Sharon C. Vogel
Partner, Construction, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
Sharon C. Vogel practises construction law, working primarily on matters involving construction disputes relating to large-scale infrastructure, industrial, and commercial. She has appeared at all levels of court, including the Ontario Superior Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has extensive experience drafting construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
In 2017, Sharon was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine and as one of the top five highly-recommended construction lawyers in Canada by Who’s Who Legal. Sharon has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada, has been peer review rated 4.6 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™, and is recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure. Sharon is also recognized as a certified specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a member of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.
14:30 — Informal Stakeholder Engagement Session on the Federal Prompt Payment and Adjudication Review
Theatre – Conference Center 1
Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP have been retained by the federal government to prepare a recommendation package on prompt payment and adjudication on federal projects. This review includes targeted stakeholder engagement sessions across the country. The CCA will be meeting with Bruce and Sharon in late March or early April and, prior to that meeting, will be making a written submission. However, given their attendance at the CCA conference, Bruce and Sharon have suggested that they conduct an informal stakeholder engagement session that is not part of the formal conference program. Bruce and Sharon would like to make this session open to all interested conference attendees and no preparation is required. They plan to give an overview of the issues they will be addressing and to provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
09:30 — The How and Who of ‘Adjudication’
Shaughnessy/Beatty – Conference Center 2
Sponsored by Revay and Associates Limited
The proposed changes to the Construction Lien Act in Ontario would introduce adjudication as a mandatory dispute resolution tool for all construction projects. The proposed federal Canada Prompt Payment Act would also introduce adjudication to federal construction projects.