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Client Alert: Rights of Mechanics Lien Claimants Expanded by Illinois Legislature's Enactment of HB 3636, Overruling the Illinois Supreme Court's Decision in Cypress Creek

In this client advisory, Partners Joseph G. Bisceglia and Ronald B. Grais and Associate Edward T. Mansell review HB 3636, which modifies twosections of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act. The bill is the Legislature’s response to the 2011 Illinois Supreme Court decision in LaSalle Bank National Association v. Cypress Creek I, LP, which limited the rights of mechanics lien claimants. As the authors explain, HB 3636 expands the rights of mechanics lien holders and modifies the notice provision of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act.