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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP and father of seven young kids.

Tag Archives: mechanic’s lien

Tennessee Mechanic’s Lien Laws: Timing is Everything

Posted in Case Law, Tennessee
The Tennessee Court of Appeals released another opinion in a construction dispute earlier this week.  In East Tennessee Grading v. Bank of America (.pdf), the court grappled with competing ownership claims and made its decision primarily on grounds of timing.   In this case, the owner of a residential development did not pay the excavation… Continue Reading

Lien Law: Using a Template to Gather Information to Pursue Your Claim

Posted in Best Practices, Document Management
One of my favorite leadership gurus, Michael Hyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing) posted a few good recommendations a couple months ago about using templates for greater efficiency.  Michael wrote: For years, I have used the concept of “templating” to improve my productivity. The idea is that you create a template for any task that you find yourself doing… Continue Reading