Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2015)
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Ottawa, 2014
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2011
Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Jeff Scorgie is a partner in the Construction Practice Group at WeirFoulds with a practice that focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on other “front end” aspects of construction projects.

Jeff assists his clients in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts and providing advice throughout the course of a project as disputes or issues arise. Jeff has experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting all manner of construction contracts including design-build, construction management, EPC, development, consulting and supply agreements. Jeff also routinely provides strategic advice on procurement, tendering and project structuring. His clients include public and private owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants.

Jeff gives back to the construction industry by providing his knowledge and insight as an instructor of the “Law and Construction Contracts” course at the School of Construction Management and Trades / School of Architectural Studies at George Brown College.

Before joining WeirFoulds, Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts (specializing in Political Science) from the University of Toronto in 2011. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2014.

Experience

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch as an upcoming leading practitioner in Construction Law

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch as an upcoming leading practitioner in Construction Law

Jeff Scorgie is a partner in the Construction Practice Group at WeirFoulds with a practice that focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on other “front end” aspects of construction projects.

Jeff assists his clients in reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts and providing advice throughout the course of a project as disputes or issues arise. Jeff has experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting all manner of construction contracts including design-build, construction management, EPC, development, consulting and supply agreements. Jeff also routinely provides strategic advice on procurement, tendering and project structuring. His clients include public and private owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants.

Jeff gives back to the construction industry by providing his knowledge and insight as an instructor of the “Law and Construction Contracts” course at the School of Construction Management and Trades / School of Architectural Studies at George Brown College.

Before joining WeirFoulds, Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts (specializing in Political Science) from the University of Toronto in 2011. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2014.

Experience

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch as an upcoming leading practitioner in Construction Law

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch as an upcoming leading practitioner in Construction Law

Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2015)
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Ottawa, 2014
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2011
Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
Upcoming Event
Apr 4 2024

Architects and Prompt Payment – Ontario Association of Architects

Partner Jeff Scorgie will present Architects and Prompt Payment (Under the Ontario Construction Act): How Does This Affect Your Practice?, a webinar that will be hosted by the Ontario Association of Architects on Thursday, April 4th, 2024.

Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, “Architects and Prompt Payment (Under the Ontario Construction Act): How Does This Affect Your Practice?”, Ontario Association of Architects, Online, April 4, 2024
  • Instructor, “Decoding the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act: Adjudication”, Canadian Construction Association, Online, February 15, 2024
  • Instructor, “Decoding the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act: Prompt Payment”, Canadian Construction Association, Online, February 1, 2024
  • Co-Host, “Tools for Success: A Construction Webinar Series – Season 6”, WeirFoulds, Online, October 5 to November 30, 2023
  • Speaker (with Michael Swartz), “Hierarchy of Precedence Construction Contracts”, Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada 2023 National Convention, Toronto, ON, June 10, 2023
  • Speaker, “Ontario’s Excess Soils Regulation and Contaminated Sites”, CANECT 2023, Vaughn, ON, May 10, 2023
  • Speaker (with Michael Swartz), “Top 10 Red Flags to Look for When Bidding on or Negotiating Construction Contracts”, Kingston Construction Association, Kingston, ON, April 11, 2023
  • Speaker, “Coffee with Counsel”, Ontario Public Buyers Association, Online, April 12, 2023
  • Co-Host, “Tools for Success: A Construction Webinar Series – Season 5”, WeirFoulds, Online, March 9 to May 4, 2023
  • Speaker, “Construction Law Update: Legal Realities for Today and Tomorrow”, The Buildings Show, November 30, 2022
  • Speaker, “Ontario’s New Excess Soils Regulations and Contaminated Sites”, CANECT, November 16, 2022
  • Co-Host, “Tools for Success: A Construction Webinar Series – Season 4”, WeirFoulds, Online, September 29 to November 10, 2022
  • Co-Speaker (with Krista Chaytor), “A Conversation About Contracts – Emerging Trends and Challenges”, EACC Annual General Meeting & Conference, May 26, 2022
  • Speaker, “Municipal Infrastructure Projects Update,” WeirFoulds, Online, April 25, 2022
  • Co-Speaker (with Krista Chaytor), “New CCA 1-2021 Stipulated Price Subcontract & Best Practices: What you need to know”, Webinar, Barrie Construction Association, March 24, 2022
  • Co-Host, “Tools for Success: A Construction Webinar Series – Season 3”, WeirFoulds, Online, March 10 to April 28, 2022
  • Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), “New CCA 1-2021 Stipulated Price Subcontract & Best Practices: What you need to know”, Webinar, Link2Build, March 23, 2022
  • Speaker, “The Construction Record – Episode 122: Surety and Bonding Part 3 Rapid Fire Edition”, Construct Canada, Online, June 4, 2021
  • Speaker, “Excess Soils Regulation 406/19 Webinar”, Ontario Public Buyers Association, Online, June 3, 2021
  • Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), ” New CCDC 2 – Stipulated Price Contract & Contract Best Practices: What you need to know”, Webinar, Kingston Construction Association, March 10, 2021
  • Co-Host, “Tools for Success: A Construction Webinar Series”, WeirFoulds, Online, April 1-June 10, 2021
  • Panelist, “Digging In: Three Months Later… Ontario’s New Regulation for Excess Soil (Part 2)”, WeirFoulds LLP, Online, March 25, 2021
  • Speaker, “Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulation: What You Need to Know “, CANECT, Online, February 25, 2021
  • Panelist, “Digging In: Ontario’s New Regulation for Excess Soil (Part 1)”, WeirFoulds LLP, Online, January 14, 2021
  • Speaker, “Everything You Need to Know About the New CCDC 2 Contract”, FCA Insurance Brokers, Online, January 27, 2021
  • Co-Speaker (with Michael Swartz), “Identifying & Managing Risk in Construction Documents with the New Construction Law Act”, Presentation Delivered to a Private Institution, May 1, 2019
  • Speaker, Muskoka Builders Association, Education Session, Bracebridge, January 30, 2019
  • Instructor, “Law and Construction Contracts“, George Brown College, School of Construction Management and Trades / School of Architectural Studies, 2015 to Present
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