Lien and bond issues require technical and precise application of the law to specific projects.

At Montgomery Purdue, we have extensive experience representing owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and suppliers with bonding, enforcing liens in private commercial and residential construction projects, and in resolving lien claims.

We routinely counsel and provide literature to our clients on the type of lien/claim notices that are required, when notice must be given, and the mechanics of filing a lien or making a claim on the bond/retainage.

We prosecute and defend claims on bonds/retainage in state public jobs, and handle lawsuits under the Miller Act for federal jobs.

Representative Work

  • Recovered full balance owed to concrete supplier on a state job in a payment bond foreclosure lawsuit
  • Recovered full balance owed to a drilling contractor on federal job in a Miller Act case
  • Successfully defended private and public owners in lien foreclosure lawsuits or claims against bonds/retainage on public jobs
  • Obtained a judgment in excess of $1 million on a general contractor’s lien for a private project that was upheld on appeal and fully paid
  • Successfully pursued numerous materialman’s lien foreclosure lawsuits on private jobs resulting in payment for our contractor, professional service provider, and supplier clients

Client Testimonials

“I have used Drew Chisholm at Montgomery Purdue for the past 15 years to represent my construction business, and for my personal, legal matters. I’ve been 100% satisfied with him and the results he and his firm have produced. I have recommended him to my friends and associates to whom they have all thanked me and think of Drew and his results the same way I do.”

Louis Mark
Window Installation Specialists

“The environmental and construction attorneys at Montgomery Purdue have assisted our company with multiple matters over many years. Their knowledge of environmental law and regulatory processes were instrumental to the completion of one of our large development projects with complex contamination issues. We appreciate their personal approach, dedication to our success, and broad areas of expertise.”

Stu Vander Hoek
Vander Hoek Corporation

“I work in the Credit Department for a material supplier to private and public jobs. I have used Drew Chisholm at Montgomery Purdue as our attorney for many, many years. Drew knows the complexities of all the lien laws in private jobs (both commercial and residential), as well as the many hurdles in asserting claims on Federal and State Projects. He knows when and how to assert those rights and gets us paid. He is also very creative and adept at crafting agreements so our customers pay us. Drew is personable, practical and resolves our legal issues.”

Paulyne VanderSloot
Credit Manager
Mutual Materials

Contact a Construction Liens and Bonds Attorney

Andrew (Drew) Chisholm’s practice emphasizes business litigation, construction law, and insurance recovery. His legal experience and academic background provide him with the skills to handle a wide range of business matters. In his more than two decades of practice, he has litigated a variety of business disputes, ranging from construction, negotiable instruments, insurance coverage, real property, employment, defamation, non-compete, foreclosures, to business dissolutions. Clients benefit from his energetic, innovative, and effective approach.

Drew Chisholm

Additional Resources

Record a Lien

Montgomery Purdue recommends you use Lien Research Corp. to assist you to record your lien. After you record your lien, contact Montgomery Purdue to discuss the next steps to recover the amount you are owed under your lien.

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