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.

    Awards

    • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
    • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
    • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in  Construction Law
    • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Construction Law
    • Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in  Construction Law
    Called to the Bar
    • Ontario (1995)
    Education
    • LL.B., Queen's University, 1993
    • B.A. (Hons.), York University, 1990
    Affiliations
    • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, New Fellow
    • The Law Society of Upper Canada - Specialist in Construction Law
    • The Advocates' Society
    • Ontario Bar Association Construction & Infrastructure Law Section

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaker, "Construction Law Update: The Latest Cases Affecting Your Projects", The Buildings Show, Toronto, November 28, 2018
    Speaker, "The Construction Act - Adjudication", Construction Act 2017 Commercial Acumen Workshop, Adjudico Inc., November 8, 2018
    Speaker, "Construction Bonding and Insurance: A Primer on Construction Risk Management", OBA/CBA, October 1, 2018
    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, "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, "Bill 142, Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 - Adjudication", Ontario General Contractors Association, Toronto, February 28, 2018
    Speaker, "The New Construction Act (Bill 142) Forum", WeirFoulds LLP and the Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, Toronto, ON, December 9, 2017

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