Jason J. Annibale 

National Co-Chair Construction
Toronto  t: 416.865.7912  |  e: jason.annibale@mcmillan.ca

Jason J. Annibale

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7912
e: jason.annibale@mcmillan.ca

overview

Jason is a partner in McMillan's Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Group specializing in the P3, construction, and real estate industries. He is the National Co-Chair, Construction and a member of the firm's Professional Services Committee.

Jason has acted in the most complex construction disputes and sophisticated commercial transactions. He has assisted authorities, special purpose vehicles, and owners in resolving construction delay and cost overrun disputes involving changed site conditions, severe weather, contract changes, allegations of owner interference, protest actions, and increased financing costs in respect of underwater tunnels, biomass plants, prisons, hospitals, highways, service stations, electrical power stations and other infrastructure. Jason has resolved a dispute involving the correct calculation of a refinancing gain of an asset constructed through the P3 model and represented an international energy company with the purchase of construction projects and related assets in the context of one of Canada's largest ever construction bankruptcies.

Jason has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and is seasoned arbitration counsel.  In 2019, he was recognized by Lexpert/ROB Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers and one of Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Jason has also been recognized by his peers in both the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the area of Construction Law and in Who's Who Legal: Construction – Future Leaders.  He has been elected to the Ontario Bar Association's Construction and Infrastructure Law Section Executive three times and was the Executive's Co-Chair Program Coordinator.

Jason is the author of the chapter on Dispute Resolution in the text by Timothy J. Murphy, Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law Policy and Value for Money and the co-author of the chapter on Construction Delivery Methods in McMillan's "soup-to-nuts" consideration of the construction process, Construction Law in Canada. He regularly speaks on Ontario's Construction Act and managing risk and dispute resolution in the P3, construction and real estate contexts.  Jason is also the co-chair for some of Osgoode Hall’s premier construction programs, including the full week Construction Law Certificate program, the Construction Liens under the Construction Act program, and the Construction Delay and Impact Claims program.

Representative Matters

  • Defeated over 20 cost overrun and delay claims forwarded by an international engineering contractor totaling over $300 million for alleged owner interference and changes and were awarded all liquidated damages sought in the amount of $37 million and a costs award of almost $8 million on behalf of our owner-clients in relation to the construction of two biomass plants.  Simultaneous language translation was used for approximately one-third of the 25 witnesses. There were almost 100,000 productions, 47 witness statements, 11 expert reports, over 1,000 pages of opening and closing statements with almost 5,000 hyperlinked records, one jurisdictional and three procedural motions, and a 200-page arbitration decision. 
  • Resolved at formal mediation the cost overrun and delay claims of over $12 million from the special purpose vehicle, general contractor, and tunneling subcontractor against an authority in respect of a P3 asset. The dispute involved numerous alleged changed site conditions (including soil and rock quality issues, water ingress and pressure, ground contamination, and obstructions), severe weather, protest actions, an electrical shut down, and increased financing costs. 
  • Defended a public utility company against the approximately $70 million cost overrun and delay claims of the Canadian subsidiary of an international general contracting company in CCAA proceedings and pursued a liquidated damages and related loss claim in the approximate amount of $40 million in relation to the over $200 million construction of an underground transformer station.
  • Secured an arbitration victory for an authority against a special purpose vehicle respecting the correct calculation of a refinancing gain and the resulting monies properly payable to the authority in respect of a P3 asset. The authority was further successful in defeating the special purpose vehicle’s allegations of dishonesty and bad faith.
  • Represented the special purpose vehicle through the maintenance period of a federally regulated building asset in relation to a dispute amongst the maintenance provider, the construction contractor, and the authority for responsibility for a service failure and resulting deductions from payments otherwise due to the maintenance provider. The service provider claimed that the building asset failed to reach required performance levels due to faulty construction, while the construction contractor countered that deficient specifications provided by the authority resulted in the building asset’s underperformance. 
  • Provided dispute resolution and claim evaluation advice to a special purpose vehicle in relation to delay, cost overrun, and land contamination claims valued at approximately $60 million in respect of a rail transportation facility constructed through a P3 model.
  • Settled a complex construction lien and trust matter involving the construction of an affordable condominium development on behalf of the owner-developer.  There were over 20 separate lien and trust actions, including a negligence claim against the owner-developer’s former lawyers, and over $3 million in claims being made by the general contractor and the subtrades.
  • Construction counsel to an international energy company on its purchase of numerous construction projects and related assets across Canada arising out of the Comstock bankruptcy proceeding, one of the largest construction bankruptcies in Canadian history.
  • Represented a Canadian bank in relation to the complex re-financing of the construction of an Alzheimer’s disease care facility.  The representation included the registration of various construction lien postponements and the defence against several construction lien actions and related priority claims of the general contractor and various subcontractors.
  • Defended a Crown corporation's competitive bid selection process in relation to the construction of a world-class aquarium against allegations of unfairness, conflict of interest and bad faith.
  • Defended a Crown agent against numerous lien claimants in a complex, multi-party suit in relation to two large development projects respecting the construction of a court house and a government office building housing tribunal hearing rooms.
  • Defended the North American consulting arm of an international automotive manufacturer against numerous lien claimants and obtained judgment on a cross-claim against a design builder in relation to the negligent design, manufacture, and installation of recuperative thermal oxidizer systems supporting a paint line for a body and bumper manufacturing plant.
  • Secured payment in full and legal costs together totalling over $1.2 million for mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services in support of the construction of an Ontario hospital through simultaneously forwarding a construction lien claim against the prime consultant and hospital and a construction trust claim against the prime consultant and its principals in their personal capacities.
  • Obtained an order discharging a certificate of pending litigation registered against the old Christie Bakery manufacturing plant and defeated the subsequent motion to stay the discharge order pending the hearing of the appeal on the basis that the appeal raised no "serious issue".
  • Obtained an order for security for costs on the (rarely granted) substantial indemnity basis in an amount over $300,000 against an appellant purchaser of property.
  • Settled claims of a special purpose entity against the authority in relation to a delay in handover of certain sites and lost profits in relation to numerous transportation-related assets across Ontario under a single P3 model. 
  • Provided advice to a consortium of insurance and bonding companies on the enforceability of a demand bond instrument to be used in a P3 context as an alternative to letters of credit.
  • Defended an international furniture manufacturing commercial landlord against a tenant's allegations of loss of business resulting from expansion of shopping centre and parking facilities.
  • Represented an international energy corporation in a product liability claim respecting the premature disintegration of piping product in a geothermal loop system.
  • Defended a truss component designer from a series of complex, multi-party design defect and negligence claims respecting the collapse of barn roofing systems across southern Ontario.
  • Represented a national gaming and entertainment company in a product liability claim respecting complex and numerous roof-top heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units servicing gaming floor areas.
  • Defended a First Nation consultation process performed by a Crown agent on behalf of the Government of Ontario.
  • Represented an educational institution in a matter involving the custody and handling of aboriginal remains.

Presentations

(Upcoming) Successfully Litigating Delay and Impact Claims
5th Annual Conference on Managing Risk in Construction Contracts and Projects
(Upcoming) The Legal Context of Construction Project Delay and Impact Claims
Advanced Construction Issues:
Construction Project Delay & Impact Claims
(Upcoming) Advanced Construction Issues:
Construction Project Delay & Impact Claims
(Upcoming) Construction Liens Under Ontario's New: Construction Act
Strategies for Navigating the New Regime
How to Succeed in Dispute Resolution
The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development
Dispute Resolution in P3 Projects Panel Discussion
Changes to the Construction Lien Act
Contracts, Consultants, and an Emerging Landscape: What you need to know
ADRIC 2016: ADR Canada's Annual National Conference: Reflections and Innovations
The Unique World of Construction Law Arbitrations and Mediations, Ontario Bar Association
Recoverable Damages for Breach of Lease
Lease Remedies 101: Navigating Your Options
Aboriginal Law - The Legal Landscape and Application
Fundamentals of Construction Law
Civil Court Proceedings and the Enforcement of Orders - A Primer
Certificates of Substantial Performance, the Open for Business Act, and how the Construction Lien Act affects Condo Developers
De-Mystifying the Construction Lien Act - A Lender's Perspective
De-Mystifying the Construction Lien Act - A Lender's Perspective
Effectively Structuring and Managing Design-Build Projects
The ‘Discovery' and Management of Aboriginal Remains
Construction Contracts and Delivery Methods, Managing Risk, Disputes, and the Construction Lien Act
First Nations Consultation and the role of Archaeologists within the Legal Framework
The Significance of Hiawatha First Nation v. Ontario (Minister of the Environment), [2007] 2 C.N.L.R. 186

Publications

Performance Bonds: What Project Finance Lenders Should Know
Think twice before obtaining a labour and material payment bond – new liability for an old security
Change is Coming to Ontario's Construction Lien Act – What Do You Need to Know for 2018?
Out with the old and in with the new: transitioning from Ontario's old Construction Lien Act to the new Construction Act
Winter is coming – and so is Ontario's New Construction Act
Not as unconscionable as some might think: Court of Appeal orders purchaser to forfeit deposit after failing to close real estate deal
Rolling Liability for Continuous Breaches of Commercial Leases
Subcontractors May Unknowingly Lack General Lien Rights
Court affirms right of Province to "Take up" Treaty Lands – Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources)
Business Interests Working Through Parts Of Canada's Identity: Aboriginal Law And Federalism
Decisions, decisions – faced with non-payment, contractors must pursue the right claim and remedy
Sloppy accounting costs developer - Construction Lien Act protects parties down the chain
Aboriginal claims – another layer of complexity and risk for the construction industry
"Pay me now, or pay me later" – The risks of poor payment and accounting practices
'Open for Business' spells important changes for condo developers and the construction industry
aboriginal treaties are not "complete codes" – Supreme Court confirms duty to consult independent of treaty obligations (part II of II)
limitation periods where 'discoverability' at issue can now be determined at summary judgment
A little certainty for an uncertain process – Supreme Court confirms duty to consult not triggered or informed by adverse impacts from past actions (part I of II)1
disclosure exposure? only where condo developers misstate or omit material details in disclosure statements
No holds barred: absolute privilege for judicial proceedings
Supreme Court finds coverage for construction defect claim
Chinese Drywall - Construction Products Claims and Coverage Issues
Chinese Drywall – Construction Products Claims and Coverage Issues
Judicial Review - Another Weapon to Challenge Government Tendering Decisions?
Construction Law in Canada
Trust Me! – Ontario Court of Appeal expands pool of trust beneficiaries under the Construction Lien Act
Exposing the Mess Swept Under the Rug: Supreme Court of Canada Orders Damages for Breach of Tendering Contract
What is the duty to consult, anyway, and why is it important?
The Lien Clock Doesn't Tick Forever
What to do as an Owner when Liens Arise and the Construction Lien Act
Toronto lawyers unveil design-build project guide
Effectively Structuring and Managing Design-Build Projects

News

McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Special Report on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
McMillan Lawyers Recognized in 2019 Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers
60 McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan LLP and Level / Égaliser team up to host Aboriginal youth and lawyers in day of education and inspiration
Jason Annibale identifies that the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario clarifies First Nation land issues
McMillan welcomes five new partners to the partnership
Four McMillan Bulletins selected for inclusion in Terralex Connections

Education

  • McGill University, LLB (Distinction) - 2000
  • Queen's University, BA Honours (First Class Honours) - 1997
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Construction Law Certificate - 2015

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2002

Practices

litigation
dispute resolution
construction
public-private partnerships
commercial real estate
aboriginal law
construction litigation

Industries

construction
infrastructure
commercial real estate
energy
mining

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Ontario General Contractors Association, Associate Partner Member
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure Law 
  • Advocates' Society

Community Involvement

  • St. Michael’s College School – Enhanced Law Program Alumni Faculty Lead and Coordinator 
  • St. Michael's College School – Alumni Association Director 
  • St. Michael’s College School – Career Day Speaker and Mentor
  • North Toronto Soccer Club – House League Coach (2015)
  • North Toronto Soccer Club – Nitros Volunteer Competitive Assistant Coach (2016)

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Infrastructure – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Infrastructure lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Energy – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Energy lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Who's Who Legal: Construction - Future Leaders 2019
  • McMillan Leadership in Mentoring Award - 2010

Media Mentions

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Jason is a partner in McMillan's Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Group specializing in the P3, construction, and real estate industries. He is the National Co-Chair, Construction and a member of the firm's Professional Services Committee.

Jason has acted in the most complex construction disputes and sophisticated commercial transactions. He has assisted authorities, special purpose vehicles, and owners in resolving construction delay and cost overrun disputes involving changed site conditions, severe weather, contract changes, allegations of owner interference, protest actions, and increased financing costs in respect of underwater tunnels, biomass plants, prisons, hospitals, highways, service stations, electrical power stations and other infrastructure. Jason has resolved a dispute involving the correct calculation of a refinancing gain of an asset constructed through the P3 model and represented an international energy company with the purchase of construction projects and related assets in the context of one of Canada's largest ever construction bankruptcies.

Jason has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and is seasoned arbitration counsel.  In 2019, he was recognized by Lexpert/ROB Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers and one of Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Jason has also been recognized by his peers in both the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the area of Construction Law and in Who's Who Legal: Construction – Future Leaders.  He has been elected to the Ontario Bar Association's Construction and Infrastructure Law Section Executive three times and was the Executive's Co-Chair Program Coordinator.

Jason is the author of the chapter on Dispute Resolution in the text by Timothy J. Murphy, Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law Policy and Value for Money and the co-author of the chapter on Construction Delivery Methods in McMillan's "soup-to-nuts" consideration of the construction process, Construction Law in Canada. He regularly speaks on Ontario's Construction Act and managing risk and dispute resolution in the P3, construction and real estate contexts.  Jason is also the co-chair for some of Osgoode Hall’s premier construction programs, including the full week Construction Law Certificate program, the Construction Liens under the Construction Act program, and the Construction Delay and Impact Claims program.

  • Defeated over 20 cost overrun and delay claims forwarded by an international engineering contractor totaling over $300 million for alleged owner interference and changes and were awarded all liquidated damages sought in the amount of $37 million and a costs award of almost $8 million on behalf of our owner-clients in relation to the construction of two biomass plants.  Simultaneous language translation was used for approximately one-third of the 25 witnesses. There were almost 100,000 productions, 47 witness statements, 11 expert reports, over 1,000 pages of opening and closing statements with almost 5,000 hyperlinked records, one jurisdictional and three procedural motions, and a 200-page arbitration decision. 
  • Resolved at formal mediation the cost overrun and delay claims of over $12 million from the special purpose vehicle, general contractor, and tunneling subcontractor against an authority in respect of a P3 asset. The dispute involved numerous alleged changed site conditions (including soil and rock quality issues, water ingress and pressure, ground contamination, and obstructions), severe weather, protest actions, an electrical shut down, and increased financing costs. 
  • Defended a public utility company against the approximately $70 million cost overrun and delay claims of the Canadian subsidiary of an international general contracting company in CCAA proceedings and pursued a liquidated damages and related loss claim in the approximate amount of $40 million in relation to the over $200 million construction of an underground transformer station.
  • Secured an arbitration victory for an authority against a special purpose vehicle respecting the correct calculation of a refinancing gain and the resulting monies properly payable to the authority in respect of a P3 asset. The authority was further successful in defeating the special purpose vehicle’s allegations of dishonesty and bad faith.
  • Represented the special purpose vehicle through the maintenance period of a federally regulated building asset in relation to a dispute amongst the maintenance provider, the construction contractor, and the authority for responsibility for a service failure and resulting deductions from payments otherwise due to the maintenance provider. The service provider claimed that the building asset failed to reach required performance levels due to faulty construction, while the construction contractor countered that deficient specifications provided by the authority resulted in the building asset’s underperformance. 
  • Provided dispute resolution and claim evaluation advice to a special purpose vehicle in relation to delay, cost overrun, and land contamination claims valued at approximately $60 million in respect of a rail transportation facility constructed through a P3 model.
  • Settled a complex construction lien and trust matter involving the construction of an affordable condominium development on behalf of the owner-developer.  There were over 20 separate lien and trust actions, including a negligence claim against the owner-developer’s former lawyers, and over $3 million in claims being made by the general contractor and the subtrades.
  • Construction counsel to an international energy company on its purchase of numerous construction projects and related assets across Canada arising out of the Comstock bankruptcy proceeding, one of the largest construction bankruptcies in Canadian history.
  • Represented a Canadian bank in relation to the complex re-financing of the construction of an Alzheimer’s disease care facility.  The representation included the registration of various construction lien postponements and the defence against several construction lien actions and related priority claims of the general contractor and various subcontractors.
  • Defended a Crown corporation's competitive bid selection process in relation to the construction of a world-class aquarium against allegations of unfairness, conflict of interest and bad faith.
  • Defended a Crown agent against numerous lien claimants in a complex, multi-party suit in relation to two large development projects respecting the construction of a court house and a government office building housing tribunal hearing rooms.
  • Defended the North American consulting arm of an international automotive manufacturer against numerous lien claimants and obtained judgment on a cross-claim against a design builder in relation to the negligent design, manufacture, and installation of recuperative thermal oxidizer systems supporting a paint line for a body and bumper manufacturing plant.
  • Secured payment in full and legal costs together totalling over $1.2 million for mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services in support of the construction of an Ontario hospital through simultaneously forwarding a construction lien claim against the prime consultant and hospital and a construction trust claim against the prime consultant and its principals in their personal capacities.
  • Obtained an order discharging a certificate of pending litigation registered against the old Christie Bakery manufacturing plant and defeated the subsequent motion to stay the discharge order pending the hearing of the appeal on the basis that the appeal raised no "serious issue".
  • Obtained an order for security for costs on the (rarely granted) substantial indemnity basis in an amount over $300,000 against an appellant purchaser of property.
  • Settled claims of a special purpose entity against the authority in relation to a delay in handover of certain sites and lost profits in relation to numerous transportation-related assets across Ontario under a single P3 model. 
  • Provided advice to a consortium of insurance and bonding companies on the enforceability of a demand bond instrument to be used in a P3 context as an alternative to letters of credit.
  • Defended an international furniture manufacturing commercial landlord against a tenant's allegations of loss of business resulting from expansion of shopping centre and parking facilities.
  • Represented an international energy corporation in a product liability claim respecting the premature disintegration of piping product in a geothermal loop system.
  • Defended a truss component designer from a series of complex, multi-party design defect and negligence claims respecting the collapse of barn roofing systems across southern Ontario.
  • Represented a national gaming and entertainment company in a product liability claim respecting complex and numerous roof-top heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units servicing gaming floor areas.
  • Defended a First Nation consultation process performed by a Crown agent on behalf of the Government of Ontario.
  • Represented an educational institution in a matter involving the custody and handling of aboriginal remains.
October 2019
It's Time You Got Paid - Promptly

The Generals

May 2019
Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law Policy and Value for Money

Contributing Author, Book, published by LexisNexis

February 2019
Performance Bonds: What Project Finance Lenders Should Know

Financial Services Bulletin

December 2017
Winter is coming – and so is Ontario's New Construction Act

Construction Law Bulletin

October 2016
Dispute Resolution in a P3 Context

Ontario Bar Association - The Unique World of Construction Law Arbitrations and Mediations

September 2011
Sloppy accounting costs developer - Construction Lien Act protects parties down the chain

Property Management Report - July /August 2011

July 2011
Aboriginal claims – another layer of complexity and risk for the construction industry

Construction and Aboriginal Law Bulletin
also published in TerraLex Connections enewsletter

January 2011
'Open for Business' spells important changes for condo developers and the construction industry

Construction and Commercial Real Estate Bulletin

October 2010
Supreme Court finds coverage for construction defect claim

Construction Litigation Bulletin

August 2010
Chinese Drywall - Construction Products Claims and Coverage Issues

CCH: British Columbia Real Estate Law Developments

May 2010
Judicial Review - Another Weapon to Challenge Government Tendering Decisions?

Projects and Construction Litigation Bulletin

May 2010
Construction Law in Canada

Contributing Author, Book, published by LexisNexis

January 2010
The Lien Clock Doesn't Tick Forever

Construction Litigation Bulletin

December 2009
What to do as an Owner when Liens Arise and the Construction Lien Act

Infrastructure Ontario at a 2009 meeting of its Vice Presidents, Counsel, and Project Managers

December 2009
Toronto lawyers unveil design-build project guide

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record

November 2009
Effectively Structuring and Managing Design-Build Projects
March 31, 2020
(Upcoming) Successfully Litigating Delay and Impact Claims
5th Annual Conference on Managing Risk in Construction Contracts and Projects
The Canadian Institute
Speaker
March 30, 2020
(Upcoming) The Legal Context of Construction Project Delay and Impact Claims
Advanced Construction Issues:
Construction Project Delay & Impact Claims
Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development
Co-Speaker with Andrea Lee
March 30, 2020
(Upcoming) Advanced Construction Issues:
Construction Project Delay & Impact Claims
Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development
Co-Program Chair with Andrea Lee
February 20, 2020
(Upcoming) Construction Liens Under Ontario's New: Construction Act
Strategies for Navigating the New Regime
Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development
Co-Program Chair with Sandra Astolfo
November 15, 2019
How to Succeed in Dispute Resolution
The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development
Speaker
November 11, 2019
The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law
Osgoode Hall Law School – Professional Development
Co-Program Director with Geza Banfai and Howard Krupat
April 12, 2019
Adjudication under the New Construction Act
Ontario General Contractors Association Symposium
Panelist with Bruce Reynolds, Glenn Ackerley, and Andrew Heal
April 11, 2019
Ontario's New Construction Act
McMillan Construction Counsel Series
November 2018
Dispute Resolution in P3 Projects Panel Discussion
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships 2018 Conference
February 2018
Changes to the Construction Lien Act
The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer
The Law Society of Ontario
September 2017
Contracts, Consultants, and an Emerging Landscape: What you need to know
Ontario Bar Association
Co-Chair
October 2016
ADRIC 2016: ADR Canada's Annual National Conference: Reflections and Innovations
"Med-Arb: Marriage of Opposites"
October 2016
The Unique World of Construction Law Arbitrations and Mediations, Ontario Bar Association
"Arbitrations and P3 Projects: Unique Considerations"
Co-Chair & Speaker
February 2016
Recoverable Damages for Breach of Lease
The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer
The Law Society of Upper Canada
September 2015
Lease Remedies 101: Navigating Your Options
McMillan Corporate Counsel Series
March 2012
Aboriginal Law - The Legal Landscape and Application
Presented to the Legal Group of Infrastructure Ontario
December 2011
Fundamentals of Construction Law
2011 21st Annual Construction Super Conference, The Canadian Institute
April 2011
Civil Court Proceedings and the Enforcement of Orders - A Primer
Presented to directors, executive team, and in-house legal of Teranet Inc.
April 2011
Certificates of Substantial Performance, the Open for Business Act, and how the Construction Lien Act affects Condo Developers
Presented to in-house legal and project managers of Monarch Corporation
March 2011
De-Mystifying the Construction Lien Act - A Lender's Perspective
Presented to in-house legal and construction and building finance account managers of Royal Bank of Canada
February 2011
De-Mystifying the Construction Lien Act - A Lender's Perspective
Presented to commercial construction and building finance directors of the Bank of Nova Scotia
November 2009
Effectively Structuring and Managing Design-Build Projects
19th Annual Construction SuperConference, The Canadian Institute
October 2009
The ‘Discovery' and Management of Aboriginal Remains
2009 Insight Aboriginal Law Conference
May 2009
Construction Contracts and Delivery Methods, Managing Risk, Disputes, and the Construction Lien Act
2009 Annual Conference of the Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators (OAPPA)
Fall 2008
First Nations Consultation and the role of Archaeologists within the Legal Framework
2008 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association
Fall 2008
The Significance of Hiawatha First Nation v. Ontario (Minister of the Environment), [2007] 2 C.N.L.R. 186
First Nations Circle