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Expert Witness / Opinion

Over The GeoFocus Group’s more than 50 years in operation, The GeoFocus Group has been called upon by people from various corners of the construction industry — from contractors to property owners — to lend our expertise as a witness in a variety of disputes.

Our Experts:

Roger Altobelli: As The GeoFocus Group’s founding principal and in his current role as strategic adviser Roger brings to the table the value of his 50+ years of experience in the construction (general contracting and construction management), development (multi-family residential, industrial and commercial) and dysfunctional/distressed project recovery (litigation support and claims management) fields.  Roger has provided strategic advice, direction, organization and operational support throughout the course of every project with a focus on projects valued up to $100,000,000.00+ and upwards. Roger has established a reputation for revitalizing failing projects and mitigating client exposure to risk and liability. Most importantly, Roger has a fierce reputation for completing projects in full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Adam Altobelli: As The GeoFocus Group’s acting President and Chief Construction Manager Adam brings to the table the value of his 20+ years of experience in the construction, litigation support, expert witness and distressed/dysfunctional project recovery fields.  Adam has worked with private and public sector clients, primarily providing advice on construction methodologies and strategic positioning pertaining to project recovery strategies, construction litigation support and claims management.  Adam has established a reputation for mitigating client exposure to risk and liability through advanced contracts administration and risk-assessment techniques.  From the strategic recovery of a flagship hotel in Vaughan (the Novotel Hotel Toronto Vaughan) to the delivery of an ultra-luxury beaux-arts condominium development in Oakville (The Randall Residences) Adam has been involved in all facets of the construction life-cycle from conception through to completion.  Most recently Adam was retained to provide an expert opinion report to the Ontario Provincial Police.

Drawing on their extensive knowledge and expertise of the construction industry, The GeoFocus Group’s expert witnesses can discuss and describe industry standards, technical language, and complex issues to the trier of fact. They can provide testimony to inform on issues related to construction law and have the ability and expertise to comment on building delays, construction defects, contracts administration issues, codes and compliance requirements, and construction costs.

The GeoFocus Group’s expert witnesses are well-versed and up to date on the methodologies, processes, and materials associated with a multitude of construction projects. This knowledge is critically important as it provides them the ability to consult, prepare expert witness reports, prepare expert opinion reports and testify on various aspects of construction, including:

  1. Accident investigation
  2. Bonds and insurance
  3. Building code compliance
  4. Building process
  5. Change directives
  6. Change orders
  7. Contract administration
  8. Construction contracts
  9. Construction defects
  10. Construction liens
  11. Construction management
  12. Cost estimates
  13. Construction safety
  14. Design evaluation
  15. Financing
  16. Forensic investigations
  17. Governmental regulations
  18. Infrastructure projects
  19. Land use and zoning
  20. Licensing
  21. Price discrepancies
  22. Quality issues
  23. Regulatory compliance
  24. Standards of care
  25. Structural engineering
  26. Toxic mold
  27. Work zone safety

To discover how The GeoFocus Group’s construction expert opinion and expert witness services can benefit your organization, connect with us today to schedule a meeting with one of our construction experts.

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