Provided by Howard Wise
Partner. Specializes in construction law and commercial litigation. Acts for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and lenders in large construction disputes, including construction liens, contract, and negligence claims. Practice includes trial and appellate work, as well as mediation and arbitration of construction disputes. Also acted for owners and contractors in negotiating complex construction contracts including design build agreements and EPC contracts. Regularly retained to act in large multi-partied disputes, including acting for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, financiers and design professionals.
Recognized as a leading practitioner of construction law by Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers and the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure.
Author of the Manual of Construction Law published by Thomson Reuters and the co-author of Bristow, Glaholt, Reynolds and Wise on Construction, Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, the leading text in the area of construction lien law.
Frequent lecturer on construction law, including design-build contracts, bidding and tendering, and construction liens.
Howard Wise leads the firm's construction and infrastructure group out of Toronto and is highly accomplished in complex litigation and arbitration matters.
"Howard has an exceptionally strong legal mind." "He is an excellent lead counsel with deep construction litigation and trial experience." "Mr Wise is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. He has a great ability to handle complex disputes in a clear and concise manner and is very well respected."