Decoding Lien Releases: Safeguarding Your Interests in Construction

Decoding Lien Releases: Safeguarding Your Interests in Construction

Join host Alex Barthet as he dives into the fundamental aspect of construction contracts – Lien Releases. What is a lien release, and why is it so crucial in the construction industry? This episode provides a comprehensive understanding of lien releases, their potential risks, and why every contractor and supplier must understand them before signing.

In this episode, Alex unfolds the differences between partial and final lien releases, and when each one is ideally used. With real-life examples, he illuminates the common pitfalls contractors and suppliers may encounter when signing lien releases, emphasizing the importance of the release’s language and wording.

Taking a deep dive into the realm of Florida construction projects, Alex elucidates the unique laws and regulations that contractors and suppliers need to navigate. This episode is a treasure trove of tips and guidelines for handling the lien release process in Florida, protecting yourself from potential legal predicaments.

Whether you’re a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or an enthusiast eager to learn more about the workings of lien releases, this episode is a goldmine of information. Avoid costly missteps, protect your business, and enhance your understanding of lien releases with Alex’s valuable insights.

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Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or