Summary

BLG’s Construction Group brings together a dedicated team of expert practitioners, including litigators, solicitors and engineers, to provide the legal strategies that will put you ahead of the game. Our Group has the knowledge and dedication to help you achieve the best possible results in any matter relating to contracts, dispute resolution and international construction projects.

The Firm offers clients a complete project lifecycle service developed through involvement in all aspects of the construction process, from the planning and development stage to execution and completion. Our strength resides in a comprehensive knowledge of this multifaceted business. Our broad analysis of client issues helps us provide you with responsive, practical advice on a day-to-day basis.

BLG is the most highly recognized Canadian firm for Construction Law in Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and the only firm rated Band 1 for Construction Law in Canada. According to the guide, "BLG is the pre-eminent surety and construction law firm in Canada. Its surety and construction law group has a depth of knowledge and experience in this area which is unsurpassed." In Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers, our lawyers are consistently ranked among the top construction law professionals. According to the guide, "Borden Ladner Gervais is the leading construction firm in Canada, and one of the foremost firms in the field worldwide." We also play an active role in the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, various provincial bar associations, the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, the American College of Construction Lawyers, the Surety Association of Canada, and in many national, provincial and local construction associations. Achieving client success is the driving force behind our service.

Publications

Our lawyers frequently write for a variety of publications both in Canada and internationally on construction and engineering law issues. Some examples include:

Recent Client Bulletins

Representative Work

Our Group has unparalleled depth in all aspects of construction, including:

  • Drafting RFQs, RFPs, and other procurement documents
  • Drafting all forms of construction contracts and agreements
  • Contract negotiations
  • Infrastructure and megaproject advice
  • Public private partnerships
  • Alliance financing
  • Construction insurance, including professional liability coverage
  • Procurement/tender disputes
  • Delay and loss of productivity claims
  • Lien claims
  • Product liability and construction materials related claims
  • Engineering and geotech claims
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Condominium disputes
  • Environmental issues
  • Highway maintenance
  • Insurance coverage and defence
  • Leaking buildings
  • Issues arising during construction
  • Fidelity and fraud litigation
  • Recovery of assets
  • Construction insolvency

Rankings & Recognitions

“Borden Ladner Gervais is the leading construction firm in Canada, and one of the foremost firms in the field worldwide”

World's Leading Public Procurement Firm

Who’s Who Legal

The Construction Group or its members have been recognized in:

Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business. Industry leaders say, "BLG is the pre-eminent surety and construction law firm in Canada. Its surety and construction law group has a depth of knowledge and experience in this area which is unsurpassed." (Band 1)

Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Band 1)

Benchmark Canada Awards as Construction Firm of the Year.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert® Special Edition on Global Mining

Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Infrastructure

Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers. A BLG partner was also recognized as the top construction lawyer internationally.

Who's Who Legal Award — World's Leading Public Procurement Law Firm

The Best Lawyers in Canada® — Most lawyers recognized for Construction Law