The Legal Ins and Outs of Liens

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Rebroadcast - January 31st, 2019

  • 8:00-9:00am PST / 9:00-10:00am MST / 10:00-11:00am CST / 11:00-12:00pm EST

This program was recorded on November 29th, 2018

Jon Harnois, Esq. of Burgeon Legal Group will explore the intricacies of recovering debt via liens on real property. This Course is designed to focus on the lien process from determining whether a lien is a viable tool for recovery, the best and most efficient path to recordation of the lien, and ultimately how to obtain payment for the client after securing the lien. The course highlights numerous pitfalls to watch for along the way, addresses the implications of the varying legal titles on the ability to record liens and recover from real property, and discusses possible alternatives.



  • Jonathan Harnois
    Prior to joining Burgeon Legal Group Jon practiced community association law where he gained extensive experience advocating for his clients’ interests in consumer debt collection, probate litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, contract negotiations, and general civil litigation. To that end he represented clients in state court at the trial level and in bankruptcy hearings before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Jon’s practice now focuses on representing long-term care facilities in Medicaid eligibility, guardianship, probate, and collection matters. Jon earned his Bachelors in Business Management from Fairfield University in 2005 and graduated Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law in 2011 where he was a senior staff member of both the Administrative Law Review and Business Law Review. Jon is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Vermont, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. A Rhode Island native, Jon now resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and two children. In his free time Jon enjoys traveling, playing golf, and exploring local parks with his family.

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    1. General value of liens as an avenue for debt recovery;
    2. Explain differences between voluntary and involuntary liens;
    3. Discuss issues relating to voluntary liens: Dees of Trust, Mortgages, and Notes;
    4. Explain procedure for obtaining involuntary liens;
    5. Discuss general issues applicable to both voluntary and involuntary liens

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