Instructor: John Menken

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: Not Required

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Course Description

This one hour distance learning course takes a comprehensive look at the Mechanic’s liens law as it is used in the construction and electrical contractor or subcontractor industry. The course is the follow-up to the Mechanic’s Liens, Part 1 course and details the different aspects of the Mechanic’s liens law such remote subcontractor liens, tenant work, competing liens and much more. By the end of this class the participant will have a thorough understanding of the Mechanic’s lien laws, how it is affected by sale, foreclosure, bankruptcy, the role of waivers, and other important items insuring a broad knowledge of this subject area and how it can directly affect a construction or electrical contractor’s business.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Express the role of remote subcontractors as it relates to a mechanic's lien
  • Explain the concept of tenant work as it relates to a mechanic's lie
  • Discuss how mechanic’s liens are prioritized against other types of liens
  • Identify the ways that a sale or foreclosure of property affects a mechanic's lien
  • Relate what effect owner bankruptcy has on a mechanic’s lien
  • State an example of a mechanic’s lien waiver
  • Differentiate between a demand letter and a true mechanic’s lien litigation
  • Describe the phrase "battle between innocents" as it relates to mechanic's lien
  • Name several issues facing the future rulings of mechanic's liens
  • Explain why 75% of a claim is a typical "good settlement"
  • Identify items that go into the settlement of subcontractor claims

Instructor Bio

John Menken has been in corporate education for over 30 years. His background covers all aspects of enterprise training including instructional design, technical writing, internal consulting, eLearning, multimedia development, mobile learning, web programming and online/standup training, including international, in both soft skills and technical areas.

John has authored course materials for both colleges and private industry and in his current role as a trainer for a major southeastern utility company he puts together courseware, curricula, job aids, presentations, marketing videos and eLearnings to support learning initiatives of all types. He has many HR-related implementations to his credit and has managed training groups as large as twelve people.

John's current focus is directing learning more towards desired behaviors and less on content, and his past times are kayaking, running, rodbuilding and visiting his two adult children who act like they still need him. John’s been married for over 30 years and claims anything more precise is not possible.

Other Approvals

National Professional Engineer board: Not Required