Max Shafir is a highly experienced WeirFoulds lawyer who practices exclusively in construction law. Not only is he a highly respected member of the construction law bar in Ontario, he is also certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in construction law.

His deep understanding of construction law means he is always in tune with the needs of his clients and partners with them to ensure their rights are protected in any construction dispute. Max clients include major construction suppliers, lending institutions, owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors. He specializes and has had success in breach of trust claims, the Construction Lien Act and bankruptcy.

Max is actively engaged in the legal profession and is dedicated to his clients and the community. As a member of a number of professional organisations including, The Advocates' Society, as well as a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Law, Max has a deep understanding of the issues facing the profession. He is committed to both the excellence, and continuous enhancement and improvement of the practice of construction law. 

Max was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1981. He has been ranked as a leading construction lawyer by Best Lawyer® in Canada for ten years and also consistently recommended in The Canadain Legal Lexpert® Directory.

He regularly presents at client and professional events and has authored several papers on construction issues and litigation.

Max Shafir is a highly experienced WeirFoulds lawyer who practices exclusively in construction law. Not only is he a highly respected member of the construction law bar in Ontario, he is also certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in construction law.

Max Shafir is a highly experienced WeirFoulds lawyer who practices exclusively in construction law. Not only is he a highly respected member of the construction law bar in Ontario, he is also certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in construction law.

His deep understanding of construction law means he is always in tune with the needs of his clients and partners with them to ensure their rights are protected in any construction dispute. Max clients include major construction suppliers, lending institutions, owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors. He specializes and has had success in breach of trust claims, the Construction Lien Act and bankruptcy.

Max is actively engaged in the legal profession and is dedicated to his clients and the community. As a member of a number of professional organisations including, The Advocates' Society, as well as a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Law, Max has a deep understanding of the issues facing the profession. He is committed to both the excellence, and continuous enhancement and improvement of the practice of construction law. 

Max was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1981. He has been ranked as a leading construction lawyer by Best Lawyer® in Canada for ten years and also consistently recommended in The Canadain Legal Lexpert® Directory.

He regularly presents at client and professional events and has authored several papers on construction issues and litigation.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Construction Law - A First Nations Perspective," "Pitfalls in Constructions Law," "Construction Risk Management", January 2000

Presenter, "Quandaries and Pitfalls in Constructions Liens", January 2000

Presenter, "Law and the Construction Industry", The Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Education, January 2000

Presenter, "Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy", Ontario Bar Admission Course, January 2000

Presenter, "Mediate, Arbitrate, or Litigate?", The Canadian Institute - Construction Superconference, January 2000

Presenter, "Piercing the Corporate Veil - Approaches to Personal Liability", Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, January 2000

Awards & Recognition

Recognized by Best Lawyer® in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in Construction Law

Recognized by Best Lawyer® in Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Construction Law

Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in  Construction Law

Affiliations

Fellow, The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
Member, The Advocates' Society
Member, The Lawyers Club
Member, The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association – Construction Law Section

Counsel

Toronto
Direct 416.365.1110
Fax 416.365.1876
MShafir@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Bankruptcy

Litigation

Called to the Bar
Ontario, 1967
Education
Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B 1965

University of Toronto
B.A 1962

Awards & Recognition

Recognized by Best Lawyer® in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in Construction Law

Recognized by Best Lawyer® in Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Construction Law

Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in  Construction Law

Affiliations
Fellow, The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
Member, The Advocates' Society
Member, The Lawyers Club
Member, The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association – Construction Law Section

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 1967

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School
LL.B 1965

University of Toronto
B.A 1962