Ontario’s top 10 construction law leaders

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Ontario Construction Report special feature

Ontario is home to a wide range of law firms specializing in construction law, boasting a plethora of unique approaches and strategies. In no particular order, please find below the top 10 construction industry law leaders.

Blaney McMurtry

This Toronto-based firm has been ranked as “elite” by Chambers Global, and is recognized as a top tier regional firm. They are a member of the Risk Management Counsel of Canada (RMC), enabling them to to provide their services to the risk management industry, and the Insurance Law Global (ILG),  team of insurance defence firms providing global service to independent firms across Europe and North America.

Borden Ladner Gervais

Borden Ladner Gervais holds the prestigious title of “largest full-service Canadian law firm” with over 700 lawyers delivering legal solutions and advice across more industry sectors than any other Canadian firm. They serve many businesses and institutions, serving all their legal needs, as thought leaders in both common and civil law systems. Their diversity and inclusiveness proudly reflects the multi-cultural communities in which they operate, and their ability to draw on a variety of perspectives is critical to their success. They also support many community initiatives including the BLG Reads to Kids Program.

Dooley Lucenti LLP

This Barrie practice has developed a leadership role in construction law, serving the Simcoe County region. For years Dooley Lucenti LLP has provided legal insight, seminars, and classes to the Barrie Construction Association, the Orillia and District Construction Association, and Georgian College. 

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Glaholt LLP

An impressive amount of Canada’s leading owners, developers, contractors, and engingeer firms are proudly represented by Glaholt; one of the country’s most esteemed construction law practices with a “solution oriented” and “industry-focused” attitude. Many of the firm’s lawyers and partners have been published in construction law pieces. Their strong reputation in surety bonds, letters of credit and insurance claim, and defence litigation has earned them Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV rating.

Goodmans LLP

Recognized internationally as a leading business law firm, Goodmans proudly touts their high energy, responsiveness, and determination required to deliver intelligent solutions with a “strategic entrepreneurial bent.” They are comprised of a team of approximately 200 lawyers and boast a vast range of both Canadian and international clients; from financial and government institutions to entrepreneurial businesses. They have a reputation for handling challenging problems for which they provide creative solutions.

Gowling WLG

Gowling has a strong presence in 18 cities all over the world with a team of over 1400 legal professionals and business support teams. They believe the best way to serve clients is to be in tune with their world, aligned with their opportunity and ambitions. Their global presence enables them to help their clients achieve access “wherever their business takes them.”

Miller Thomson LLP

Miller Thomson LLP proudly provides “on the ground” knowledge and insight into Canada’s economic sector with a talented team of over 550 lawyers in 60 areas. They are recognized as a leading Canadian national business law and litigation firm, experienced in a full range of services.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

This leading Canadian law firm boasts a “one firm” approach that ensures responsive, proactive, and practical legal solutions with a focus on the clients’ business needs. They have offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver, and New York, and serve a plethora of Canadian, American, and international clients with a team of more than 400 lawyers. They work in tandem with business’ changing goals and strategies, and work closely with clients to understand business needs and challenges. Their cutting-edge technology, transparent planning, non-traditional approaches results in reduced time and costs for their clients.

Singleton Reynolds

Singleton Reynolds touts a strong history in helping their Canadian and international clients with a variety of projects rooted in construction law. They are recognized for over 30 years of leadership in Canadian construction and infrastructure law, complimented with a flexible, personal, creative approach to service their clientele.

Weirfoulds LLP

Weirfoulds has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 regional firms in Ontario by Canadian Lawyer magazine, and has been included in Novae Res Urbis’ Annual Top 10 Development Law Firms in the GTA. Their strong client relationships, commitment to exceptional service, and first class legal services had brought them to the forefront of the Canadian legal profession. They are able to take on complex cases of many sizes with their talented team and litigation expertise


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