"Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens [First Edition] is the most noteworthy publication in recent years for Illinois construction lawyers. It will take its place next to the First and Second Editions of Love on Mechanics Liens. Every Illinois construction lawyer should have this book on their desk."
• Stanley Sklar, Esq., Dispute Resolution Services, Northbrook, Illinois
Published with the cooperation of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA), Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens: Second Edition is sure to be the new authoritative text on the law of Illinois mechanics liens. The book provides a straightforward explanation of mechanics lien law in the text and, in its footnotes, a starting point for legal research and acquiring a deeper understanding of mechanics lien law. It is authored by mechanics lien expert Howard M. Turner, who has been practicing, teaching, writing, and drafting legislation on mechanics lien law for over 50 years.
The book 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.
Leading construction attorneys had the following to say about the First Edition of Turner on Illinois Mechanics Liens:
"[A] gift to construction lawyers. [The] book is a practical compendium of what to do and, importantly, not do."
Hon. Clifford Meacham (Ret.)
"The most complete and accurate book on Illinois mechanics liens currently available."
Margery Newman, Esq.
Deutsch, Levy and Engel
"An excellent book on Illinois mechanics liens."
Bruce Schoumacher, Esq.
Querrey & Harrow
"A complete and thoughtful treatment of Illinois mechanics lien law."
Randolph E. Ruff, Esq.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
"[A] must-read, must-have, complete resource on Illinois mechanics lien law."
Stanley N. Wasser, Esq.
"Thorough and well cited. I expect to be consulting Howard's book in the future."
Paul Peterson, Esq.
Vice President & Senior Underwriter,
Fidelity National Family of Title Insurance Companies