Construction Litigation

oskie Minsky is committed to providing our construction litigation clients with quality and timely service leading to cost effective results. We are recognised as one of Ontario’s leading construction law firms and are acknowledged by other lawyers as being leaders in this area of law. Our firm has been instrumental in the formation of both the law and legislation which governs the construction industry and we welcome the opportunity to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

We are proud of the diverse client base of our construction law practice. In that regard, our clients include lenders and owners, design professionals, general contractors and sub-trades, suppliers of services and materials, workers, unions and their benefit trust funds, and even other lawyers who are alleged to have been negligent in their representation of their construction clients. We use a ‘team’ approach to ensure that work is performed by the most appropriate person at the least expense to the client. This approach ensures that we deliver effective results and report regularly to the client who is at all times kept abreast as to the status of the case and of their financial commitment.

In addition to litigating and defending construction lien actions, we regularly deal with delay claims, claims related to labour, material and performance bonds, claims arising in negligence and breach of warranty and breach of trust actions, as well as tender bid claims.

Our practice is not limited to the courtroom. We are committed to finding alternative methods of dispute resolution, when appropriate to the case. Members of the firm are often involved in arbitrations, mediations and negotiations, and have received training to equip us to recognise where such an approach might be helpful and how to successfully participate.


    Michael C. P. McCreary

    T: 416.226.0055 Ex:44 Ext.: 31
    F: 416.226.0910

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    Michael C. P. McCreary is a partner at Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP. He received a B.A. (first class honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1984 and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987. He has practiced union-side labour law in Toronto since his call to the bar in 1989. He has represented trade unions before all levels of courts in Ontario. He is also counsel to a number of multi-employer pension and benefit plans

    Michael is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Labour Law and is regularly on Lexperts list of recommended union side labour lawyers.

    Michael is a frequent speaker on labour topics at educational conferences and has written several labour related articles and papers. Michael is a member of the IFEB, CALL, OBA and CBA.

    He is past Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of Evangel Hall, a mission in downtown Toronto and has been featured in the Law Times and Leaside Life.

    Michael is a professional golfer. He plays on the Florida Professional Golf Tour in the winter and the Great Lakes Tour in the summer.