Construction Liens and Construction Litigation
With our extensive experience in construction and real estate development matters, we are able to provide strategic, efficient and timely litigation advice and services through all stages of the construction process.
We routinely represent owners, developers, developer-builders and retail builders in dealing with construction liens registered against their properties, including vacating or discharging liens and a vigorous defence of any claims.
Given the breadth of our practice, we also assist contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in pursuing construction liens, breach of trust claims and other available remedies to ensure their interests are protected.
Our lawyers have wide ranging experience dealing with complex contractual claims, claims arising from, changes to the scope of work, back charges and deficiencies, delay claims, negligence claims, claims against professionals, insurance matters and Tarion Warranty claims. With respect to the Construction Lien Act specifically, our services include providing assistance in dealing with holdback obligations, whether services and materials are lienable, vacating and/or discharging liens, cross-examinations on liens, distribution priorities and breach of trust claims. Our experience extends to matters involving insolvency or bankruptcy of parties to the construction pyramid and how to navigate through to the best possible outcome.
Our lawyers are committed to identifying the best strategy for each individual case. We consistently seek to achieve a negotiated resolution of construction disputes without the necessity of resorting to costly and time consuming litigation. However, if such a resolution cannot be achieved, we offer skilled and strategic advice combined with aggressive representation throughout all aspects of the litigation process and ultimately, at trial, arbitration or through appeal processes.
If you are involved in any level of the construction pyramid and require assistance, please contact one of our construction lawyers.