Sandra is committed to professionalism and excellence and is passionate about improving and enhancing the practice of construction law and construction industry. She represents her clients in prosecuting and defending lien and breach of trust claims, construction product liability claims, construction industry receiverships and assists clients with negotiating and drafting construction contracts.

She is certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Construction Law and has insight into the issues faced by her clients, construction professionals and the construction industry.

Sandra is also actively involved in developing continuing legal education programs for legal professionals and the construction industry.

Sandra is one of Canada's leading construction lawyers. She is consistently ranked in both Best Lawyers® in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

She has authored numerous papers and regularly speaks at client and professional events on construction law issues.

Sandra Astolfo is a Partner at WeirFoulds LLP with more than 22 years' experience dedicated exclusively to the practice of construction and infrastructure law. 

Sandra is committed to professionalism and excellence and is passionate about improving and enhancing the practice of construction law and construction industry. She represents her clients in prosecuting and defending lien and breach of trust claims, construction product liability claims, construction industry receiverships and assists clients with negotiating and drafting construction contracts.

She is certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Construction Law and has insight into the issues faced by her clients, construction professionals and the construction industry.

Sandra is also actively involved in developing continuing legal education programs for legal professionals and the construction industry.

Sandra is one of Canada's leading construction lawyers. She is consistently ranked in both Best Lawyers® in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

She has authored numerous papers and regularly speaks at client and professional events on construction law issues.

Publications

"Using change directives to delay compensation and adjustments to the project schedule", The Construction Economist, December 2017

"Practice Alert: A New Year, a New Rule - Amendments to Rule 48 and Form 14A", OBA Construction & Infrastructure Law, February 2015

"Steps to Proving a Breach of Trust Under the Construction Lien Act", The Law Society of Upper Canada, January 2013

"Summary Judgment Part 2 - Using Section 47 to Challenge the Right to Lien for Construction Management Services" (May 2011) 25:4 Nuts and Bolts Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section

"Summary Judgment Part 1 - Using Section 47 to Challenge the Timeliness of a General Contractor's Lien" (May 2011) 25:4 Nuts and Bolts Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section

"Looking Beyond the Construction Lien Act: Tips for Dealing with MTO Projects", (October 2010) 25:1  Nuts and Bolts Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Bill 142, Construction Lien Amendment Act", Sealant and Waterproofing Association, Richmond Hill. ON, May 3, 2018

Speaker, "Key Update on the New Construction Act", The Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, ON, April 19, 2018

Co-Chair, "Construction Law: Arbitration and Adjudication Advocacy", The Advocates' Society, Toronto, ON, April 17, 2018

Speaker, "The New Construction Lien Act", Ontario General Contractors Association, Mississauga, ON, February 28, 2018

Speaker, "Pay-When-Paid / Pay-If-Paid Issues" Construction & Infrastructure Litigation 201: Advanced Issues for Handling Construction Claims, Ontario Bar Association's Institute, Toronto, ON, February 6, 2018

Program Chair, "Construction Law: Arbitration and Adjudication Advocacy" The Advocates' Society, Toronto, ON, April 27, 2018

Speaker, "The New Construction Act (Bill 142) Forum", WeirFoulds LLP and the Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, Toronto, ON, December 9, 2017

Speaker, "Construction Law Update: The New Construction Act", Construct Canada, Toronto, ON, November 29, 2017

Mentor, "Practice Development and Profile Building" and "Getting Noticed: Effective Self-Promotion", 7th Biennial Women in Litigation Symposium, Toronto, ON, October 27, 2017

Speaker, "The "How" of Prompt Payment", The Authoritative View of the Construction Lien Amendment Act, Bill 142, OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Program, Toronto, ON, October 3, 2017

Co-Chair, "Lien and Arbitration Advocacy", The Advocates' Society, April 21, 2017

Speaker, "Navigating Everyday Construction Law Landmines: Best Practices for Smooth Digging", Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, ON, February 7, 2017

Speaker, "Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion", Grand Valley Construction Association, Toronto, ON, November 8, 2016

Speaker, "Trust Rights and Lien Rights – Two Independent Remedies: The Importance of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction v. Structal",  Practice Gems: Construction Lien Essentials 2016, The Law Society of Upper Canada, March 2016

Moderator, "Tarion 101: The Basics, and Beyond", The Advocates' Society, February 2016

Speaker, "Ethical and Professional Issues In Litigating Real Estate Disputes",  The Litigator's Guide to Real Estate, Construction and Leasing Disputes, Osgoode Hall Law School, February 2016

Co-Chair, "When Construction Liens and Real Estate Collide: How Liens Can Ruin a Landlord's or Receiver's Day and Other Title Nuisances", Ontario Bar Association, November, 2015

Moderator, " Reversing the Priorities, Again When Bankruptcy and Construction Collide: Round 2", The Advocates' Society, October 2015

Speaker, "Under the "Honesty" Microscope: A New Approach to Reading Construction Claims", Construction Law Best Practice, May 2015

Awards & Recognition

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

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

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

Affiliations

The Law Society of Ontario - Specialist in Construction Law

The Advocates' Society

Ontario Bar Association Construction & Infrastructure Law Section

Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, new Fellow. 

Partner

Toronto
Direct 416-947-5045
Fax 416-365-1876
Sastolfo@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Litigation

Called to the Bar
Ontario, 1995
Education
Queen's University
LL.B. 1993

York University
B.A. (Hons.) 1990

Awards & Recognition

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

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

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

Affiliations

The Law Society of Ontario - Specialist in Construction Law

The Advocates' Society

Ontario Bar Association Construction & Infrastructure Law Section

Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, new Fellow. 

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 1995

Education

Queen's University
LL.B. 1993

York University
B.A. (Hons.) 1990