Business and Construction Law in Fort McMurray

We assist businesses operating as sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, franchises and joint ventures. No matter what stage your business is in, we can assist you – from the creation to the eventual sale and wind-up and all matters in-between including acquisition, management, growth, financing and corporate reorganization.

Our firm also practices in the area of construction law, which deals primarily with contract law and encompasses all aspects of the legal process from the initial bidding on the project to the negotiation and formation of contracts. Construction law covers a wide range of legal issues including breach of contract, negligence, bonding, guarantees, liens and other security interests and tendering. Our team is can assist all participants in the construction industry including financial institutions, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors.


The proper drafting and interpretation of contracts and agreements are critical to protecting your legal rights and those of your business. Our team can help with negotiations and contract preparation. Many contracts can be in dispute, including mortgages, leases, loan agreements, insurance contracts, sales contracts, employment agreement, contractor/service agreements and restrictive covenants. You may need legal advice if the terms of a contract are in dispute or you believe one party is in breach.

Suzanne Manning, head of our Business and Construction Law department, and her assistants will meet with you, listen to what you are trying to accomplish, and devise a strategy to move forward in a way that is sensible and financially practical.


The forms of documents a company or individual utilizes in running a business are as varied as the types of businesses that can be operated. Some of the more common areas with which Suzanne and her team can assist are:

  • Business structures
  • Sole proprietors
  • Incorporations and maintaining corporate status
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Franchises
  • Purchase or sale of a business
  • Commercial Contracts – drafting and managing disputes
  • Commercial Leases
  • Corporate financing
  • Builders’ Liens
  • Contract delays, extras and other project disputes
  • Risk Management
  • Debt Collection

Effective business strategies are most effective when articulated and properly documented. Proper documentation is a hallmark of a successful business used to maximize revenue, minimize expenses and provide clarity and stability to the organization as a whole.


If you are operating a business or thinking of starting one, a discussion with a lawyer is integral to building a solid foundation to launch or grow your business.

Please contact Suzanne Manning at 780-799-9290 or via the following email address: