On April 23, Bell Nunnally Partner Randall K. Lindley testified on behalf of the National Association of Credit Management-Southwest (NACM) before the Texas House of Representatives Business & Industry Committee in Austin addressing a pair of pending bills of interest to the non-profit group that serves as an advocate to business credit and financial management professionals nationwide. He spoke about the potential impact of HB 589, a complete overhaul of the current Property Code, including a website for lien filing, as well as a pre-lien notice requirement at the commencement of every construction project; and HB 3498, a modification of the existing Property Code, aimed at simplifying and clarifying current law. Lindley specifically commented to the committee on how the legislation under consideration will affect lien rights of suppliers and subcontractors in Texas, drawing on his 30 years of practice representing all members of the construction chain, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. He has also been tapped by NACM to coordinate the group’s formal lobbying process, working with registered lobbyist and former Texas State Representative, Burt Solomons.
Lindley is a member of Bell Nunnally’s Creditors’ Rights practice group and represents clients in the areas of creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. He is experienced and skilled in handling mechanic’s and materialman’s lien claims, construction litigation, civil appeals, landlord-tenant litigation and foreclosures. He is frequently engaged by clients in the construction and financial industries. In the construction industry, he represents contractors and suppliers in construction litigation, arbitration proceedings and the perfection of lien claims and payment bond claims. Lindley is a member of and frequent speaker for NACM, presenting on topics involving construction lien claims and payment bond claims, debt collection issues and post-judgment remedies. His financial industry clients routinely seek his assistance with collection of defaulted loans and the recovery and foreclosure of secured properties.