Construction Law

Our construction law practice offers comprehensive support from project inception to completion, including the resolution of claims, with a focus on project success and mitigating risks

The Construction Industry is constantly changing, and Construction Projects can be complex, challenging to navigate, high-risk and can involve all areas of the law.  Wilson Vukelich’s construction law practice is composed of our construction lawyers, construction litigators, corporate/commercial lawyers, and commercial real estate lawyers.  Our breadth of legal expertise allows Wilson Vukelich to provide our clients with complete support and advice throughout the entire life of a Construction Project, from conception to completion and when any disputes arise.

Wilson Vukelich’s construction lawyers regularly represent owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, financial institutions, and design professionals.    

At the initial stages of a Construction Project, we advise clients regarding the various contract delivery models, procurement processes, bid disputes, and risk management.  Our construction lawyers also draft and negotiate procurement documents, construction contracts, and other construction-related agreements. 

We advise on all types of financing arrangements, including structuring of loan transactions, loan and security requirements, inter-creditor arrangements, priority issues, regulatory compliance, and the preparation of loan agreements, commitment letters and requisite security documentation.

As a project proceeds and issues arise, we provide clients with day-to-day advice relating to, amongst other things, contract interpretation, design issues, scope of work, payment issues (including prompt payment under the Construction Act), liens, and other disputes, with the aim of resolving the matter in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

If legal disputes do arise, we represent our clients through negotiations, mediations, adjudications (under the Construction Act), arbitration, or litigation.  Wilson Vukelich’s construction lawyers have considerable experience representing clients when pursuing and defending all types of construction claims, including breach of contract claims, construction liens and lien actions, delay claims, breach of trust claims, bond claims, and professional negligence claims. 

Those involved in the construction industry face financial risks and other challenges not encountered in other commercial contexts.  As such, there are unique protections granted through the Construction Act.  In order to best enforce your legal rights, whether you are a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, owner, developer, or design professional, you need experienced construction lawyers.  We are here to help.