Jeremy Rankin has a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus on construction, infrastructure and real estate disputes. Jeremy finds creative and practical solutions to his clients’ cases and is highly responsive. He cares deeply about the issues his clients are facing and makes his clients’ problems, his problems.
Jeremy is an executive member of McMillan’s National Construction Group. He represents stakeholders at every level of the construction pyramid, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers and consultants. Jeremy has acted on behalf of clients in disputes concerning cost overruns, interference, extras, delays, scope of work changes, holdback, COVID-19, bonds, liens and other construction impact claims in litigation, adjudication, mediation and arbitration. Jeremy also regularly advises developers regarding disputes with regulatory bodies and purchasers of real property, and assists landlords and tenants resolve commercial leasing disputes
Jeremy has helped clients resolve disputes relating to the construction of biomass plants, hydroelectric power stations, transformer stations, universities, medical facilities, hotels, food processing plants, water treatment plants, and large commercial, residential, and condominium developments.
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 represented clients in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court, the Licence Appeal Tribunal and numerous adjudicators and arbitration tribunals.
Jeremy writes and presents regularly on developments in construction law matters and the Construction Act.
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
How each Province is managing the impact of COVID-19 by restricting construction activities, suspending litigation time periods and recommending H&S practices
The emergency provision which had the unintended effect of preventing release of construction holdbacks is being reversed.
Best practices for construction project management during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other force majeure circumstances.
Contractual clauses, Permits & Inspections, Health & Safety, Labour, Litigation, Arbitration & Court Procedures,
Limitation Periods, Liens & Holdbacks
This webinar will unpack and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry and how these impacts can be best managed.
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
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.
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
Purchasing Your Next Piece of Property With an IPad May Have Just Become a Reality
New OSFI Guideline on Operational Risk Management
Ontario Government Proposes Some "Strong" Changes to Workplace Laws
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