Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (1989)
Education
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1987
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1984
Affiliations
  • Member of the Construction Section, ADR Institute of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Past Member at Large of the Executive of the Construction Law Section – Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Ontario General Contractors Association/Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Task Force
  • Former Member, Building Committee, Darling (formerly Rose Cherry's) Home for Kids

Glenn Ackerley is the Chair of the Construction Practice Group at WeirFoulds. His practice is focused on construction law, construction liens and construction litigation.

Glenn fills the role of a “project lawyer”, providing ongoing advice from the start through to completion of a project. He represents clients from across the construction industry – including public and private owners, developers, contractors, subtrades, suppliers, and consultants – in a variety of construction-related matters.

He is regularly consulted about negotiating and preparing construction and consultant contracts, procurement and tendering issues, and risk avoidance strategies. When disputes arise, Glenn acts for clients from both the ICI and residential sectors in construction lien and trust claims, bond claims, and construction delay and deficiency claims.

Glenn is active in the industry, participating on boards, committees and working groups to support and improve the industry. Glenn sits on the National Advisory Council of the Canadian Construction Association and is a past member of its Board of Directors, and is a Past Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Construction Association. He sat on the Executive of the Construction Section of the Ontario Bar Association for many years, and most recently has been a member of the Expert Panel’s Advisory Group on changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

He developed and taught the Construction Law course at the Department of Architectural Science of Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) for many years. The course covered a whole range of issues, including contract and negligence law, tendering, construction liens, damages and dispute resolution. He has written several published articles and given presentations on legal topics to both industry and legal groups, including seminars at the Ontario General Contractors Association’s Symposiums and the Admission Course of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Appreciating the important role played by alternative dispute resolution, Glenn has trained and gained experience in both mediation and arbitration, acting as counsel, mediator and arbitrator.

Experience

Govan Brown & Associates Ltd. v. Equinox 199 Bay Street Co. (2014), 33 C.L.R. (4th) 78 (O.N.S.C.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2014), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 118 (O.N.C.A.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2013), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 102 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Buildings v. Brampton (City) (2010), 328 D.L.R. (4th) 488 (O.N.C.A.)

North America Construction (1993) Ltd. v. York (Municipality) (2009), 84 C.L.R. (3d) 89 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. v. Brampton (City) (2009), 83 C.L.R. (3d) 144 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2006), 55 C.L.R. (3d) 184 (O.N.S.C.)

Builder’s Supplies Ltd II v. 1489683 Ontario Ltd (2005), 43 C.L.R. (3d) 74 (O.N.S.C.)

Buttcon Limited, et al. v. Toronto Electric Commissioners (2003), 65 O.R. (3d) 601 (S.C.J.)

Aquicon Construction Co. v. Vaughan (City) (2003), 29 C.L.R. (3d) 164 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2003), 25 C.L.R. (3) 279 (O.N.S.C.)

Toronto Dominion Bank v. Kopman (2000), 46 O.R. (3d) 773 (O.N.C.J.)

North York (City) Official Plan Amendments 269, 277 and 280 (No. 2) (Re) (1988), 22 O.M.B.R. 63

  • COCA Construction Hard Hat Award, Council of Ontario Construction Associations, 2023
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a leading lawyer in Construction law, 2022
  • Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award, Toronto Construction Association, 2019
  • Jock Tindale Memorial Award for Integrity in the Construction Industry, Ontario General Contractor’s Association, 2019
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law and as Toronto “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 and 2018
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Construction Law and Infrastructure Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized in Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized as a leading construction lawyer in Expert Guides’ 2015 Construction and Real Estate Real Expert Guide
  • Repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Construction Law and Government Contracts
  • Identified in the Chambers Global guide for public procurement for Canada
  • Vice President, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, National Advisory Council – Canadian Construction Association
  • Past Member, Board of Directors – Canadian Construction Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Board – Toronto Construction Association
  • Arbitrator, Builder Arbitration Forum, Tarion Warranty Corporation
  • Member, Council of Ontario Construction Associations – Construction Lien Act Subcommittee
  • Instructor, Admission Course, Ontario Association of Architects
  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Past Member, Construction Advisory Council (Ontario)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law Course, Ontario Road Builders Association/Ontario Sewer and Water Main Construction Association
  • Past Instructor, Construction Institute, Toronto Construction Association / George Brown College

Govan Brown & Associates Ltd. v. Equinox 199 Bay Street Co. (2014), 33 C.L.R. (4th) 78 (O.N.S.C.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2014), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 118 (O.N.C.A.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2013), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 102 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Buildings v. Brampton (City) (2010), 328 D.L.R. (4th) 488 (O.N.C.A.)

North America Construction (1993) Ltd. v. York (Municipality) (2009), 84 C.L.R. (3d) 89 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. v. Brampton (City) (2009), 83 C.L.R. (3d) 144 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2006), 55 C.L.R. (3d) 184 (O.N.S.C.)

Builder’s Supplies Ltd II v. 1489683 Ontario Ltd (2005), 43 C.L.R. (3d) 74 (O.N.S.C.)

Buttcon Limited, et al. v. Toronto Electric Commissioners (2003), 65 O.R. (3d) 601 (S.C.J.)

Aquicon Construction Co. v. Vaughan (City) (2003), 29 C.L.R. (3d) 164 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2003), 25 C.L.R. (3) 279 (O.N.S.C.)

Toronto Dominion Bank v. Kopman (2000), 46 O.R. (3d) 773 (O.N.C.J.)

North York (City) Official Plan Amendments 269, 277 and 280 (No. 2) (Re) (1988), 22 O.M.B.R. 63

  • COCA Construction Hard Hat Award, Council of Ontario Construction Associations, 2023
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a leading lawyer in Construction law, 2022
  • Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award, Toronto Construction Association, 2019
  • Jock Tindale Memorial Award for Integrity in the Construction Industry, Ontario General Contractor’s Association, 2019
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law and as Toronto “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 and 2018
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Construction Law and Infrastructure Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized in Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized as a leading construction lawyer in Expert Guides’ 2015 Construction and Real Estate Real Expert Guide
  • Repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Construction Law and Government Contracts
  • Identified in the Chambers Global guide for public procurement for Canada
  • Vice President, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, National Advisory Council – Canadian Construction Association
  • Past Member, Board of Directors – Canadian Construction Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Board – Toronto Construction Association
  • Arbitrator, Builder Arbitration Forum, Tarion Warranty Corporation
  • Member, Council of Ontario Construction Associations – Construction Lien Act Subcommittee
  • Instructor, Admission Course, Ontario Association of Architects
  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Past Member, Construction Advisory Council (Ontario)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law Course, Ontario Road Builders Association/Ontario Sewer and Water Main Construction Association
  • Past Instructor, Construction Institute, Toronto Construction Association / George Brown College

Glenn Ackerley is the Chair of the Construction Practice Group at WeirFoulds. His practice is focused on construction law, construction liens and construction litigation.

Glenn fills the role of a “project lawyer”, providing ongoing advice from the start through to completion of a project. He represents clients from across the construction industry – including public and private owners, developers, contractors, subtrades, suppliers, and consultants – in a variety of construction-related matters.

He is regularly consulted about negotiating and preparing construction and consultant contracts, procurement and tendering issues, and risk avoidance strategies. When disputes arise, Glenn acts for clients from both the ICI and residential sectors in construction lien and trust claims, bond claims, and construction delay and deficiency claims.

Glenn is active in the industry, participating on boards, committees and working groups to support and improve the industry. Glenn sits on the National Advisory Council of the Canadian Construction Association and is a past member of its Board of Directors, and is a Past Chairman of the Board of the Toronto Construction Association. He sat on the Executive of the Construction Section of the Ontario Bar Association for many years, and most recently has been a member of the Expert Panel’s Advisory Group on changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

He developed and taught the Construction Law course at the Department of Architectural Science of Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) for many years. The course covered a whole range of issues, including contract and negligence law, tendering, construction liens, damages and dispute resolution. He has written several published articles and given presentations on legal topics to both industry and legal groups, including seminars at the Ontario General Contractors Association’s Symposiums and the Admission Course of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Appreciating the important role played by alternative dispute resolution, Glenn has trained and gained experience in both mediation and arbitration, acting as counsel, mediator and arbitrator.

Experience

Govan Brown & Associates Ltd. v. Equinox 199 Bay Street Co. (2014), 33 C.L.R. (4th) 78 (O.N.S.C.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2014), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 118 (O.N.C.A.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2013), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 102 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Buildings v. Brampton (City) (2010), 328 D.L.R. (4th) 488 (O.N.C.A.)

North America Construction (1993) Ltd. v. York (Municipality) (2009), 84 C.L.R. (3d) 89 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. v. Brampton (City) (2009), 83 C.L.R. (3d) 144 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2006), 55 C.L.R. (3d) 184 (O.N.S.C.)

Builder’s Supplies Ltd II v. 1489683 Ontario Ltd (2005), 43 C.L.R. (3d) 74 (O.N.S.C.)

Buttcon Limited, et al. v. Toronto Electric Commissioners (2003), 65 O.R. (3d) 601 (S.C.J.)

Aquicon Construction Co. v. Vaughan (City) (2003), 29 C.L.R. (3d) 164 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2003), 25 C.L.R. (3) 279 (O.N.S.C.)

Toronto Dominion Bank v. Kopman (2000), 46 O.R. (3d) 773 (O.N.C.J.)

North York (City) Official Plan Amendments 269, 277 and 280 (No. 2) (Re) (1988), 22 O.M.B.R. 63

  • COCA Construction Hard Hat Award, Council of Ontario Construction Associations, 2023
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a leading lawyer in Construction law, 2022
  • Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award, Toronto Construction Association, 2019
  • Jock Tindale Memorial Award for Integrity in the Construction Industry, Ontario General Contractor’s Association, 2019
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law and as Toronto “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 and 2018
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Construction Law and Infrastructure Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized in Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized as a leading construction lawyer in Expert Guides’ 2015 Construction and Real Estate Real Expert Guide
  • Repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Construction Law and Government Contracts
  • Identified in the Chambers Global guide for public procurement for Canada
  • Vice President, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, National Advisory Council – Canadian Construction Association
  • Past Member, Board of Directors – Canadian Construction Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Board – Toronto Construction Association
  • Arbitrator, Builder Arbitration Forum, Tarion Warranty Corporation
  • Member, Council of Ontario Construction Associations – Construction Lien Act Subcommittee
  • Instructor, Admission Course, Ontario Association of Architects
  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Past Member, Construction Advisory Council (Ontario)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law Course, Ontario Road Builders Association/Ontario Sewer and Water Main Construction Association
  • Past Instructor, Construction Institute, Toronto Construction Association / George Brown College

Govan Brown & Associates Ltd. v. Equinox 199 Bay Street Co. (2014), 33 C.L.R. (4th) 78 (O.N.S.C.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2014), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 118 (O.N.C.A.)

1634584 Ontario Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General) (2013), 22 B.L.R. (5th) 102 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Buildings v. Brampton (City) (2010), 328 D.L.R. (4th) 488 (O.N.C.A.)

North America Construction (1993) Ltd. v. York (Municipality) (2009), 84 C.L.R. (3d) 89 (O.N.S.C.)

Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. v. Brampton (City) (2009), 83 C.L.R. (3d) 144 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2006), 55 C.L.R. (3d) 184 (O.N.S.C.)

Builder’s Supplies Ltd II v. 1489683 Ontario Ltd (2005), 43 C.L.R. (3d) 74 (O.N.S.C.)

Buttcon Limited, et al. v. Toronto Electric Commissioners (2003), 65 O.R. (3d) 601 (S.C.J.)

Aquicon Construction Co. v. Vaughan (City) (2003), 29 C.L.R. (3d) 164 (O.N.S.C.)

Celebrity Flooring Systems Ltd. v. One Shaftesbury Community Assn. (2003), 25 C.L.R. (3) 279 (O.N.S.C.)

Toronto Dominion Bank v. Kopman (2000), 46 O.R. (3d) 773 (O.N.C.J.)

North York (City) Official Plan Amendments 269, 277 and 280 (No. 2) (Re) (1988), 22 O.M.B.R. 63

  • COCA Construction Hard Hat Award, Council of Ontario Construction Associations, 2023
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a leading lawyer in Construction law, 2022
  • Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award, Toronto Construction Association, 2019
  • Jock Tindale Memorial Award for Integrity in the Construction Industry, Ontario General Contractor’s Association, 2019
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law and as Toronto “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 and 2018
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Construction Law and Infrastructure Law
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure
  • Repeatedly recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized in Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized as a leading construction lawyer in Expert Guides’ 2015 Construction and Real Estate Real Expert Guide
  • Repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader in Construction Law and Government Contracts
  • Identified in the Chambers Global guide for public procurement for Canada
  • Vice President, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, National Advisory Council – Canadian Construction Association
  • Past Member, Board of Directors – Canadian Construction Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman of the Board – Toronto Construction Association
  • Arbitrator, Builder Arbitration Forum, Tarion Warranty Corporation
  • Member, Council of Ontario Construction Associations – Construction Lien Act Subcommittee
  • Instructor, Admission Course, Ontario Association of Architects
  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Past Member, Construction Advisory Council (Ontario)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law, Department of Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
  • Past Instructor, Construction Law Course, Ontario Road Builders Association/Ontario Sewer and Water Main Construction Association
  • Past Instructor, Construction Institute, Toronto Construction Association / George Brown College
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (1989)
Education
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1987
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1984
Affiliations
  • Member of the Construction Section, ADR Institute of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Past Member at Large of the Executive of the Construction Law Section – Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Ontario General Contractors Association/Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Task Force
  • Former Member, Building Committee, Darling (formerly Rose Cherry's) Home for Kids
Speaking Engagements
  • Instructor, “Decoding the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act: Adjudication”, Canadian Construction Association, Online, February 15, 2024
  • Speaker, “The Construction Act: Time for an Update, Again (?!)”, Canadian Concrete Expo, Mississauga, ON, February 15, 2024
  • Speaker, “23rd Annual CCO Workshop”, Southern Interior Construction Association, Kelowna, BC, February 8, 2024
  • Instructor, “Decoding the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act: Prompt Payment”, Canadian Construction Association, Online, February 1, 2024
  • Speaker, “The Year In Review”, OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Program, Online, December 7, 2023
  • Instructor, “Public-Private Partnership (P3) Law and Practice in Canada”, Osgoode Certificate, October 18, 2023
  • Speaker, “”Construction Law Update: Navigating the Latest Developments and Trends”, The Buildings Show 2023, Toronto, ON, November 29, 2023
  • Speaker, “Read Your Construction Contract: Show Me the Money!”, Canadian Construction Association, Webinar, May 29, 2023
  • Moderator, “Read Your Construction Contract: Risky Business”, Canadian Construction Association, Webinar, May 15, 2023
  • Speaker, “Read Your Construction Contract: Makin’ It Work”, Canadian Construction Association, Webinar, April 17, 2023
  • Co-Chair, “Construction Law Advocacy”, The Advocates’ Society, November 2, 2022
  • Speaker, “Lessons From Canada and the UK: Lien Reform and Adjudication”, The Advocates’ Society, Online, April 22, 2022.
  • Speaker, “Construction 101 & Beyond”, Toronto Construction Association, Online, March 17, 2022
  • Faculty Member, “Bidding and Tendering: Fundamental Principles and Advanced Issues”, Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Online, October 15, 2021
  • Panelist, “Construction Law Update: The COVID-19 Effect on the Industry: Adapting Contracts and Claims”, The Buildings Show, Toronto, December 1, 2021
  • Speaker, “Collaborative & Adversarial Approaches”, Construction Dispute Symposium 2021, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Online, August 3, 2021
  • Faculty, “The Legal Guide to Managing Delay and Impact Claims”, Osgoode Hall Law School, June 10, 2021
  • Speaker, “Construction Dispute Symposium 2021 – RICS”, Online, May 25-August 3, 2021
  • Panelist, “Protecting Your Profits: How to Manage Soaring Material Prices”, Canadian Construction Association and Northbridge Insurance, Online, May 18, 2021
  • Speaker, “Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Conference”, National Advisory Council, Online, May 12, 2021   
  • Speaker, “26th Annual Members Day – Virtual Industry Forum: Managing Covid-19 Related Claims Process”, Toronto Construction Association, Online, May 5, 2021
  • Moderator, “Annual Update: Ontario’s Construction Act – The Practical Guide to Navigating Key Risks & Obligations”, Osgood Hall Law School, Online, March 31, 2021
  • Speaker, “13th Annual National Symposium on Managing Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects”, The Canadian Institute, Online, February 26, 2021
  • Speaker, “P103 – Construction Law Update: Legal Aspects of Construction Projects during Challenging Times”, The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta, Online, November 30, 2020
  • Speaker, “Managing Financial Uncertainty in Construction Projects During Extraordinary Times”, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, Webcast, May 19, 2020
  • Speaker, “Implications of Prompt Payment and Adjudication”, 2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium Significant Change – Time for Alignment, RICS and CIArb, Toronto, May 29, 2019
  • Speaker, “Rights and Remedies of the Municipality when the Contractor Defaults”, Current Issues in Municipal Infrastructure Projects, Municipal Infrastructure Forum, Kleinburg, ON, April 15, 2019
  • Speaker, 4th Annual Managing Risk in Construction Contracts and Projects Conference, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, ON, February 5, 2019
  • Panelist, “Bidding & Tendering, Claims & Dispute Resolution”, York University, Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Toronto, ON, October 2018
  • Speaker, “The Changing Landscape of Canadian Construction Law”, Construction Lawyers Society of America, International Conference & Induction of Fellows, Banff, AB, September 2018
  • Skilled Instructor, “Construction Law: Arbitration and Adjudication Advocacy”, The Advocates’ Society, Toronto, ON, April 2017, 2018
  • Speaker, “The New Construction Act (Bill 142) Forum”, WeirFoulds LLP and the Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, Toronto, ON, December 9, 2017
  • Speaker, “P3 Litigation: Tackling and Resolving Disputes”, OBA Construction Law Program, Toronto, ON, December 7, 2017
  • Speaker, “Construction Law Update: The New Construction Act”, Construct Canada, Toronto, ON, November 29, 2017
  • Moderator, “Subcontractor Lawyer Questions”, Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, November 9, 2017
  • Speaker, “PACE”, Grand Valley Construction Association, Kitchener, ON, June 7, 2017
  • Speaker, “Motion to Stay Lien Proceedings”, Construction Law: Lien and Arbitration Advocacy, The Advocates’ Society, Toronto, ON, April 21, 2017
  • Speaker, “The Role of Underground Utilities in Construction Contracts”, 2nd Annual Managing Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects conference, Toronto, ON, January 24-25, 2017
  • Speaker, “Construction Law Update: The Construction Lien Act Review”, Construct Canada, Toronto, ON, November 30, 2016
  • Speaker, “The Proposed Changes to the Construction Lein Act”, 2016 Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) Industry Conference, Minett, ON, September 21-25, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, “Prompt Payment”, Canadian Glass Association 2016 Glass Connections Conference, Ottawa, September 14, 2016
  • Speaker, “Various Issues that Occur During the Life of a Project and the Approaches to Issue Management”, 3rd Annual Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Congress, Toronto, June 24, 2016
  • Moderator, “Expert review of Ontario Construction Lien Act how will it affect the Construction Sector?”, Toronto Construction Association 22nd Members’ Day, May 11, 2016
  • Moderator, “Managing Underground Utilities”, The Canadian Institute’s 2nd Annual Delivering Urban Transit Infrastructure Conference, Toronto, April 28, 2016
  • Speaker, “Bidding and Tendering: Advanced Issues”, Construction Law: Practice Primers and Contemporary Developments, The Common Institute, February 22, 2016
  • Course Leader and Speaker, “Leading Types of Claims”, 10th Construction Claims Course: Avoiding and Mitigation Complex Construction Claims, Federated Press, December 10-11, 2015
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Current Procurement Trends”, Construction Law Update: Panel on the Lien Act, Procurement and ADR, Construct Canada 2015, December 2, 2015
  • Faculty, “Bidding and Tendering: Basic Principles”, Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, November 11, 2015
  • Speaker, “Current Procurement Trends”, OAA Annual Conference 2015, Ontario Association of Architects, May 7, 2015
  • Speaker, “The Legal Side of Future Business Issues: Evolving Bid Practices”, 9th Construction Symposium 2015, Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA), April 10, 2015
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics in Infrastructure”, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Ontario Bar Association, February 4, 2015
  • Speaker, “Architects’ Agreements What you need to know”, Practice Gems: Construction Contracts for Real Estate Lawyers 2015, The Law Society of Upper Canada, January 21, 2015
  • Course Leader & Speaker, “Leading Types of Claims”, 9th Construction Claims Course: Avoiding and Mitigating Complex Construction Claims, Federated Press, December 11-12, 2014Presenter, “Tendering Law Trends and Update”, Construct Canada 2014, December 3, 2014
  • Faculty, “Bidding and Tendering: Basic Principles”, Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, November 26, 2014
  • Speaker, “Typical Issues and Approaches”, Owner’s Project Construction Budget vs. Final Construction Cost: Expectations & Realities, 2nd Annual Ontario RICS/CIQS Construction & Project Management Seminar, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and RICS, November 20, 2014
  • Presenter, “Bill 69: The Prompt Payment Act: Is it dead or “just resting”?!”, Land Development and Planning Forum 2014, InConference Insight, June 18, 2014
  • Presenter, “Construction Lien Act”, OAA Annual Conference, Ontario Association of Architects, May 8, 2014
  • Conference Chair, Construction Law Conference 2014 – On Time, On Budget, Construction Law Best Practices, May 7, 2014
  • Speaker, “Best Practices in the Bundling of Construction Projects”, Business and Operations Guide to Public Procurement Conference, The Canadian Institute, April 24, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, “Bidding and Tendering”, From Blueprints to Buildings: Legal Issues in the Construction Industry Course, University of Toronto Law School, February 25, 2014
  • Speaker, “Facts or Fiction”, IOSC Eight Conference, Merit Canada, February 13, 2014
  • Panellist, “Selected Topics in Professionalism in the Construction Lien Context”, Practice Gems: Construction Contracts for Real Estate Lawyers, The Law Society of Upper Canada, January 22, 2014
  • Speaker, “Construction Law Updates on Contracts, Risk Management, Dispute Resolutions and Code & Regulatory Challenges”, Construct Canada Conference, December 4, 2013
  • Faculty, “Current Challenges Facing the Construction Industry”, Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, November 19, 2013
  • Facilitator, “Walking a Mile in their Boots: A Simulation of Legal Issues in Construction Projects”, Construction Law Section, Ontario Bar Association, November 1, 2013
  • Facilitator and Co-Presenter, 2nd Annual Procurement Day, Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario, October 21, 2013
  • Panellist, “Lessons learned by some of Ontario’s most forminable arbitrators”, Articulated Learnings, ADR Institute of Ontario, June 7, 2013
  • Conference Chair, Managing Critical Risks to Ensure Ultimate Project Success, Construction Law Best Practices, May 28, 2013
  • Speaker, “Construction Lien Act”, Admission Course Session, Ontario Association of Architects, May 10, 2013
  • Speaker, “Construction Project Risk Management From A Legal Perspective”, Speaker Presentation, The Institute of Internal Auditors, April 23, 2013
  • Speaker, “Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Winning Claims Strategies”, Construction Symposium VIII, Ontario General Contractors Association, April 11, 2013
  • Speaker, “Rules for Tendering and RFPs: Fair Process and Where Lawyers Can Go Wrong”, Planning and Building on Professionalism: Dos and Don’ts for the Municipal Law Specialist, Ontario Bar Association, December 6, 2012
  • Panellist, “Is Canada Ready for e-Procurement in the Construction Industry?”, Construct Canada 2012, November 29, 2012
  • Speaker, “Tendering Dos and Don’ts: How to Avoid Falling in the Pit”, WeirFoulds Municipal Law Continuing Professional Development Seminar, October 18, 2012
  • Facilitator, “Landmark II and the Marshall Case”, Construction Roundtable, Ontario Bar Association, October 4, 2012
  • Speaker, “Minimizing Damages: Risk Management Lessons Learned From Construction Claims”, 8th Minimizing Construction Risk, May 17, 2012
  • Speaker, “Setting Right Terms and Conditions to Police Contract Performance”, 7th Managing and Measuring Contract Performance Conference, March 28, 2012
  • Speaker, “What Wasn’t in Bill 68: Additional Amendments Proposed by the Council for Ontario Construction Associations”, Practice Gems: Construction Lien Essentials, Law Society of Upper Canada, January 18, 2012
  • Co-Chair and Speaker, “Developing Your Practical Strategy to Address Critical Skilled Labour Challenges”, The Canadian Institute, 21st Annual Construction Superconference, December 7, 2011
  • Speaker, “Is the Modified CCDC 2 Lump-Sum Contract Out of Control? A Roundtable Discussion with All the Stakeholders”, Construct Canada 2011, December 1, 2011
  • Speaker, “The Rules of the Game: Structuring the Contract for Maximum Performance”, Construct Canada 2011, November 30, 2011
  • Speaker, “Bidding and Tendering: The Basic Principles” Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development CLE, November 22, 2011
  • Speaker, “Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive: The 25 Do’s and Don’ts” Ontario Bar Association, October 27, 2011
  • Speaker, “Prejudice Without Prejudice: Aecon Buildings v. Brampton” Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL) Conference, June 4, 2011
  • Speaker, “Minimizing Damages: Risk Management Lessons Learned from Construction Claims”, Federated Press, May 30, 2011
  • Moderator, “The Planning of the Pan/Parapan American Games and the Related Effect on Infrastructure Development”, MMPI Canada, Land & Development Conference, May 5, 2011
  • Speaker, “Update on the New CCDC Construction Management Contracts”, MPPI Canada, Construction Law Update, April 14, 2011
  • Speaker and Panellist, “Bidding Update: Non-compliance, Exclusion Clauses and the New Public Sector Bidding Rules”, Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA), 7th Construction Symposium 2011, Collingwood, March 31-April 2, 2011
  • Speaker, “Best Practices in Drafting to Minimize Public Construction Procurement Challenges and Disputes”, Infonex, Public Construction Procurement, November 16-17, 2010
  • Speaker, “Expediting a Project Closing: Inspecting, Dealing with and Litigating Deficiencies”, The Canadian Institute, 20th Annual Construction Superconference, November 15, 2010
  • Speaker and Faculty Member, Ontario General Contractors Association, Canadian Construction Documents Committee Seminar on New Construction Management Documents, November 3, 2010
  • Speaker, MMPI, Construction Law Primer, October 27, 2010
  • Speaker, York University, GS Law 6410 3.0 Construction Law Course, September 29, 2010
  • Speaker, “The Latest Developments in the Law of Procurement: Current Trends and Best Practices”, OAA, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, September 24, 2010
  • Speaker, Tercon Ottawa, CI, June 14, 2010
  • Participant, “Reflections on the Evolution of Fairness in Public Procurement”, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, May 25-30, 2010
  • Speaker, Federated Press, 4th Minimizing Construction Risk Course, May 17-18, 2010
  • Speaker, “Construction Lien Act”, Ontario Association of Architects, OAA 2010 Admission Course, May 7, 2010
  • Speaker, “Best Practices in Drafting to Minimize Public Construction Procurement Challenges and Disputes”, Infonex, Procurement Conference, Ottawa, April 27, 2010
  • Speaker, “Clarifying Differences Between RFPs and RFTs: Examining the Risks Involved in Misusing RFPs”, The Canadian Institute, 7th Annual Public Procurement Conference, January 21, 2010
  • Speaker, “Bidding & Tendering: What You Need to Know”, Construct Canada, December 2009
  • Speaker, “Bidding & Tendering: What the Courts Are Saying, and What You Need to Hear”, Construction Law Primers, October 2009
  • Speaker and Facilitator, “Liens, Mortgages and Insolvency”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Advanced Roundtable in Construction Law, September 2009
  • Speaker, “When Your RFP is Someone Else’s Bid: How to Avoid Making A Costly Mistake”, The Canadian Institute, Managing Risk at the Pre-Tender Stages of Your Construction Project, September 2009
  • “Let’s Sue the @#%$!” How to Make the Court System Work for You!”, Ontario General Contractors Association, Construction Symposium 2009, April 2009
  • Speaker, “The Kennedy Electric Case: It’s the Construction Lien Act, Stupid!”, 2009 OBA Annual Institute, Hot Topics in Construction Law, February 2009
  • Co-Chair, Osgoode Professional Development, The Intensive Course in Construction Law, and Speaker, “Bidding and Tendering: Strategies for Minimizing and Eliminating Risk”, January 2009
  • Speaker, “Tender Law: The Year in Review”, The Canadian Institute, 6th Annual Legal & Business Guide to Public Procurement, January 2009
  • Speaker, “Prevenient Arrangements: When Do They Apply in Lien Situations?”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Construction Lien Essentials, January 2009
  • Speaker, “Procurement Issues”, The Ontario Bar Association, Hot Topics in Construction Law for the Commercial Solicitor, November 2008
  • Speaker, “What’s New in the Law of Tendering?”, and “The New CCDC 2 – 2008: Key Changes, Key Clauses”, Construction Law Update, October 2008
  • Speaker and Facilitator, “The New CCDC 2 2008”, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Advanced Roundtable in Construction Law, September 2008
  • Co-Chair, The Canadian Institute, Managing Risk at the Pre-Tender Stages of Your Construction Project, September 2008
  • Speaker, “Recent Case Law Affecting Public Procurement”, The Canadian Institute, 4th Annual Lititgation Against the Crown Conference, June 2008
  • Lecturer, “The Construction Lien Act: Latest Developments in Liens and Trusts”, The Construction Institute (Toronto Construction Association), June 2008
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments in Bidding and Tendering”, Ontario General Contractors Association, Annual Symposium and Trade Show, April 2008
  • Co-Chair, Osgoode Professional Development, The Intensive Course in Construction Law, and Speaker, “Bidding and Tendering: Strategies for Minimizing and Eliminating Risk”, January 2008
  • Speaker, “The Latest on Standard Form Contracts and How to Modify Them”, Construct Canada, Construction Law Review, November 2007
  • Speaker, “Examining the Practical Implications of New Case Law and Regulations”, The Canadian Institute, 17th Annual Construction Superconference, November 2007
  • Speaker, “Preparing Bid Documents: How to Protect Your Client”, Ontario Bar Association, Hot Topics in Construction Law, November 2007
  • Speaker, “Bidding & Tendering: Foreseeing Issues before They Arise”, Construction Law Update, October 2007
  • Lecturer, “The Construction Lien Act: Latest Developments in Liens and Trusts”, The Construction Institute (Toronto Construction Association), April 2007
  • Speaker, “Construction Tendering vs. M & S Procurement: Latest Lessons to be Learned”, Ontario University Purchasing Management Association, Professional Development Day, March 2007
  • Speaker, “What’s New with the Construction Lien Act?”, presentation to the Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, November 2006
  • Speaker, “Successfully Navigating the Bidding and Tendering Minefield”, The Canadian Institute, 16th Annual Construction Superconference, November 2006
  • Speaker, “Pre-tender Planning: Foreseeing Problems Before They Arise “, Construction Law Primer: The Battles Before, Around and After the Contract, One Day Conference on Bidding & Tendering and Contracts, October 2006
  • Speaker, “Overcoming the Challenges of Resolving Bidding and Tendering Disputes”, The Canadian Institute, Litigating and Resolving Construction Disputes, September 2006
  • Speaker, “Legal Aspects of Avoiding Delay Claims”, Crossey Engineering Ltd. Seminar, How to Avoid and Tackle Delay Claims, May 2006
  • Speaker, “New Frontiers in the Law of Bidding and Tendering”, Ontario General Contractors Association, Construction Symposium, April 2006
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments in Tendering Law”, The Canadian Institute, Legal & Business Guide to Public Procurement for Purchasers, Vendors and their Legal Advisors, January 2006
  • Speaker, “Development in Bidding and Tendering”, The Canadian Institute, Legal & Business Guide to Public Procurement for Purchasers, Vendors and their Legal Advisors, January and June 2005 and January 2006
  • Speaker, “The Bidding and Tendering War: How to Survive It and How to Keep the Project From Falling Off the Rails Before It Starts”, The Canadian Institute, 15th Annual Construction Superconference, November 2005
  • Lecturer, “The Construction Lien Act: Latest Developments in Liens and Trusts”, The Construction Institute (Toronto Construction Association), November 2005
  • Speaker, “The Problem of Non-Compliant Bids”, Ontario Bar Association, Red Hot Construction Law, October 2005
  • Speaker, “Bidding and Tendering: Minimizing Risk”, Ontario General Contractors Association, Annual Symposium and Trade Show, April 2005
  • Speaker, “Project Delivery Methods: Is Construction Management Now the Preferred Option?”, Construct Canada 2004, Project Delivery & Smart Business Practices, December 2004
  • Speaker, “What Every Contractor and Owner Needs to Know About Bidding and Tendering: The Complete Guide”, Canadian Institute, 14th Annual Construction Superconference, December 2004
  • Lecturer, “Latest Developments in Construction Liens and Trusts”, The Construction Institute (Toronto Construction Association), November 2004
  • Chair, “Construction Law: Latest Developments in Health and Safety Liability”, Ontario Bar Association, October 2004
  • Speaker, “When is a Bid Not a Bid?”, LexisNexis, Construction Bidding and Tendering Seminar, June 2004
  • Speaker, “Understanding the Lien Act”, Ontario General Contractors Association, Symposium and Trade Show, April 2004
  • “Trust Claims and Other Effective Recovery Techniques”, Construct Canada 2003, Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Rewards: Construction Law Issues for Architects, Engineers and Contractors, December 2003
  • Speaker, “What’s New in Construction Law”, Ontario Bar Association, Operation Update 2003, October 2003
  • Speaker, “Procurement Polices: One Size Does Not Fit All”, The Canadian Institute, Creating Enforceable Municipal By-Laws, October 2003
  • Speaker, “Tips to the Owner in Negotiating Construction Contracts and Architectural Agreements”, International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference, March 2003
  • Co-Chair, “Building Code Reform: Bill 124 It’s Real, It’s Big, It’s Here!”, Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section, January 2003
  • “Proposal Call Process”, Lorman conference Public Construction Projects in Ontario: From Project Structuring To Implementation, November 2002
  • Chair, “Getting out of the Trenches: Using ADR in Construction”, ADR Institute of Canada, Essential ADR Seminar, October 2002
  • “The New Civil Works Contract CCDC 18-2001”, Law Society of Upper Canada, The Six-Minute Construction Lawyer, May 2002
  • “Preserving, Protecting and Enforcing Liens on the Difficult Project”, Canadian Institute, Construction Liens, March 2002
  • “And the Winner is . . . Fairness and the Privilege Clause in Awarding Contracts”, Canadian Institute, Bidding and Tendering, March 2002
  • “Do You Know What You Don’t Know?”, ADR Institute of Ontario, Construction Section, February 2002
  • Chair, OBA Continuing Legal Education, Construction Law 101 and Construction Law 301, December 2001
  • “A Matter of Trust”, Construct Canada 2001, Construction Law and Risk Management Update, November 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, “Procurement and Partnering”, Schulich School of Business, York University, Project Management Course, November 2001
  • “Timing is Everything”, OBA Continuing Legal Education, The Fundamentals of Construction Liens: What You Must Know, November 2001
  • “Hot Lien Calls”, CBAO Annual Institute, Hot Calls in Construction Law, February 2001
  • “You Can’t Take It With You Trust Obligations under the Construction Lien Act”, Construct Canada 2000, 2001: Construction Law Odyssey, November 2000
  • “What’s It All About? A Walk Though the Construction Lien Act”, EPIC Education Program Innovations Centre, Construction Law Course, May 2000
  • “Care to Dance? – The Obligations of Owners and Contractors in the Bidding Process”, The Toronto and Area Road Builders Association, February 2000
  • “. . . When is it over? Demystifying the Timing of Lien Rights”, The Toronto and Area Road Builders Association, February 2000
  • “Preparing for and Conducting Trials on Large Construction Claims”, CBAO Annual Institute, Construction Law: Towards 2001, January 2000
  • “When Is A Project Complete?”, Construct Canada 1999, Important Legal Issues As We Enter A New Century, December 1999
  • “Managing Floor Repair Projects: Construction Law Issues”, EPIC Education Program Innovations Centre, Managing Floor Repair Projects, November 1999
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