Construction litigation

You have hired a general contractor to build a private, commercial or residential project.

Not long after construction begins, the contractor claims he cannot meet his deadlines and he foresees a number of extra costs.

After the building is delivered, you start to notice construction defects. A few months after the move-in, you realize these defects are significant, including:

  • cracks;
  • water leaks;
  • major temperature fluctuations;
  • poor ventilation;
  • etc.

Your contractor ignores your requests to repair the construction defects. Instead, he holds the project architect, engineer or subcontractors responsible for these problems. When you contact them, however, they refer you back to the general contractor.

You no longer know who to ask for the necessary repairs. Meanwhile, you and your tenants are living with the fallout. Your dream project is now the stuff of nightmares, and you’re worried the value of your investment will plummet.

The sheer number of people involved in a construction project can make construction and latent defects litigation particularly complex and costly.

Thanks to our experience in construction litigation and our network of architects and engineers, we are able to evaluate the issues at stake in your litigation and provide you with the necessary counsel to resolve these issues effectively and efficiently. We know that construction-related litigation can have a significant impact on your day-to-day operations, and we make it our mission to minimize the repercussions on you and your business.

litige construction _ Belleau Lapointe