Construction Liens Across Canada with McMillan: Getting Back to Basics Training (Alberta and British Columbia)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020: Agenda

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Event Times: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. PT; 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. MT; and 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. ET

With the revolutionary changes to Ontario’s Construction Act and similar amendments working their way through construction lien legislation across Canada, it’s easy to lose sight of some of the fundamentals to construction law. This seminar is designed to refocus attention on perhaps the fundamental remedy in construction: the construction lien.

Construction liens are powerful remedies governed by intricate legal and administrative processes and strict timelines. These intricacies vary from province-to-province. Failing to understand and correctly apply the rules that govern liens will result in the loss of this important, strategic remedy.

Join McMillan’s construction lawyers from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario for a Construction Lien 101 talk that will ensure you understand and are ready use construction liens where necessary and across Canada. Topics covered will include:

  • What is a lien?
  • When do lien rights arise and when do they expire?
  • How do you preserve and perfect liens?
  • How do you vacate and discharge liens?
  • What kind of liens are there?
  • What is lienable and what isn’t?
  • What is holdback and how does holdback relate to liens?
  • What can you do about exaggerated liens?
  • How is a construction lien action different from other court processes?
  • Do liens still matter with all the recent changes to construction lien legislation?


Questions may also be submitted to speakers via email.


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