A number of years ago I wrote an article about the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources’ decision to direct additional resources towards reviewing foreshore rights and enforcing the use and construction of docks, retaining walls and other structures along the shoreline. Giving the ongoing flood event in the Okanagan, it seems an opportune…
Changes in technology, construction practices and building codes are the primary focus of modernization within the construction industry. However, companies should also take the time to periodically review their construction agreements to ensure the agreements: (a) are up to date on changes in the law; (b) reflect how the company expects a job to proceed;…
There can be a perception that lawyers help paper a deal that has been already agreed to or that lawyers help you write letters and start lawsuits after a dispute has arisen. Unfortunately this perception is overly simplistic and, especially for small businesses and entrepreneurs, can end up costing significant legal fees that could have…
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WHAT IS Construction Law?
When dealing with a construction or development dispute, clients require timely advice that balances legal rights and responsibilities with the economics of the construction industry. Prolonged delays typically do not serve any of the parties and effective advice provided before a problem escalates is essential.
At Pihl Law Corporation, our team of litigators has experience with a wide assortment of construction disputes at all levels of dispute resolution – court, mandatory negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
We provide advice on breach of contact, construction and and design deficiencies, cost over-runs and delay, and productivity claims. We also have extensive experience helping clients with builder’s liens and the Builders Lien Act, indluding applications to dismess and enforce lien rights. We also work with clients to proactively manage construction and litigation risk.
Our clients include owners, developers, financial institutions, contractors, subcontractors, and construction professionals.