Paul V. Stocco

Partner, Brownlee LLP

Paul Stocco is partner with the Alberta-based law firm Brownlee LLP. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989, Paul was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1991. In 2000, Paul was also admitted to the Law Society of Alberta.

Paul joined the Edmonton office of Brownlee LLP in 2003. In 2009, Paul became the practice group leader of Brownlee’s construction group. Paul’s practice, which focuses on construction litigation and construction procurement, has seen him represent owners, general contractors and subcontractors at all levels of Court in both Alberta and Ontario. Paul has also assisted his clients in drafting construction procurement documents, including tendering and RFP documents, construction contracts, consulting contracts and P3 agreements.

Paul has written and lectured widely on all aspects of construction and procurement law. He is also a board member of various industry organizations which represent different stakeholders in the construction industry. Paul is also the editor of Brownlee’s Constructive Thinking newsletter which covers topics of interest to all parties involved in construction and procurement.

Paul has also been on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Design-Build Institute since 2011.

11:00 — Avoiding Contract ‘A’? The RFP Trend

Paul V. Stocco

Shaughnessy/Beatty – Conference Center 2

Are owners, particularly public ones, trying to escape the perceived liabilities/restrictions the Ron Engineering Contract A scenario places upon them by using requests for proposals/offers and similar procurement processes? Does it work? What are the consequences?