Con-Ed Events

WCA | The Builders' Liens Act

April 18 2023

The Builders' Liens Act

Understanding the purpose and function of the Manitoba
Builders' Liens Act is an asset in the construction industry. Brush up on this topic as we discuss the types of construction activity which create lien rights, the process and procedure of registering a lien claim, enforcement of lien claims, the proper administration of holdbacks and a review of trust provisions arising under the Act. This session also includes a discussion on some of the most recent lien cases to come before the courts in Manitoba and across Canada.

Intended Audience

  • Management

  • Owners

  • Procurement professionals

  • Project Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Support staff

Kosta Vartsakis, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Kosta's practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation and dispute resolution. Kosta has experience assisting clients with a variety of issues, including contractual disputes, faulty workmanship, negligence, builders' liens, collections and delay claims.

In addition to Kosta's construction-related practice, he also has experience in dealing with legal issues in a broad range of areas, including insurance, copyright, personal injury and employment law matters.

Jonathan Woolley, Partner, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Jon's practice is focused primarily on construction law and civil litigation, providing advice to owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all aspects of construction law. Jon has experience in the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements, procurement matters, tendering issues, construction insurance issues and builders' liens, as well as providing advocacy services for mediations, arbitrations, regulatory proceedings and litigation. Jon also provides general commercial litigation and dispute resolution services with respect to insurance, landlord and tenant and environmental matters.

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