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Business Law Summit Series

The source for valuable and up-to-date legal information on all business-related topics – for you and your business.

Due to unprecedented demand, Pallett Valo’s Business Law Summit has now become a Series. Legal and subject matter professionals will lead short interactive, business-oriented breakfast seminars on topics that may have a potential legal impact on you or your business. These seminars will cover matters in the areas of corporate law, employment & labour issues, litigation and dispute resolution, and commercial real estate and construction matters. The Business Law Summit Series will provide business owners and management with guidance on common business challenges when establishing, operating and financing a company, as well as useful information on new developments that could significantly impact a business’ bottom line.

Upcoming Topics:


Changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act - A look at the New Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 and how the changes will impact the Construction Industry

Wednesday March 28th, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

35 Brunel Road
Mississauga, Ontario

Registration: $88.50 + $11.50 HST = $100
(includes breakfast, parking and seminar materials)

Registration is required as space is limited.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 • (Breakfast at 8:30am, Seminar begins at 9:00am)


Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre 
35 Brunel Road, Mississauga
Ontario L4Z 3E8

On December 12, 2017, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, which makes substantial changes to the Construction Lien Act, received Royal Assent.  The Construction Lien Act, which will be renamed the Construction Act, has been modernized  and  provides for promptness of payment at all levels of the construction pyramid and efficiency of dispute resolution on Projects.  The Construction Lien Amendment Act is not yet in force.  The Regulations have not been finalized.  There are two key dates when the amendments will come into force:
1.  Amendments with respect to Prompt Payment, Adjudication and Liens against Municipalities will come into force on October 1, 2019;
2.  All other amendments to modernize the Act and Holdback Rules will come into force on July 1, 2018

Topics include: 

  • The Big Changes made by the Construction Lien Amendment Act:
    • New preservation and perfection deadlines
    • Changes to the Holdback Provisions
    • New Prompt Payment Provisions
    • New Adjudication Provisions
    • Changes to the Trust Provisions
    • Surety Bonds
    • Other key change
  • An overview of the proposed Regulations

Who should attend:

  • Construction Credit Managers
  • Contractors/Subcontractors/Suppliers
  • Owners/Developers
  • Design Professionals
  • In-House Counsel
  • Construction Lenders



Anna Esposito - Partner at Pallett Valo LLP and member of the Construction Practice, the Commercial Litigation Practice, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services.

Maria Ruberto - Partner at Pallett Valo LLP, head of the firm's Construction Practice and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice.