Our Construction Practice provides clients in the construction industry with comprehensive support and practical, timely advice.
Understanding the unique challenges faced by clients at every level of the construction pyramid, we routinely advise owners, institutional clients, developers, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, construction lenders, and trustees in bankruptcy.
At the front end, we assist and advise with the bidding and tendering process, including RFPs, the choice of appropriate contract delivery models, and the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts.
During and after the construction phase, we provide advice and representation in connection with all construction-related disputes, including payment issues (prompt payment), construction liens, breaches of contractual obligations, disputes involving scope of work, changes, delay and impact claims, design failure, liens, performance and payment bond claims, and breach of trust claims.
We direct and guide our clients to the appropriate dispute resolution method, whether negotiation, adjudication, mediation, arbitration or litigation. One of our senior construction lawyers, Anna Esposito, is an experienced mediator and has devoted her practice to mediating construction and infrastructure disputes.
We understand the individual needs of our clients and provide practical advice to ensure the best outcome for them.
- Bond Claims,
- Construction Disputes,
- Construction Insolvency,
- Construction Insurance Coverage and Defence, including Professional Liability Coverage,
- Construction Litigation,
- Deficiency Claims,
- Delay and Loss of Productivity Claims,
- Drafting and Negotiating Construction Contracts,
- Drafting RFQs, RFPs, Tenders and Other Procurement Documents,
- Leaking Buildings Claims,
- Lien Claims,
- Mediation, Arbitration, Adjudication and Litigation of Construction Disputes,
- Procurement/Tender Disputes,
- Product Liability and Construction Materials-Related Claims,
- Professional Negligence Claims,
- Risk Management, Project Delivery and Procurement Strategy,
- Trust Claims
- Priority Contest between Liens and Building Mortgages: Court of Appeal Resolves Dispute over Interpretation of Section 78(2) of the Construction Act
- Prejudice to Innocent Third Parties Not an Absolute Bar to Rescission
- Construction Bits and Bites July 2022 – Lien Deadlines
- Court of Appeal Sends Crosstown LRT COVID-19 Decision Back for Rehearing
- Large-Scale Construction Projects and Concurrent Delays – Identifying and Mitigating the Risks
- Pallett Valo Lawyers Are Once Again Recognized in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
- Six Pallett Valo Lawyers Are Recognized in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™
- What the Third State of Emergency Means for the Construction Industry – An Update
- What the Second State of Emergency Means for the Construction Industry
- Legal Notes: Adjudicator Pre-Selection Should Be Part of Contract Negotiation
- Maria Ruberto Inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
- Legal Notes: Breach of Trust Remains a Powerful Payment Dispute Weapon
- All Construction Projects May Re-Open Tuesday May 19, 2020
- The Province of Ontario Re-Opens Some Construction Projects Effective May 4, 2020
- Legal Notes: Suspension of Ontario Lien and Procedural Time Periods Lifted
- Emergency Order Suspending Limitation Periods Will No Longer Apply to Construction Act
- Some Construction Projects Ordered Closed by Midnight April 4, 2020
- Legal Notes: Ontario Time Limitation Suspension Could Cause Industry Confusion
- Legal Notes: Invoice Disputes and Non-Payment, What Happens?
- Province Suspends Limitation Periods – Consequences for Construction Liens
- Legal Notes: Construction Act Tightens Payment and Dispute Timelines
- Construction Dispute Interim Adjudications: Adjudicators and Fees
- Ontarios New Construction Act Has Arrived