Ken practises solely in the area of construction law with an emphasis on claims and dispute management.
Certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario since 2002, Ken has provided legal counsel to owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and surety bonding companies for over 25 years.
Working together with other members of the firm, Ken provides clients with services that include: assistance with bidding, tendering and the RFP/RFQ process, contract review and negotiation, construction liens, claims for negligence, extended duration, delay and claims management including early detection and timely resolution of disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Ken regularly chairs and participates in the Law Society of Ontario’s Continuing Legal Education programs and speaks to industry groups including the Canadian Institute, EPIC, Infones and numerous Ontario Bar Association (OBA) programs on construction. He is past chair of the OBA’s Construction Law section and is a sessional lecturer for the University of Toronto’s Engineering Master’s Program on construction law and contract administration.
Prosecuted electrical contractor’s claim for $12-million at Kingston General Hospital.
Represented industrial building owner in claim against contractor for defective workmanship.
Represented material supplier in settlement of multi-party, multiple claim dispute arising from defective concrete.
Represented nuclear power generator in a mediated settlement of a $60-million claim by contractor on Steam Generator Replacement project.
Represented site servicing contractor in claim for extended schedule duration against a university.
Represented the principal electronic technology partner in the Highway 407 Consortium in connection with negotiations with the Ontario Government for the toll system supply agreement for Highway 407. This automated tolling system has since become the international standard for highway tolling technology.
Settled claim by contractor in respect of Gardiner Expressway deconstruction.