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Frederick A. Lurie
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law ...
  • Illinois
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Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mechanics Lien Litigation Prosecution and Defense
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Trial Bar, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
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U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Education
DePaul College of Law
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Lake Forest College
B.A. | Philosophy, Sociology & Anthropology
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ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
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Construction Claims Network
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Construction Law Group
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Construction Lawyer Network
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Construction Lawyers Only
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J. Reuben Clark Law Society Construction Law Section
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McGraw Hill Construction Events
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American Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association
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Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered
Q. What is the best legal action to motivate a contractor to complete a project and what are our rights as homeowners?
A: Under Section 5 of the Mechanics Lien Act, the contractor is required to provide you with a sworn statement listing all the subcontractors, their trades and contract amounts before any money is due if you request the information. The statute provides:

"It shall be the duty of the contractor to give the owner, and the duty of the owner to require of the contractor, before the owner or his agent, architect, or superintendent shall pay or cause to be paid to the contractor or to his order any moneys or other consideration due or to become due to the contractor, or make or cause to be made to the contractor any advancement of any moneys or any other consideration, a statement in writing, under oath or verified by affidavit, of the names and addresses of all parties furnishing labor, services, material, fixtures, apparatus or machinery, forms or form work and of the amounts due or to become due to each."

Of course you have the disadvantage of having paid considerably more than the value of the work performed and so the contractor has more leverage. But the advice you received seems sound. Don't forget to request the subcontractor information in the same correspondence.
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Q. Construction relate
A: It sounds like your claim is against your sales rep.
Q. What Kind of Lawyer do I need?
A: You will likely need a code inspection to make sure the work was code compliant.
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Law Offices of Frederick A. Lurie
20 South Clark Street
Suite 1710
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: (312) 553-0550
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