Construction Litigation

The Langlois lawyers Construction Litigation team can train, assist and represent stakeholders in this complex industry, at the pre-construction, construction and post-construction stages.

We prioritize prevention and dispute resolution:

  • Accredited in-house training programs;
  • Project planning (feasibility, financing, security and suretyships, permits, zoning and authorizations, networking);
  • Negotiating, drafting and presenting contract documents, for all operating methods (public/private, design-construction, enterprise, management for services, management for services and construction);
  • Legal management of tenders (instructions and opinions, compliance, BSDQ);
  • Legal management of projects (payments and withholdings, opinions, and contractual processes);
  • Security and suretyships;
  • Strategic advice and mediation.

Our team also has recognized expertise in construction litigation:

  • Debt recovery (unpaid balances and withholdings);
  • Claims (delays, unforeseen circumstances, changes to the work, and so on);
  • Warranties, poor workmanship, and manufacturing/construction/design defects;
  • Legal hypothecs, other security and suretyships;
  • Termination and defects;
  • Tenders (compliance, BSDQ, equivalencies);
  • Environment and contamination;
  • Real estate (purchase/sale, leases);
  • Professional liability;
  • Insurance;
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency;
  • CSST/CNESST;
  • CCQ;
  • Revenu Québec and Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Courts, arbitration, BAPE, CPTAQ, and other administrative bodies.