Hanson Bridgett LLP

Construction Department

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What the team is known for Maintains a strong profile for its work in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) development, structuring complex contracts across a range of construction schemes. Also advises clients on matters such as insurance coverage disputes, contract negotiation and surety disputes as part of its broad practice. Known for advising on projects in the infrastructure, healthcare and education sectors, among others.

Strengths One client states: "We are happy with the team. They are responsive and certainly are experts."

Work highlights Assisted Canadian Nuclear Laboratories on two projects including the launch of a $100 million construction process for three new facilities at Chalk River Laboratories and the issuing of a RFP for the construction of a $370 million laboratory complex, the Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Center, on the same site.

Notable practitioners

David Buoncristiani is an experienced construction lawyer who often handles disputes involving contractors and design engineers. His practice also includes construction arbitrations. One source notes: "He is practical and gets to the point. He exercises good judgment and his experience level makes him stand out."

Howard Ashcraft is an experienced litigator who maintains an excellent reputation for his work on various construction projects. One commentator describes him as "stand-out on project structuring," while another adds that he has "carved out a good niche in integrated project delivery."

Lisa Dal Gallo routinely counsels clients on design and construction agreements in relation to various projects. She has experience handling housing and healthcare infrastructure matters, among other projects.

Scott Hennigh is a trial attorney who routinely represents clients on construction disputes. He handles disputes pertaining to building materials, the performance of contracts and the conduct of design professionals, among other contentious matters.