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I do want to defer to your local counsel, and my research of Florida law is in agreement with that position. First, the breach of contract (failure to complete work to the scope required by the contract) is an impediment to his lien (if it was a lien by materialmen, subcontractors, or other suppliers that would be a different issue), and the fact that he is unlicensed specifically prohibits him from enforcing a lien under Florida Statute 713.02(7) (http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2012/713.02)
So with the traditional legal caution that we can never guarantee anything in litigation, I agree with your attorney's view on this matter, and that your contractor's lien is ill-fated.
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