Michael Farace

Partner | Vaughan


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Construction dispute resolution in Ontario

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (“CCDC”) forms of contract provide for a dispute resolution process that is generally contained in Part 8 of the contract. Generally, the CCDC forms of contract provide for a phased format of dispute resolution that...


Holdback – What You Need To Know

Under the Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.30 (“Act”), holdback obligations are created pursuant to Section 22 that provides that the owner is required to hold back 10% of the contract price from the contractor as well as the amount...


Construction Project Disputes and the New Interim Adjudication Provisions – What Parties to a Construction Project Need to Know

The new interim adjudication provisions under Section 13 of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act (now called the Construction Act) (the “Act”) are scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2019. The Act’s new interim adjudication provisions were introduced in an effort...