CONSTRUCTION LAW

Adding Certainty To Your Contracts

Crafting Corporate Agreements As a corporate/commercial lawyer, my practice centres on drafting documents to give effect to clients’ arrangements that they want reduced to writing,…

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Payment of Holdback

CLA & Holdback Obligationsw A holdback is a requirement that all owners, contractors and subcontractors withhold 10% of the cost of the services or materials supplied on…

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The State of the Emergency Declaration

Stay at Home Orders & Law As a result of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, on January 12, 2021, Ontario declared a state of emergency and…

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The New “Prompt Payment” Provisions Under The Construction Act

OCLA & Prompt Payment Q. I’m a contractor. What can I do to better ensure that I get paid quickly on the projects to which my…

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Understanding The Simplified Procedure

Simplified Procedure Process In Ontario, if you have a dispute with an individual or corporation where the claim is for money or property valued between…

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The Laws Have Changed: When The Amended Construction Act Applies to You

Construction Act & 2019 Changes Construction legislation is undergoing its first overhaul since 1983. In some respects, the changes are formalizing the way that construction…

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Bizarre Love Triange: Insolvent Owners, Contractors & CCAA

Insolvent Owners & CCAA If you work in construction, there’s a good chance that you have your own story about those projects—the large-scale builds that went bust,…

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When Lien Rights Are Lost: Other Relief Under The Construction Lien Act

CSA & Lien Rights Lost If you work in the construction industry, chances are you have at least some familiarity with the Construction Lien Act. If…

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The Sticky Web of Landlord Waivers

Landlord Rights & Waivers Commercial businesses may encumber a variety of assets to secure financing. Such collateral may include inventory, furniture or fixtures, interest in…

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