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Lien Laws: Collection Remedies for Design Professionals, 1 business CEU APLD, 1 CEU LA CES

Presented by: Milene Apanian, Law Office of Abdulaziz, Grossbert & Rudman
Friday, March 30th - 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Course Description:

This course explains and simplifies design professional's liens. You will learn how to convert a design professional's lien into a mechanic's lien, identify time limits for recording liens and deadlines for filing mechanic's lien lawsuits. There will also be a discussion on the 2011 and 2012 changes to the California collection statutes. Lastly, learn to avoid legal technicalities, which make collection remedies unenforceable and how to comply with the new statutory requirements. Most importantly, learn practical tools, tips, and techniques to streamline your collection efforts!


Milene Apanian assists design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties and owners prevent and resolve disputes on all types of public and private construction projects. She counsels clients throughout the construction process, starting with contract drafting and review. She represents clients in administrative hearings, including Contractors' State License Board disciplinary actions and complaints, labor code violations (prevailing wage), public agency bid disputes and challenges, contractor "responsibility" and bid "responsiveness" issues, subcontractor "listing law" issues and substitutions, "sole-sourcing," " or-equal" approvals and petitions for writ of mandate/prohibition. She negotiates and litigates business transactions and disputes, breach of contract/termination lawsuits, mechanic's lien and stop notice actions, change orders, delay, disruption, acceleration, extra work, and changed conditions claims. She routinely handles mediations, arbitrations and litigation from inception to settlement or trial. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Apanian worked for local architectural firms and construction companies, and gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding the construction industry. Before joining Abdulaziz, Grossbert & Rudman, she worked at Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Lubka Darling Mah, Inc. in Pasadena and Kamine Ungerer, LLP in Downtown Los Angeles and externed at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, Community Redevelopment Agency and at the Public Works Litigation Department. Ms. Apanian serves as mediator on the Los Angeles Superior Court panel. She has been a guest speaker for the Construction Specification Institute Western Region Conference and Los Angeles Chapter, Engineering Contractors Association, American Institute of Architects and Women in Architecture, CA Sign Association, American Fence Association (CA Chapter) and periodically publishes construction law related articles.

Milene Apanian, Construction Litigation Attorney, Law Office of Abdulaziz, Grossbert & Rudman

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