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Can my project management...

Can my project management consulting firm place a lien the property that we have been hired to get permits for new construction for the past 2 years, when our client, the property owner, is planning to sell the property without paying us for the past 3 months?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Seattle, Washington

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not by our firm

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't think so

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Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 8 months ago

First, any earned and unpaid fees need to be paid as agreed. Second, a lien can only be placed if they have a claim and would require filing a civil lawsuit in the county where defendant is located.

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Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Any wrongly placed lien would be removed and sale should proceed, often with funds in dispute being escrowed.

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If that is clear and acceptable, please reply "yes"

if you have any follow up, just reply and ask me.

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