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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)

Featured Insight

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

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

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Jan 25, 2021
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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

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

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Jan 6, 2021
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Construction through COVID-19 in Canada: A Guideline for what each Province and Territory is Doing

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

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Jun 11, 2020
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Show Me the Money: Government of Ontario to Amend Emergency Order to Allow Release of Holdbacks

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

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Apr 10, 2020
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Project Management Amid COVID-19 – The Triage

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

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Apr 8, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: A Reference Guide to the Changed Landscape

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

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Apr 3, 2020
Featured Insight

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

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

Mar 31, 2020
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Defendants Beware: Courts May Be Hesitant to Dismiss Action for Delay even when Plaintiff Is the Major Contributor

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

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Mar 4, 2020
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Lost in Transition: Working Through the Silence Surrounding Leasehold Interests in the Construction Act’s Transition Provisions

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

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Feb 27, 2020
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Is Your Refrigerator Limitation Period Running? Maybe Not Where One Party Promises to Fix the Problem

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.

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Jan 7, 2020
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Stay Tuned: Ontario Proposes Sweeping Changes to Class Proceedings Act

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2016
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Purchasing Your Next Piece of Property With an iPad May Have Just Become a Reality

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

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Jan 15, 2016
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Car Allowances: Not A Sacred Right

Car Allowances: Not A Sacred Right

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Dec 23, 2015
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New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management

New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management

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Sep 9, 2015
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Ontario Government Proposes Some “Strong” Changes to Workplace Laws

Ontario Government Proposes Some "Strong" Changes to Workplace Laws

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Aug 18, 2014