I filed a mechanic's lien (GC) on a new construction I was building for a homeowner after he would not pay. They finished the house themselves and then hired a lawyer to file a contest the lien. Then filed a complaint against my company based upon that! I contacted a lawyer who said I would have to give him a $3000 deposit just to start! The lien was just over $7,000. Unfortunately, in Florida a company must hire a lawyer an owner can not represent the company. I found this to defeat the purpose of mechanic's liens and put's small contractors in a bind. Any ideas on how to fight this?