The Legal Ins and Outs of Liens

(339 Ratings)

Produced on: September 18, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

In this program, Jon Harnois, Esq. of Burgeon Legal Group explores 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 to recovery, to determining the best and most efficient path to recordation of the lien, and ultimately how to secure payment for your client after securing the lien. The course highlights numerous pitfalls to watch for along the way. It also addresses the implications of the varying legal titles on the ability to recordation of liens and recovery from real property, and discusses possible alternatives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss general value of liens as an avenue for AR recovery and Medicaid eligibility
  2. Explain the difference between voluntary and involuntary liens
  3. Examine issues relating to voluntary liens: deeds of trust, mortgages, and notes
  4. Review procedure for obtaining involuntary liens
  5. Consider general issues applicable to both voluntary and involuntary liens


Jonathan Harnois

Burgeon Legal

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 and 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.


Deborah V.

This was an excellent course.

Richard K.

What an excellent program!! The instructor took an intimidating subject and made it easy to understand.

Paul K.

speaker was knowledgeable about the subject

John H.


Russell B.

Outstanding presentation !

Steven K.

Excellent real world examples

Carrol C.

Informative session.

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