Legal Question in Banking Law in California

Can I file a lien on a customer's business without a security agreement and the lien still be perfected?

Asked on 5/09/10, 8:09 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

There are three types of liens: consensual (meaning they are created by contract, or contract under a specific statute); statutory (like tax liens); and judgment. If you have a breach of contract, you would have to file a lawsuit, obtain a lawful judgment, and then record an abstract of judgment, which creates a lien on real property. If you have any questions, speak to an attorney, and not your friend down the street.

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Answered on 5/15/10, 3:10 pm

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