Ask Chad Koplien Attorney-at-Law and Get Answers to your Wisconsin Construction Legal Questions!

Attorney Chad Koplien, who researched the FAQ's listed below, practiced in construction law and litigation for 13 years before committing to service in the Wisconsin National Guard as a judge advocate and accepting a state government position which will allow him to spend more time with his family.

I'd like to thank Chad for his always happy attitude, his personal friendship, his time spent answering the questions that my readers have sent in, and for his service to our country. I wish him well in his endeavors!

We now have another excellent attorney (recommended by Chad), Mark Hinkston of Dye, Foley, Krohn & Shannon, S.C. in Racine Wisconsin, answering your questions about Wisconsin construction law, at no charge.

Mark's practice includes business litigation and residential construction litigation.

Please check out the questions that Chad has answered here (they're listed below as well) and if you don't find what you're looking for, please scroll down and use the form below to send us your question (please make sure your email address is entered accurately so that we can get back to you).

What is a Wisconsin construction lien?

What are the statutes that govern lien law in Wisconsin?

Who has the right to a construction lien in Wisconsin?

What is the procedure to perfect a construction lien in Wisconsin?

Am I too late to properly file a lien in Wisconsin due to lack of lien forms being filed earlier?

Can equipment rental companies file construction liens in Wisconsin?

Can a Wisconsin Supplier lien an Owner's property when the Contractor won't pay the Supplier?

What information must a prime or general contractor's Lien Notice contain in Wisconsin?

What information must a subcontractor's Lien Notice contain in Wisconsin?

Can a Wisconsin general contractor be considered an authorized agent for the home owner when the Subcontractor serves the preliminary notice only to the general contractor and not to the home owner?

Steps the Wisconsin Subcontractor needs to follow to file for non-payment

Is it illegal in Wisconsin for contractors to work on weekends and/or holidays?


If your question(s) is/are not answered above, please feel free to use the form below to send us your questions and we will be back to you usually within 24-48 hours if not quicker.

P.S. - This form is for business owners and their representatives only (construction related including suppliers). If you are a homeowner rather than a construction related business please click here to ask your question(s).

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The information on these pages provides legal information about Wisconsin statutes designed to help contractors acquire general background information on construction liens in Wisconsin. It is important to note that legal information is not the same as legal advice. Legal advice is the application of the specific applicable laws to a contractor's specific fact scenario. Although we go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful, you must retain a lawyer, and enter into an attorney-client relationship if you want to obtain professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.


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