Construction Law

We act as counsel to a wide range of clientele in the field of construction, including ICI, residential and heavy construction sectors, representing contractors, owners, developers and a broad spectrum of subcontractors from major mechanical and electrical contractors to speciality trades. We also provide advice to lenders, insurers, sureties, architects, engineers and construction associations. Our lawyers work with appropriate financial, insurance and engineering advisors to assist our clients throughout the process of bidding, permitting, forecasting, planning and execution of projects on schedule. When necessary, our team can act quickly to take the lead and ensure timely registration of liens, including enforcement of liens or applications to vacate, as well as calling on performance or labour & material payment bonds and advancing breach of trust claims within the statutory time frames. In addition, we provide advice and interpretation of existing agreements and are well versed in construction litigation, including payment enforcement and non-performance issues. We are frequently involved in resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution with a view to avoiding costly litigation where possible. Our experience with  electronic discovery of documents and our knowledge of construction law has allowed us to become successfully involved in several long-term, multi-million dollar claims. Regardless of the size of the claim, however, we pride ourselves in providing highly competent litigation services to our diverse clientele.

Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness

With growing global concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want to address the steps we have taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of those attending our offices. The well-being of our employees and guests is a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. While the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current public health risk associated with coronavirus as low, we continue to monitor for developments very closely. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas. Coronaviruses are easily eliminated by routine surface cleaning and the cleaning products we use are approved for this purpose;
Increasing communications and reminders with our visitors and employees on important health and safety measures.

To protect yourself and others, we ask that anyone who is feeling unwell refrain from visiting our office so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected and are not penalized financially if they need to stay home.
Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

Thank you.