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Signing of HB 869 Read more about the law here.

Law Review Article on Mississippi’s Construction Lien Law by Robert Wise and Trey Copeland

The full MS Law Journal Article by Robert Wise and Trey Copeland on Mississippi’s Lien Law they drafted and shepherded to passage appears below.  It may be cited as “Clyde X. (“Trey”) Copeland, III & Robert P. Wise, Expansion of Mississippi Construction Lien Laws, 84 Miss. L.J. 905 at pp. ____ (2015)

At the Signing Ceremony for Mississippi’s New Construction Lien Law

Governor Phil Bryant (2d from R) joined on either side by Trey Copeland, Esq. and Robert P. Wise, Esq., drafters of the new lien law, and Suzanne Sharpe, Esq., the lead legislative strategist, celebrating successful passage of the Mississippi’s new construction lien law, SB 2622.

Robert P. Wise and Suzanne S. Sharpe of Sharpe & Wise provided the drafting, negotiation and provision of legislative strategy for the successful passage of Mississippi’s new construction lien law, SB 2622, along with Trey Copeland of Copeland Jernigan. The new lien law went into effect on April 11, 2014.

The new Mississippi lien law has many deadlines and notice requirements that Mississippi subcontractors, materialmen and design consultants must meet to preserve their lien rights. We are providing short summaries here on the new law’s requirements plus a link to a full copy of the new law, Miss. Code Ann. §§ 85-7-401 et seq.

We are available to talk with you about the new law’s deadlines and requirements. Just call (601-968-5561) or email us ( ) with your questions.


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