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Jeremy Rankin has a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus on construction, infrastructure and real estate disputes.

Jeremy represents owners, contractors and consultants in disputes concerning commercial, cost, delay and lien claims in both litigation and arbitration. He has assisted clients in resolving disputes relating to the construction of biomass plants, hydroelectric power stations, water treatment plants, and large residential and condominium developments. Jeremy also advises developers regarding disputes with contractors and purchasers of real property, and assists commercial landlords and tenants resolve leasing disputes.

Experienced in a broad range of litigation matters, Jeremy has also represented clients in franchise disputes, injunctions, jurisdictional challenges, enforcement of foreign judgments and letters rogatory, and a wide range of complex contractual disputes. Jeremy has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court and numerous arbitration tribunals.

Jeremy writes and presents regularly on developments in construction law matters and the Construction Act.



Speaking Engagements

Responses to Select Questions from the "The Impact of COVID- 19 on the Construction Industry: McMillan Answers Your Questions" Webinar

April 3, 2020

Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: McMillan Answers Your Questions

March 31, 2020

Presentation at the OGCA 11th Construction Symposium on Changes to the New Construction Act

April 12, 2019

Teaching Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor, ADZ School of Construction Management, George Brown College – Construction Contract Law Course

Media Mentions


Rankings & Recognition

  • JSD Tory Research and Writing Award

Education & Admissions

2016
Called to the Ontario bar
2015
JDOsgoode Hall Law School

Publications

Insights by Jeremy Rankin (16 Posts)

The Quick and Dirty on Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulations

Jan 25, 2021

A concise summary of Ontario's new excess soil regulation (O.Reg 406/19) and key takeaways for affected parties.

Can You Register A Builders Lien For Pre-Construction Services on a Cancelled Project? – Case Comment: Shelly Morris Business Services Ltd v Syncor Solutions Limited

Jan 6, 2021

Can You Register A Builders Lien For Pre-Construction Services on a Cancelled Project? – Case Comment: Shelly Morris Business Services Ltd v Syncor Solutions Limited

Construction through COVID-19 in Canada: A Guideline for what each Province and Territory is Doing

Jun 11, 2020

How each Province is managing the impact of COVID-19 by restricting construction activities, suspending litigation time periods and recommending H&S practices

Show Me the Money: Government of Ontario to Amend Emergency Order to Allow Release of Holdbacks

Apr 10, 2020

The emergency provision which had the unintended effect of preventing release of construction holdbacks is being reversed.

Project Management Amid COVID-19 – The Triage

Apr 8, 2020

Best practices for construction project management during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other force majeure circumstances.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: A Reference Guide to the Changed Landscape

Apr 3, 2020

Contractual clauses, Permits & Inspections, Health & Safety, Labour, Litigation, Arbitration & Court Procedures,
Limitation Periods, Liens & Holdbacks

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: McMillan Answers Your Questions

Mar 31, 2020

This webinar will unpack and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry and how these impacts can be best managed.

Defendants Beware: Courts May Be Hesitant to Dismiss Action for Delay even when Plaintiff Is the Major Contributor

Mar 4, 2020

Where defendants play even a small part in delaying an action from getting to trial, courts may be hesitant to dismiss a plaintiff's action for delay

Lost in Transition: Working Through the Silence Surrounding Leasehold Interests in the Construction Act’s Transition Provisions

Feb 27, 2020

Lost in Transition - Working through the Silence Surrounding Leasehold Interests in the Construction Act's Transition Provisions

Is Your Refrigerator Limitation Period Running? Maybe Not Where One Party Promises to Fix the Problem

Jan 7, 2020

Limitation periods will not run where a party assures another it will fix the problem between them, and that party reasonably relies on that assurance.

Stay Tuned: Ontario Proposes Sweeping Changes to Class Proceedings Act

Dec 16, 2019

The Ontario Government is proposing significant changes to the Class Proceedings Act that will address problems faced by parties over the last 30 years.

Judicial Review “Through the Looking Glass”: Issue-By-Issue Analysis

Feb 22, 2016

Judicial Review "Through the Looking Glass": Issue-By-Issue Analysis

Purchasing Your Next Piece of Property With an iPad May Have Just Become a Reality

Jan 15, 2016

Purchasing Your Next Piece of Property With an IPad May Have Just Become a Reality

Car Allowances: Not A Sacred Right

Dec 23, 2015

Car Allowances: Not A Sacred Right

New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management

Sep 9, 2015

New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management

Ontario Government Proposes Some “Strong” Changes to Workplace Laws

Aug 18, 2014

Ontario Government Proposes Some "Strong" Changes to Workplace Laws