A mechanic's lien, also known as a construction lien, is an incredibly powerful collection tool that is available to contractors and subcontractors in California. In fact, any party that provides materials or labor in an effort to help improve real property may seek a mechanic's lien against the property in the event that they are not fairly paid for their contribution. Essentially, a mechanic's lien will give a person or company a creditor's interest in that property. Of course, if the owner of the property declares bankruptcy, things can quickly become extremely complicated. If your company is dealing with a mechanic's lien and a bankruptcy filing by the party that owns the property, please contact an experienced San Jose creditors' rights lawyer for immediate legal assistance.