Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
Finalist: 2019 WIN Outstanding Leader Award
Sharon Vogel is a Partner and Co-Chair of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP’s Construction and Infrastructure Law practice group. 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.