Attorney Fees and Lien Priorities

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2007


This article examines a California decision that held that the attorneys fees of a successful purchaser in a specific performance action are subordinate to any liens the seller imposed on the property during the litigation.

Keywords: Lis Pendens, Offset, Attorney Fees, Lien Priority, Behniwal v. Mix

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, Attorney Fees and Lien Priorities (May 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: or

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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