Construction Law

Representative Work

Construction Law

The construction lawyers at Rodrigues Paiva LLP litigate, advocate, and negotiate for all parties in the construction pyramid, including: property owners, builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, municipalities, and lenders in commercial, residential, institutional and industrial construction matters.

Construction issues are very complex and as such, it is advisable to retain a construction lawyer who maintains construction law as a core area of practice. The construction lawyers at Rodrigues Paiva LLP are dedicated to servicing our communities in Toronto and the GTA, Waterloo Region, and throughout Southwestern Ontario. We provide timely and pragmatic advice to resolving construction disputes efficiently. We also assist clients navigating the new changes to the Construction Lien Act.

Our construction lawyers can assist with:

  • Registration of construction liens
  • Construction lien disputes (for claimants and defendants)
  • Deficiencies
  • Certificates of Pending Litigation (“CPLs”)
  • Bidding and tendering disputes
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Breach of trust
  • Environmental, contamination and property remediation issues
  • Land acquisition
  • Re-zoning of lands
  • Municipal law

Construction Litigation

Rodrigues Paiva LLP is highly experienced with construction litigation matters, which are often complex, multi-party proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice and Commercial List (Toronto). We are experienced with advancing and defending claims using the best possible evidence and experts. We believe in thorough but efficient case preparation and only settle matters without a hearing if a favourable outcome can be reached through settlement.

Construction Agreements

Our firm can assist all parties in the construction pyramid with drafting agreements that offer protection and clarity throughout the building process. We also assist with the incorporation of construction companies, partnership, shareholder and joint venture agreements, and other necessary construction contracts that adequately protect your interests. We can also provide letters of opinion and review your agreements to determine your legal position.