Construction Litigation Lawyer Serving Toronto, Sarnia and Southern Ontario

The law firm of Christie Saccucci Matthews provides diligent, efficient legal services to address the specific concerns and needs of participants in the construction industry. One of the firm's founders, Frederick J. Matthews, is certified as a specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in the area of construction law. Drawing on his continued, practical experience in this area, he assists individual and business clients throughout southern Ontario to address their legal construction concerns.

Protecting Clients' Interests in Construction Matters

The construction industry is one built on numerous, complex relationships between project owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and designers, material suppliers and individual construction workers. Managing a construction project requires careful attention to detail to ensure that all parties work together smoothly.

Lawyer Fred Matthews provides straightforward counsel and insightful guidance to help clients identify potential issues in the efficient management of their construction projects, and helps his clients take the appropriate steps to avoid them. To that end, he counsels clients on various aspects of construction law, including:

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts
  • Managing receivables
  • Risk management in the bid phase and work phase
  • Construction liens
  • Collection remedies such as payment bonds or trust claims
  • Claims regarding overwork, extra work or changed working environments
  • Third-party liability
  • Development compliance with municipal and provincial building codes
  • Construction litigation and disputes

Fred's practice is characterized by the long-term business relationships he maintains with many of his clients. By providing ongoing counsel and representation, he seeks to help clients make wise decisions that protect their immediate and future interests, thereby avoiding future litigation. When disputes arise, he is ready to protect his clients' interests by seeking resolutions tailored to their specific needs and goals in negotiation or before relevant courts or tribunals.