contractor should already provide for most of the following, however, if it does not (or if there was no agreement), here are some items worth requesting from your general contractor to help ensure your home remains lien free after construction.

  • Conditional lien releases from those subcontractors and materialmen that have completed their work (or portion thereof) but have not been paid in full.

    Conditional lien releases should be submitted by the general contractor with each application for payment or invoice. “Conditional” means that they will release their lien rights upon getting paid. Each conditional lien release should be followed by an unconditional lien release once payment has been made.

  • Unconditional lien releases from those subcontractors and materialmen that have been paid in full.

    Unconditional lien releases from subcontractors and materialmen that have completed their work and have been paid in full should accompany subsequent applications for payment or invoices.

  • Unconditional lien releases from all subcontractors and materialmen once the general contractor has been paid in full, or preferably, prior to final payment being made.

    Note that pursuant to an agreement with the general contractor, the owner might have negotiated for the right to withhold some portion of the general contractor’s fee until the owner is provided with all unconditional lien releases and the project is complete. As such, the general contractor will need to ensure that all subcontractors and materialmen are paid and have provided unconditional lien release prior to receiving its final payment.

  • Notice of Completion.

    Also, depending on the project, a Notice of Completion recorded by the general contractor against the property. The Notice of Completion will limit the period of time that any subcontractor or materialmen can file a lien against the property from 90 days to 30 days.

Hopefully by asking for these items, or better yet, having the general contractor required to provide these items in your home improvement agreement, you can avoid having a lien recorded against your property. Avoiding a lien is always easier than removing one from your property and it is prudent to seek legal advice for your specific situation.

 

Please Note: This document does not constitute legal advice. Please consult an attorney for legal advice on what to do in a particular situation.

 

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