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Our Approach

A construction project is both a tremendous opportunity and a complex challenge. In our view, the keys to maximizing the opportunity are, limiting the risks at the outset and, efficiently dealing with disputes when they arise.

Our approach to helping you succeed in Alberta's competitive construction industry is to partner with you. We take pride in getting to know our clients and their operations from the ground up and sharing in their success. Partnering with our clients and acting as their trusted advisor, enables us to provide advice tailored to our clients' needs. Whether, it is deciding which type of contract to use on a project or how to deal with a builders' lien issue, our knowledge of your business helps shape our advice to you.

Our Clients

Our clients include owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, insurers, sureties, institutional lenders and design experts, such as engineers and architects. This broad range of experience gives us excellent perspective on all aspects of a construction project, resulting in informed and creative solutions to the challenges you encounter on a daily basis.

Dispute Resolution

While we like to stay positive and think that litigation is not an inevitable result of a construction project, it is a business reality. When disputes arise, you can rest assured that you will be represented by highly experienced, strategic thinking litigators who will skillfully ensure that your interests are protected. Our lawyers have appeared before all levels of court in Alberta on construction matters and we also have extensive arbitration and mediation experience.

Whether your dispute involves the Builder's Lien Act, delay claims, deficiencies, change orders and directives, extras and cost over-runs, contractual disputes involving CCDC, CCA, ACA or custom contracts, you can be confident that it will be handled in a professional, cost effective and skillful manner.

Our construction lawyers look forward to partnering with you.

Ronald T. Smith


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