Goodmans LLP

Construction Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Reputable construction practice well-versed in the handling of contentious and non-contentious matters. Frequently sought out by operators and contractors from the infrastructure and engineering sectors. The firm is noted for its strong advocacy in litigation and arbitration.

Strengths Impressed sources commend the firm's provision of "a refreshing balance of legal and practical strategic vision."

Work highlights Represented HB Construction in a claim against the owner and construction manager of a mine in New Brunswick, alleging breach of contract and negligence concerning the installation of mechanical systems.

Notable practitioners


Howard Wise
leads the firm's construction and infrastructure group. Highly accomplished in complex litigation and arbitration matters, he is described by sources as "a brilliant lawyer on major construction disputes," and they add: "He understands the practical methods of construction."


Joseph Cosentino
assists clients with the disputes process. Interviewees testify that "his abilities in relationship building are evident."He also advises on front-end construction matters.