As the Construction industry continues to evolve and projects become more complex and multifaceted, disputes are inevitable. Miller Thomson’s Construction Litigation Team consists of experienced, practical and solutions-oriented professionals that you can work alongside to create and formulate strategies to avoid the escalation of disputes or manage the impact. Our lawyers right across the country have a “boots on the ground” approach to problem solving that places us inside the trenches with our clients to solve problems in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Our team of professionals have a breadth of experience handling all facets of construction litigation and dispute resolution for all types of clients and all types of cases – from the large complex multi-party, multi-document intensive disputes involving major infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships to the owner/operator contractor disputes involving non-payment for work performed. We represent domestic and foreign owners, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. It is the versatile nature of our practice that has given us the reputation among our clients, peers, judges, arbitrators and mediators of being a strong value added service partner that knows and understands the client and the issues well enough to strike the appropriate balance to achieve the best possible resolution for the client in the least disruptive manner possible.
While our team is known for handling typical construction defect, deficiency, extras, delay claims and construction lien actions, our services go well beyond the traditional. We regularly provide advice with claims related to contracts, such as professional services, professional liability, warranty claims, construction bonds and insurance law. Our expertise expands to commercial contracts, resource-based construction disputes, large scale infrastructure, environmental, employment disputes, occupational health and safety, insurance damages claims, tort law, and civil or contractual liability.
Election of Louis-Michel Tremblay as CCCL President
Miller Thomson Pouliot is pleased to announce that its managing partner of the Montreal office, Mr. Louis-Michel Tremblay, was elected President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers is a national association of lawyers...
Leanna Olson, Fergus Schappert and Evan Valeriote present construction disputes seminar
Leanna Olson, Fergus Schappert and Evan Valeriote present “If the Shoe Was on the Other Foot, What Would You Do?” for the Calgary Construction Association. The seminar runs through a scenario of resolving a problem from the perspective of an owner, contractor,...
Tim McGurrin speaks at Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion
Tim McGurrin speaks at GVCA Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion.
Steven Pettipiere presents on Use of Discovery Transcripts at Trial at the OBAs Your First Civil Trial.
Patrick Greco speaks on “Exploiting Your Lien Rights to Maximize Your Chances of Getting Paid” at the 20th Annual Construction Superconference in Toronto on November 15, 2010
Information about the Construction Superconference
Construction Contract Security Seminar
William Kenny, QC, Leanna Olson and Emma Johnston host a breakfast seminar on Contract Security on May 31, 2016. Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Delta...
2012 Construction Update: Builders Liens
Construction Seminar: Builders Liens
2011 Construction Updates
Miller Thomson’s Alberta Construction Group hosts a breakfast seminar outlining “2011 Construction Updates.”
2011 Construction Update
Miller Thomson’s Edmonton Construction Group hosts a breakfast seminar covering a “2011 Construction Update.”
In light of a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling on a builder’s risk policy, insurers can anticipate that court decisions involving disputes over standard form insurance contracts are more likely to be appealed.
The Ins and Outs of The “Impaired Property” Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policies
Industry Perspectives: Change That Impacts the Breach of Trust Claim
The Daily Commercial News
Caution: Limitation Clauses May Not Apply
Canadian Consulting Engineer, March/April 2015, p. 34-37
The Dos and Don’ts of Construction Disputes
The Constructor, 152-153
Disaster Strikes – Frustration of Contract and Force Majeure
What happens when disaster strikes a construction project? Have circumstances changed so significantly that the original contract becomes impossible to perform? Can the builder rely on force majeure to keep the contract alive? Those questions have recently been addressed by...
Homeowners win judgment and substantial indemnity cost award against negligent contractors
Counsel to the plaintiff homeowners