Episode 30: Learn Your Liens, Arkansas!

with Suzanne Clark

It is time to learn your lien laws with some Arkansas flair! Our host, Karalynn Cromeens, is joined by Suzanne Clark, an Arkansas construction attorney and lien specialist, to spell out the rules for filing a valid lien in AR. Because liens are specialized in each state, Karalynn is covering the laws in-depth in all fifty states. Suzanne helps Karalynn and the audience alike to clearly understand Arkansas’s lien regulations in this episode, making for a highly informative listen! 

Suzanne’s path to working in law is somewhat irregular. She explains to Karalynn that her original background is in chemical engineering. She traveled a great deal in her professional career, living in many different countries while she worked. “It was exciting for a while, and then it wasn’t,” says Suzanne, remarking on how she realized she wanted more stability after a certain point. Mrs. Clark had always been fascinated by the law, and her husband was (and is) a lawyer, so she eventually decided that law school was the next step for her to take. The rest is history.

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Suzanne dives into covering Arkansas’s lien laws by first stating that, to be a contractor in Arkansas, you need to have a license. Specifically, anything over $2,000 requires a license in residential construction and anything over $50,000 in commercial construction. “If you choose to work without a license,” Clark remarks, “the consequences are pretty onerous.” She proceeds to spell out some of the most prominent penalties and repercussions. She has seen these hiccups come back to bite plenty of small and large contractors severely, so she warns: If you are working in Arkansas, get your license. 

Suzanne’s dive into Arkansas’s lien laws goes far deeper than the essential points. It is of great importance, and even more significant value, that Arkansas contractors understand the details she lays out throughout the show. AR construction professionals need to hear what Suzanne has to share! If you are an Arkansas contractor and you find this episode helpful, consider becoming a subscriber over at The Quit Getting Screwed podcast and never miss our weekly releases! For more from Karalynn, follow The Cromeens Law Firm on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram. You can also purchase the book that started it all, Quit Getting Screwed, on Amazon.

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This article is intended as a general educational overview of the subject matter and is not intended to be a comprehensive survey of recent jurisprudence, nor a substitute for legal advice for a specific legal matter. If you have a legal issue, consult an attorney.