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Representative Work Includes:

  • Prosecuting and defending multi-party, multi-issue lien claims
  • Arbitrating and mediating construction disputes
  • Defending building inspectors and other municipal procurement staff
  • Arbitrating a dispute between a municipality and it’s civil contractor over contract extras
  • Arbitrating disputes arising from infrastructure and transit development
  • Strategic advice on the consequences of the Occupational Health & Safety Act issues
  • Advising a governmental authority on the alleged malicious prosecution of the municipal bylaw and successfully overturning stay proceedings
  • Successful mediation of many construction disputes including claims for extras, claims of deficient work and claims of negligent design
  • Prosecuting claims against surety companies under performance bonds, and labor material payment bonds
  • Defending surety companies against claims made under performance bonds, and labor material payment bonds
  • Advising lawyers and their insurers, and defending allegations of errors and omissions in construction practice
  • Advising design professionals on their service agreement
  • Advising bidders on their responses to tender calls and to advising on negotiations and strategy with tender authorities
  • Attending at multi-party, multi-issue Coroner’s Inquests
  • Defending professionals before their regulatory bodies including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Architects