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3 Ways a Toronto Contractor Attorney Protects Construction Businesses

Many construction professionals may not be aware that there are attorneys that focus their practice solely on construction law. Construction law relates to any legal matter that affects the construction industry. A Toronto contractor attorney can provide safety advice, employment law advice, business advice, contract drafting and review services, dispute resolution services, lien claim assistance, and more.  

Our law firm represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, developers, architects, engineers, and other professionals. We represent construction professionals on rooftops, in trenches, and everywhere in-between. If your business could use a legal ally that is experienced in the industry and understands the laws that impact construction businesses, consult the Toronto contractor attorneys with Cotney Construction Law. 

Let’s discuss three foundational legal services that protect construction businesses.

1) Contract Review Services By Toronto Contractor Attorneys

Contractors should never rely on their own penmanship or a boilerplate contract for their work. Our Toronto contractor attorneys can draft and review all your construction contracts ensuring your best interests are protected on all your projects. With a legal professional drafting these all-important documents, you can prevent and resolve disputes effectively and our attorneys will make certain that all your contracts contain the key provisions to protect your business. 

2) Safety and Employment Law Initiatives

Contractors are responsible for the health and safety of their workers in the workplace. They also must provide a discrimination-free workplace. With the assistance of a Toronto contractor attorney, construction businesses can make certain that they are working in compliance with safety regulations enforced by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Our attorneys can assist with safety manual drafting services and third-party jobsite inspections, among other safety initiatives. Our attorneys are also knowledgeable in employment labour laws and can draft employee agreements, update company policies, and ensure compliance with laws regulated under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

3) Dispute Resolution Services

A construction law firm can manage the day-to-day legal matters while also tackling legal disputes before they escalate. Our attorneys are highly experienced in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including mediation and arbitration hearings. We have represented contractors in litigation matters for licence defence, construction defect, and negligent design cases, payment disputes, breach of contract cases, and defamation claims. If you are involved in an ongoing dispute or anticipate an issue arising, consult our Toronto contractor attorneys for legal advice.  

At Cotney Construction Law, we are committed to shielding Toronto-based construction businesses from any threats to their operations. We offer a variety of comprehensive legal services that assist contractors and construction businesses with all of their legal needs. We also offer a variety of essential legal services at an affordable, monthly price through our subscription plan model. If you’re interested in unlimited contract review services, demand letters, lien and bond claims, and access to an attorney on-demand, contact us to learn more.

If you would like to speak with a Toronto contractor attorney, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.