Perfecting a construction lien in New Jersey is a complicated and time-sensitive undertaking. However, recent amendments to New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law have improved the process, although it still remains rife with traps for the unwary. Effective January 5, 2011, the amendments set forth a new time line for perfecting liens arising from residential construction contracts, clarifies key concepts relative to the Law’s application, and provides new definitions to aid in the Law’s interpretation. The amendments clarify certain aspects of the law which, to this point, had been difficult for contractors and lawyers alike to navigate. Explore the implications of the new amendments in the article New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law Undergoes Renovation by Peter J. Wolfson and Steven P. Gouin.