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Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP


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What the team is known for

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel is a premier construction boutique offering excellent bench strength with expertise pertaining to project development, claims and disputes, and construction arbitration. The group represents an enviable roster of municipalities, public authorities and international clients across public and private developments. The practice is frequently called upon as counsel across a range of sectors including energy, transport and public infrastructure. The firm is further distinguished for its work on the development of federal legislation. It has offices in Vancouver and Toronto.


"The team is focused on construction dispute resolution and provides a very high level of service," say clients, adding: "Their approach is based off of years of experience advising various actors in the construction sphere, which lends credibility to their advice."

Another interviewee noted: "As a team, their professionalism is unparalleled in the construction law silo."

Work highlights

A Singleton Reynolds team led by Bruce Reynolds and Jesse Gardner acted for Powertel and Aviva in negotiating the warranty services for the CAD1 billion construction of a wind farm intended to join the Henvey Inlet First Nation community to the Ontario power grid.

Notable practitioners

Benefiting from his technical background as an engineer, Helmut Johannsen is highly respected for his handling of dispute resolution as well as front-end matters in the construction space and is particularly active across Western and Northern Canada. Based in Vancouver from where he co-chairs the firm's international construction projects group, Johannsen is called to the Bar in both BC and the Yukon.
"Helmut Johannsen's experience and knowledge of construction and contract law is extensive, and his advice is always very practical."

Firm chair John Singleton QC is a pre-eminent Canadian construction lawyer who is highly reputed for his involvement in claims and disputes related to significant developments across Western Canada, earning further recognition for his skill in arbitration and mediation. He is based in Vancouver.
"John Singleton is a very experienced litigator who has resolved matters for many clients to their satisfaction." "He knows what is needed to be done and gets it done quickly."

Toronto-based firm co-managing partner Bruce Reynolds is renowned for his significant role in the development of federal legislation in the construction space, frequently assisting a number of public authorities and private entities across the energy, natural resources and infrastructure spaces.
"Bruce Reynolds provides a wealth of knowledge and experience and is exceptionally strong in providing experience-based advice as well as providing advice that is understandable to our broader group." "He is the strategic thinker and creator in the group."

Pre-eminent Toronto-based construction lawyer Sharon Vogel is highlighted for her prominent role in legislative developments, and has further practice expertise in handling disputes for a variety of municipal and private clients.
"Sharon Vogel is an experienced litigator in the construction field and is able to synthesise information quickly." "She takes that strategic vision and moulds it into something practical."

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Singleton Reynolds has long been recognized as one of the leading construction and infrastructure firms in Canada. Over half the lawyers in the firm focus on the area, and our team of practitioners, litigators, solicitors, and engineers draw on their extensive experience to serve our clients. 

We have designed risk management and loss control programs and have represented our clients at all levels of the Courts in Canada. We are experienced in structuring and creating P3s, including advising on tendering, procurement and risk management issues, and the wide variety of issues arising out of large construction and infrastructure projects. We also act as independent fairness monitors.

We assist clients with projects both nationally and internationally including large-scale infrastructure, institutional, industrial and commercial projects such as highways, railways, dams, tunnels, pipelines, mines, industrial facilities, schools and educational facilities, hospitals, manufacturing plants, commercial buildings, and condominiums.

Members of our team were co-counsel to the Ontario Government in the review of the Construction Lien Act, and were recently retained to co-lead a review of the federal prompt payment and adjudication initiative.


Berezowskyj, Stephen (Head of Department)

Vogel, Sharon (Head of Department)

Johannsen, Helmut

Reynolds, R Bruce

Singleton, John


Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP


925 West Georgia Street

Suite 1200


British Columbia


V6C 3L2

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Nationwide - Canada


Helmut Johannsen
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John Singleton QC
Band 1
R Bruce Reynolds
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Sharon Vogel
Band 1