Overview

A recognized leader in construction law, Lavery ranks among the most recommended firms in this field in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and many members of our team are listed as leading practitioners in this field by The Best Lawyers in Canada.

For more than forty years, our lawyers have been placing their expertise at the service of stakeholders in the construction industry. Should problems arise, we defend their interests either before the courts or via alternative dispute resolution methods (ADRM). The skills and know-how of our construction lawyers are complemented by those of our experts specialized in real estate law, project financing, public-private partnerships, and energy infrastructure. Lavery’s expertise in this field is recommended by the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Services

  • Advice concerning construction and project management
  • Regulatory compliance (zoning, urban planning, environment, CSST, CCQ, RBQ and BSDQ)
  • Negotiate and draft construction-related contracts (ex. fixed-priced contracts, E.P.C., E.P.C.M., PPP)
  • Prepare calls for tenders
  • Review tender compliance and resolve disputes concerning the tendering process
  • Contractual follow-up during construction
  • File construction liens
  • Draft claims for damages, impact costs, and delays
  • Develop strategies in case of default or other difficulties arising during construction
  • Construction litigation
  • Professional liability (architects, engineers, surveyors)
  • Remedies in case of breach of contract, construction defects, or latent defects
  • Advice regarding bankruptcy, insolvency, and corporate reorganization
  • Resolve construction issues involving condominiums
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Strategic advice regarding the application and interpretation of the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (Act R-20)
  • Advice regarding the application and interpretation of collective agreements in the construction industry
  • Advice regarding regulations governing the obtaining of permits and licenses from the Régie du bâtiment