California Preliminary Notice

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Within 20 days of beginning a public works project, certain subcontractors and materials suppliers must send a public works preliminary notice (also known as a pre-lien or preliminary 20-day notice) to the public entity owner and direct contractor. Some subcontractors and suppliers who do not correctly complete and serve this form before the deadline forfeit the right to certain powerful claims to payment if they remain unpaid upon completion of the project.

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William L. Porter


Specializing in construction law and labor and employment law, William Porter is also the President of Porter Law Group, Inc. He has practiced construction law for more than 25 years in private, state and federal construction claims before state and federal courts.

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