CLE | Mechanics’ Liens: What Every Lawyer Should Know

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | TIME: Noon to 2 p.m.  | WHERE: CNY Philanthropy Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 | MCLE: 2.0 (1.0 Skills, 1.0 Professional Practice) COST: $40 Member, $60 Non-Member, $20 Paralegal, FREE to Lifetime/Agency/Student | Financial waiver information is available here. | Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for Experienced and Newly Admitted Attorneys.

Doors Open at 11:30 a.m. Come early and grab a slice of free pizza!

Do you have a Residential or Commercial client contending with Mechanics’ Liens?? They’re tricky and you need to have an understanding of how to speak clearly about them to your client. This CLE is for you. Topics covered include:

  • Best Practices in obtaining and enforcing Mechanics’ Liens to protect your client’s interests and mitigate the potential for errors.
  • Learn the nuances of what Mechanics’ Liens actually mean to your residential and commercial clients.
  • Receive tips on how to counsel Mechanics’ Lien claimants.


Michael Rubin, Esq. Mr. Rubin is chair of Goldberg Segalla’s OSHA and Worksite Safety Practice Group. A Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Michael focuses his practice on issues involving occupational safety and health law. He advises and represents employers across multiple industries nationwide in connection with OSHA inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions. He has significant hands-on, practical experience managing accident investigations (including those involving multiple fatalities) as well as contesting citations, and/or negotiating for the withdrawal and settlement of the same. With over 15 years of litigation experience, Michael is a skilled trial attorney, litigating matters before the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission — including trials and appeals. Michael has OSHA-30 training in both “construction” and “general industry,” which equips him with the requisite knowledge to counsel and educate employers on safety compliance and proven strategies for minimizing risk, not only on construction sites but also in factory settings. Additionally, Michael devotes a significant portion of his practice to safety and compliance issues in the crane and rigging industry.

Laura A. Colca, Esq.  Ms. Colca is a skilled transactional and corporate attorney who brings more than 20 years of experience to her practice. She has led multiple multimillion-dollar merger-and-acquisition transactions, and possesses a deep understanding of the complexities of due diligence, regulatory compliance, and tactical key employee issues in the M&A process. Laura also regularly drafts complex contracts, and is skilled at negotiating critical business governing agreements, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, terms and conditions, distribution agreements, licenses, and commercial leases.

Anthony M. Kroese is an associate in the firm’s Buffalo office, focusing his practice on commercial litigation, business services, and sport and entertainment law matters. Anthony serves a wide variety of clients in commercial transactions, personal and commercial real estate, and the creative and cost-effective resolution of development and construction contract disputes. He also handles franchising, licensing, and other contracts for clients in the sports and entertainment and hospitality industries.

Anthony graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where he was a chosen admissions fellow. He also served as Social Chair of the Student Bar Association, Editor of the Journal of College and University Law, and the school’s Student Representative to the American Bar Association (ABA). While at Notre Dame, Anthony worked with the school’s NCAA Compliance Office in Athletics, and externed for the Public Defender Program in South Bend, Indiana. Upon graduation, Notre Dame recognized him with the William O. McLean Law School Community Citizenship Award for his service and leadership.

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