Sharon Vogel is Co-Chair of the Construction and Infrastructure Law group of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP.
Her construction practice primarily involves construction disputes relating to large-scale infrastructure, industrial, and commercial projects including highways, railways, light rail, tunnels, pipelines, mines, industrial facilities, hospitals, manufacturing plants, treatment plants, commercial buildings and condominiums in various jurisdictions.
She specializes in the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes, including construction liens, breach of contract, breach of trust, delays, surety bonds, construction insurance, and architects’ and engineers’ errors and omissions. She also has extensive experience drafting construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
She has appeared at all levels of court, including the Ontario Superior Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Sharon acted as co-counsel for the Ontario Government in conducting a review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act and prepared a report, Striking the Balance: Expert Review of the Construction Lien Act. She and Bruce Reynolds then worked closely with the Ministry of the Attorney General in drafting The New Construction Act which included 98 out of the 101 recommendations presented in their report. This Act introduced prompt payment and adjudication.
She was also retained as co-counsel by the federal government to provide recommendations on prompt payment and adjudication, which included engaging with industry stakeholders across Canada. The movement towards prompt payment and adjudication is a significant public policy development for the construction industry.
She is ranked by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top five construction lawyers in the country and was named as one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer.
Last updated: Feb 2019