One of my partners, and a founding member of Hardin & Coffin LLP, is Mark Coffin, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara's chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and dedicates a significant part of his practice to representing architects and design professionals. (Mark also practices construction law, and is known locally for his role in an eleventh-month endurance race of a trial, El Escorial Owners Association v. Santa Barbara Villas.).
On February 15, 2012, Mark Coffin is presenting a lunch program at the Santa Barbara AIA, "Lien and Learn" with an overview of lien procedures that architects can use to encourage full and prompt payment for their services. To learn more about the program, visit the AIA website at http://www.aiasb.com or visit their events page.