A 23rd lien was just filed against the Donald Trump-run company that owns Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
This lien, which opens the way for a forced sale of Doral unless it’s paid off, was filed Aug. 9 by Straticon LLC, the Martin County-based construction firm in charge of part of the $255 million renovation of the famed country club.
According to the paperwork, Starticon says it’s still owed $236,472 for its work on the three-year project, which ended in June.
Straticon President Michael Jackson didn’t return a call for comment.
But the lien comes in the wake of filings by 22 other contractors or subcontractors claiming that the Republican presidential nominee’s Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, the golf club’s owner, failed to pay their contracts in full.
Just last month, Trump Endeavor managed to stave off an attempt by a mom-and-pop paint supplier, The Paint Spot, to force the sale of the club over the final payment of $34,000 for $200,000 worth of paint.
Democratic Party presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton has brought up the Trump company’s payment issues routinely on the campaign trail.
Alan Garten, Trump’s business attorney, pointed out that 18 of the 23 liens filed against the Doral owner have been satisfied.
“Payments have been made,” Garten said. “On a project of this magnitude with hundreds of contractors, 20 liens isn’t a big deal. It’s a complicated project, and what’s important is the fact things are getting paid.”