Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Publication of Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens by Howard Turner

The Illinois State Bar Association and the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys are proud to announce the publication of Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens by Howard M. Turner. Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens may be purchased from the Illinois State Bar Association in hard copy and digital formats at https://www.isba.org/store.

Mr. Turner has been practicing, teaching, writing, and drafting legislation on mechanics lien law for over 50 years. He had two main goals in writing this book: (1) to provide a straightforward explanation of mechanics lien law in the text, and (2) to provide in the footnotes a starting point for legal research and acquiring a deeper understanding of mechanics lien law.

Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens is user-friendly, comprehensive, and straightforward. Chapter II, Practical Considerations covers matters judges believe lawyers often get wrong. There are seven checklists including: how to prepare a lien; how to defend against a lien; how to draft a pleading; and how to make payments so an owner only pays once. The Table of Contents and Index are helpful in finding specific issues and answers.

The book is the latest in a series of publications by SOICA members for the benefit of the construction industry.  SOICA members also wrote and edited Construction Dispute Resolution (IICLE 2013), Construction Law: Transactional Considerations (IICLE 2010); Pre-Construction Issues (IICLE 2009); and were contributors to Representing the Parties to a Construction Project (IICLE 2015) and Mechanics Liens in Illinois (IICLE, 2010).