Working in the construction industry presents a number of challenges, including labor shortages, stagnant productivity levels, safety concerns, rising material costs, and more. Between staying on top of the latest regulations and handling disputes on your construction sites, there’s no shortage of problems construction professionals have to manage. You may want a legal ally by your side who can offer the valuable legal counsel your construction business needs to thrive in this ever-changing, complex industry.

It’s time to partner with a progressive law firm that is solely committed to representing the construction industry. At Cotney Canada, our Montreal construction lawyers have the real-world experience and industry knowledge necessary to provide construction professionals with both legal and practical advice. Contact us today to learn more about how our affordable, monthly subscription plans can provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Work With a Team of Experienced and Aggressive Montreal Construction Lawyers

Our number one priority is providing construction professionals with the wide variety of legal services they need to protect what they’ve worked so hard to build. Whether that’s advising our clients on legal matters, advocating for clients dealing with citations or claims, or providing representation in court, a Montreal construction lawyer is here to assist. Here is just a brief overview of the core services provided by our construction law firm:

Dispute Resolution

Even with a well-written contract, certain disputes are unavoidable. Your first line of defense against a construction dispute should be partnering with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of the laws governing the construction industry. We’ll first work to resolve your case through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. Then, if it is found that your dispute can only be remedied through litigation, we’ll represent you in a court of law with dedication.

License Issues

In Québec, anyone who performs construction work must hold a license unless they are exempted from doing so. When contracting without a proper license carries such severe fines, it’s only logical that contractors would not want to take the risk of jeopardizing their livelihood and slicing their profits. In the event that you are properly licensed but perform work that jeopardizes the safety of the public or otherwise fail to meet your contractual obligations, you may be facing complaints against your license with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) or other organizations. In any of these circumstances, reach out to a lawyer from Cotney Canada as soon as possible so that we may review the specifics of your case and build a strong defence to defend your licence and protect your business.

Contract Review

The majority of construction disputes in Québec can be traced back to the contract. Having a contract in place that clearly defines payment schedules, the scope of work, and project expectations can quell disputes before they arise and provide you with the necessary provisions to protect your best interests. An experienced Montreal construction lawyer will work with you one-on-one to negotiate, draft, and review all your construction contracts for any potential pitfalls.

Payment Collection

At Cotney Canada, we recognize the importance of steady cash flow for businesses to survive in the construction industry. If you are owed payment for work you performed on a construction project, our Montreal construction lawyers are prepared to find a solution that sees you are paid for the services you performed or materials you provided. Whether it entails drafting a demand letter or filing a legal construction hypothec, we’re ready to help you seek prompt payment on any and all of your projects. To learn more about our comprehensive construction law services, consult a lawyer at Cotney Canada.