A Primer on Mechanic’s Liens in New York City

Manny A. Frade is the chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Construction practice group; over the years, he’s represented a wide array of clients in the construction industry, including developers, owners, contractors, and subcontractors. In this Q&A, Manny provides an overview of Mechanic’s Liens, an important legal recourse for contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers who are owed money…

Contractors For MTA May Be Exposed To Debarment

Manny A. Frade heads up Meltzer Lippe’s Construction Practice Group. He serves contractors throughout the industry, many of whom perform work for public authorities including the MTA. The NYS legislature passed a law that can effectively result in prohibiting contractors from performing government work for five years. The new law provides that if MTA contractors…