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Properly executed construction contracts protect our clients’ interests by avoiding problems, identifying and managing risk, and complying with regulatory requirements. Each construction project is different and requires a unique set of contracts to get the job done right and on schedule.
At McLennan Ross, we understand the complexities and risks of construction projects and have the experience and skill necessary to assist with drafting all types of contracts and professional services agreements. From procurement to planning to completion and everything in between, we help with all the construction contracts needed throughout a project’s entire life cycle.
Proactive strategies for construction contracts.
Our lawyers know the multitude of details and components involved in construction contracts to offer guidance at every stage. We are strong advocates in negotiations and draft accurate and concise contracts. We offer ongoing reviews during construction when amendments may be necessary to identify areas of concern and create settlement documents upon completion.
We assist in both public and private projects with all manner and types of construction contracts and service agreements, including scheduling, labour, architecture and design, materials, payment, cost, delay, and liens. We are proactive in our approach to effectively allocate risk and protect a project from the unexpected as much as possible.
Our lawyers advise clients and prepare construction-related agreements that cover front-end procurement, joint ventures, and a range of other construction contracts and subcontracts. We handle contracts from the beginning stages of project financings covering scope of work, change orders, liquidated damages, and warranties. We assist with a range of contracts, including Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM), Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP), complex Request for Proposal documents, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contracts, Public Private Partnership (PPP/P3) agreements, and trade subcontracts.
Our team has the experience and depth of knowledge to provide strategic and accurate documents, down to the last detail. The multidisciplinary nature of our diverse construction group allows us to assemble experienced teams to handle even the most complex projects. Our construction group can call on any other lawyer in our firm for assistance with specific contract issues including tax, regulatory, labour and employment, and corporate commercial. With our clear communication and practical advice, we guide our clients through the process of minimizing risk and identify any potential problems to help keep projects on track and on time.
A focus on the bottom line.
Our lawyers tailor strategies and draft contracts based on each individual client and project. Our clients include owners, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, designers, engineers, and other professionals. We assist insurers, public private partnerships, and architectural, design, and engineering firms in a range of industries including oil and gas, hydroelectric, and mining.
Whether we are assisting individuals, start-ups, mid-size companies or multinational corporations, we know our construction clients are busy. We always provide practical, cost-effective, and efficient service when and where they need it.
Contact us today with any of your construction contract needs. We’re always ready to help.