- Advocacy: Litigation And Dispute Resolution
- Environmental & Sustainable Development
- Government & Regulatory
- Natural Resources & Energy
- Property & Development
Jon’s practice is focused primarily on construction law and civil litigation. Jon currently provides advice to Owners, Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers in all aspects of construction law. Jon has experience in the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements, procurement matters, tendering issues, construction insurance issues and builders’ liens as well as providing advocacy services for mediations, arbitrations, regulatory proceedings and litigation.
Jon also provides general commercial litigation and dispute resolution services with respect to insurance, landlord and tenant and environmental matters.
EDUCATION: LLM, 2011 Osgoode Hall Law School
LLB, 2002 University of Manitoba
BA (Hons.), 1999 University of Winnipeg
CALL TO THE BAR: 2003
LEGAL TEACHINGS: Construction Law (Gold Seal Certified) - MB Heavy Construction Expo, March 2012
Sessional Lecturer, Legal Methods 2007 - 2010
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Chair of the Board of Directors, YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg Ltd.
Flooding and Force Majeure Clauses
In Manitoba, the start of spring after a long cold winter is traditionally a welcome event. However, in recent years, the start of spring has become synonymous with another, less welcome event: flood season. This spring, several areas of Manitoba are dealing with record high water levels and many areas of the Province have faced difficulties with flooding. For the construction industry, flooding and other adverse weather events may have severe impacts on project schedules and costs. If you’re faced with a situation where your work will be impacted by causes outside of your control, you will want to consult the force majeure provisions in your contract. Read more...
Lien Waivers – Can’t Do It, Don’t Try
In the past year, I’ve received more calls than ever about contracts with provisions that call for one or both parties to waive certain protections afforded to them under The Builders’ Liens Act (the "Act"). mandatory ADR process (including mediation, arbitration or any combination thereof) which would displace the Court’s role in a lien or trust claim is void. Read more...