Construction law

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LCM Attorneys represents a varied clientele composed of real estate owners and developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, engineering and architectural firms, and condominium syndicates. We act both in major public infrastructure projects and in commercial projects of varying natures.

Our lawyers have a multidimensional vision of the issues in the construction industry and an excellent understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in which the different actors operate. They have led complex files with rigor and tenacity, working alongside multidisciplinary teams of engineers, architects and accountants, when necessary.

We assist clients at each stage of construction projects, from the call for tenders to the end of the guarantee. We offer advice in relation to contracts, sureties, legal hypothecs, warranties and insurance, professional liability, hidden defects, contractual penalties, timeline issues and extra costs.

We suggest appropriate strategies, including mediation and other modes of dispute resolution, in order to avoid litigation or to minimize its consequences. When litigation is unavoidable, our lawyers will vigorously defend your rights in court.

The construction industry is constantly changing and offers unique challenges. We are there to provide guidance, protect our clients’ commercial interests, defend their rights, and minimize financial risk.

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Representative work

  • Representation of Canadian Royalties Inc. in a claim exceeding 70 million dollars against several professional firms as a result of the collapse of a jetty intended for a mining project in Northern Quebec. This complex proceeding targeted the liability of the involved professionals and required a deep understanding of environmental regulations.

  • Representation of a large conglomerate specialized in water sanitation plants in the context of proceedings instituted by a municipality against all contractors and suppliers retained for the construction and operation of a new water treatment plant.

  • Representation of a general contractor in the context of multiple interrelated disputes arising from the construction of a new university building in downtown Montreal.

  • Acting as counsel for a major industrial equipment manufacturer in proceedings seeking several hundred million of dollars in damages in connexion with the expansion and modernization of a significant iron ore mine.

  • Representation of syndicates of co-ownership in a major dispute (over 30 million dollars) concerning deficiencies and construction defects in a complex of over 450 luxury condominiums.

  • Representation of a general contractor in a dispute exceeding 10 million dollars arising from the expansion of a factory and involving soil condition issues, significant changes to plans and specifications during construction, as well as numerous modification directives and amendments.

  • Representation of Hydro-Quebec in a litigation with a value exceeding 110 million dollars against the general contractor of the Eastmain hydroelectric power plant.

  • Representation of architectural firms in a lawsuit exceeding 20 million dollars related to the expansion of Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.

  • Representation of a general contractor in a claim for damages exceeding 10 million dollars concerning delays, impact costs, and additional work in the expansion of a factory.

  • Representation of a real estate developer in a lawsuit brought by the condominium association of a twelve-building condominium complex regarding allegations of design and construction defects.