Our Representative Services Include:
- Advising on Construction Contracts and Design Services Agreements
- Acting as your “General Counsel”
- Prosecuting and defending complex construction claims, including construction lien claims
- Successful mediation of many construction disputes including claims for extras, claims of deficient work and claims of negligent design.
- Arbitrating complex construction disputes
- Defending building inspectors and other municipal procurement staff
- Advising governmental authorities on the alleged malicious prosecution of municipal bylaws
- Prosecuting claims under performance bonds, and labor material payment bonds.
- Defending surety companies against claims made under performance bonds, and labor material payment bonds.
- Advising lawyers and their insurers, and defending allegations of errors and omissions in construction practice.
- Advising design professionals on their professional service agreements
- Advising bidders on their responses to tender calls and to advising on negotiations and strategy with tender authorities.
- Attending at multi-party, multi-issue Coroner’s Inquests
- Defending professionals before their regulatory bodies including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Architects.
The Firm’s lawyers have been actively involved in the construction industry and are members of the National Construction Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Construction Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
Our lawyers include certified Specialists in Construction Law, and can help you with procurement, design services agreement, construction contract review, and dispute avoidance and dispute resolution for your construction and building related problems. We will help you match the process to the problem: negotiation, mediation, adjudication or litigation, including lien litigation, where and when appropriate. We regularly act for construction professionals to help them successfully navigate the development and construction process.
Firm lawyers have written and spoken on issues of concern to many professionals, including insurance professionals, lawyers, architects and engineers, as set out in the following papers, presentations or seminars, to various Construction and other industry groups.