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Presenter: Jeremy S. Baker

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Friday, September 25, 2020 | 10:30 -11:30 am

   What is a mechanics lien?

   How can liens help you get paid?

   What impact will COVID-19 have on projects and liens?

   How do project owners and lenders react to mechanics liens?

   What risks to claimants face if they make – or forego – lien claims?

   What are the different kinds of liens, and their filing requirements?

   How much do lien claims cost, and what happens when they are filed?

   Given COVID-19, what lien-related issues should you consider?

** NOTE: The content of this program is specific to Illinois law and Illinois projects.

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     1.0 PDH

     1.0 CE Hour (non-HSW)
     1.0 AIA LU|Elective

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 1.0 PDH to professional engineers and 1.0 continuing education hour (non-HSW) to architects. It contains information that may be specific to Illinois. Check state continuing education rules to determine eligibility.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Jeremy S. Baker

Jeremy S. Baker is a Chicago-based construction attorney. From 2006-2019, he served clients at Schiff Hardin LLP, where he was a partner and a member of its national Construction Law practice. Previously, he was an attorney at Cozen O’Connor PC. Jeremy founded Baker Law Group LLC in 2019. An Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School, he taught an elective Construction Law course though the Center for Real Estate Law (Fall Semesters 2016, 2017, 2018). Jeremy helps his clients to complete challenging projects by emphasizing dispute avoidance and early, cost-efficient resolution of claims. He represents developers, lenders, design professionals, owners, and contractors in all aspects of design and construction. Jeremy’s practice involves project structuring across many project delivery methods, plus contract review and negotiation. Jeremy has prosecuted and defended lawsuits in well over 30 state and federal court venues – but he prefers to resolve disputes using cost-efficient alternative dispute resolution. Jeremy is a graduate of the Tulane University Law School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He can be reached at https://buildchicagolaw.com or 312-621-7184.

Tuition Costs:

Online Tuition (pre-registration): $0.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.