Construction is a highly complex, heavily regulated industry with myriad stakeholders involved in every project—including land owners, financial institutions, builders, developers, engineers, construction companies and suppliers. All parties want a project to be completed on-time and within budget. But with so many moving parts, the potential for cost and schedule overruns is ever-present. Fortunately, there is also ample opportunity to add value throughout the process.
McMillan's Commercial Real Estate Group includes one of Canada's premier construction law teams that routinely acts on behalf of the full range of parties involved in major projects. We understand the entire construction process, from the RFP and tender process through completion and turnover. Our lawyers are deeply experienced in project financing, performance bonding, insurance and related issues, risk allocation in Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) standard form contracts and managing relationships with architects, engineers and other consultants.
McMillan lawyers published Construction Law in Canada. It is the definitive Canadian resource for those involved in the construction industry and covers legal issues for the development, ownership, financing and completion of construction projects.
McMillan professionals help clients lead by:
- Drafting tenders and contracts
- Arbitrating or litigating defect, lien, delay, warranty and construction claims
- Structuring construction financing
- Advising on security enforcement
- Counseling on zoning, variances and assessments
- Advising on risk allocation and management