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That being said, a lien is a recording that you are owed money, and that when a piece of property that you have liened is sold, the money made on the property is first paid to you to satisfy the debt. I've never heard of a lien on a website, and you can only lien the property with which or on which you worked, so you cannot lien their other property. If you could lien the website, it is unlikely to be useful as it is unlikely to be sold.
You would be better off filing a breach of contract claim in court if they will not pay. You should speak with an attorney to determine your best course of action.
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I never heard of such a thing and frankly do not believe that would be possible (but I cannot conclude that it is the case).
As my colleague noted, even if it were possible this would likely have little to value or you given the context. A website is simply not the same as valuable piece of equipment or a physical structure.
You should consult a lawyer in private and discuss all your options. Most of us here, including myself, offer a free phone consultation.
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You would not lien a web site. You would sue for breach of contract.
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I agree that the best course of action is a contract suit, but even if you were to get a judgment the real problem is collecting. You should speak with an attorney about the claim and the collection strategy. Often, if a claim is properly raised, a plaintiff in your situation, with a lawyer, may able to negotiate a satisfactory settlement.
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