Laura Brazil is an accomplished litigation lawyer, known for her expertise in resolving construction, real estate, and complex commercial disputes. She has been lead counsel at all levels of court in Ontario and led teams in arbitrations and at the Ontario Energy Board. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Governance Committee for the Toronto Lawyers Association and an active committee member for the Canadian Association of Women in Construction.
An experienced construction lawyer, Laura acts for clients in delay and cost overrun claims. Her mandates include residential and commercial, transportation, infrastructure, university, first nations, hospital, energy, and other major construction projects. She frequently gives advice on disputes arising from P3 projects. Canada’s top construction law journals have published her work, including the Daily Commercial News, the Construction Law Letter, and On-Site Magazine.
Laura’s real estate litigation practice includes representing developers and landlords. Laura has successfully obtained court orders requiring one of Canada’s most well-known retailers to pay rent during COVID-19, removing certificates of pending litigation, and defending security for costs motions totaling over $1 million, among others.
Drawing on her experience in hard fought disputes, Laura is a resolute advocate for her commercial litigation clients. She regularly acts in injunctions, shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, employment and other commercial matters for businesses in a variety of industries.