Geza Banfai is a widely respected lawyer by the legal community and across the construction and infrastructure sector. Geza represents stakeholders at every level of the construction pyramid, including lenders and owners (public and private), general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and workers. He also works with design, architectural and engineering professionals as well as testing consultants. Gaza is recognized by Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of construction law.
Geza’s vast experience includes the preparation of domestic and international construction contracts, pre-bid, bid and project alliancing, the development of domestic and international joint venture and teaming agreements, and the negotiation and preparation of integrated team and public-private partnership (P3) contracts. He also provides advice on procurement issues, and representation on contract claims and disputes, construction liens, trust claims, lien priority disputes, bond claims, claims involving the negligence of design professionals, and occupational health and safety (OHSA) issues.
Known for providing practical and sound business advice, Geza is sought out by a variety of clients on diverse projects that include residential properties, nursing and retirement homes, retail and office commercial buildings, hospitality and gaming facilities, office / warehouse developments, manufacturing facilities, schools, theatres, power generating stations (nuclear, hydro, fossil, natural gas and wind power), pipelines, airports, automotive facilities, medical research facilities and hospitals.
Geza is a frequent presenter and prolific writer on a variety of construction and infrastructure-related issues. He was instrumental in establishing the Osgoode Construction Law Certificate Course conducted by Osgoode Professional Development (Osgoode Hall Law School) and serves as the program director for this highly successful program.