Riccardo Del Vecchio

Partner | Vaughan, Markham


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Landlords and tenants: Navigating leasehold interests, liens and the Construction Act

Changes to the Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act) (the “Act”) include new provisions, which: expose a landlord’s interests in premises to liens arising from a tenant’s work where a landlord and tenant agree in a lease or any...


COVID-19 and Construction Contracts

Review your agreements, document project events encountered due to COVID-19, and respect contract (and notice) rights and time periods We are indeed experiencing unprecedented times. The potential legal impacts of COVID-19, including government measures taken in response to the pandemic,...


The Construction Act: Prompt Payment and the Concept of Proper Invoice – Getting Organized

On December 12, 2017, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 became law and Ontario’s Construction Lien Act was re-named the Construction Act (the “Act”). While certain changes under the Act came into force on July 1, 2018, including the amendments...


The Construction Act: Construction Lien Actions in the Small Claims Court

On December 12, 2017, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 received Royal Assent. The Construction Lien Act became the Construction Act (the “Act”). Under the Act, effective July 1, 2018 and subject to the Act’s grandfathering rules, construction lien claims...


The New Construction Act: Five Things You Need to Know by July 1, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the Ontario Construction Lien Act will become the Construction Act (the “Act”). This name change reflects the broader scope of the legislation. Not only has the Act been revised, several entirely new sections have been added...


Communicating with Experts

As evidenced by the recent case of Moore v. Getahun, the scope of permissible interactions between counsel and expert witnesses is a recurring issue that arises from time to time when experts are called to testify at trial. The Advocates’...