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Andrea Lee

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Phone: (416) 368-8280 Ext: 216
Fax: (416) 368-3467

141 Adelaide St W
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3L5

LSO Certified Specialist
Benchmark Litigation

Andrea Lee is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario. Andrea represents owners, general contractors and design professionals in cases involving liens, trusts, bonds, delay claims and professional negligence. Andrea acts as counsel on arbitrations, conducted under institutional rules and ad hoc. Andrea encourages early resolution of disputes where possible; mediation is a key element of her practice. Andrea advises clients with respect to construction contracts and design agreements. She lectures and speaks on construction law at the University of Toronto, Advocates' Society, Ontario Bar Association and Ontario Association of Architects programs. She is a course instructor of Osgoode LLM's Construction Law Course and co-founded the Construction Law course at Queen's University. Andrea writes on construction law topics, including contributions to the Halsbury's Laws of Canada (Construction), Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments, Construction Law Letter, and Glaholt LLP's Newsletter. She currently serves on the Executives of the OBA and CBA Construction and Infrastructure Section, and chairs the CanBIM Legal Committee.

Andrea Lee

LL.B., Queen's University, 2005

B. Arch., University of Toronto, 2002

Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2006

LEED Certification, 2009

Certified Specialist in Construction Law, 2018

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Called to the Ontario Bar, 2006
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Ontario Bar Association, Construction & Infrastructure Section Executive (CPD Liaison)

Canadian Bar Association, Construction & Infrastructure Section Executive (Member-at-Large)

Advocates' Society

Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

Canadian Association of Women In Construction


Selected Publications

Lee, "Architects and Engineers: Recent Developments", in Glaholt LLP and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments (Toronto: Carswell, 2012)

Contributor, "Architects and Engineers" Chapter, Halsbury's Laws of Canada, Construction (Aurora: LexisNexis, 2013)

Lee, J. Strub, “The New IBC BIM Contract Appendix” (2015) 31:3 Construction Law Letter

Lee, “Building Information Modelling, Canadian Developments” (2016) Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Infrastructure

Lee, “Prompt Payment, Adjudication and More – New Ontario Law Governs The Construction Industry” (2018) Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure Law

Representative Work
  • Defended contractor in arbitration related to gas processing plant
  • Drafted EPCM contract for liquefied natural gas manufacturing plant
  • Acted for general contractor in claims related to P3 institutional projects
  • Acted for architectural firm in recovery of fees on multiple developments across Ontario where developer became insolvent
  • Defended engineering firm in an action by municipality related to storm water management system
  • Advised architectural firm regarding professional services contracts and BIM
  • Reviewed IPD agreements for compliance with laws of Alberta and Ontario for American counsel
  • Acted for contractor in arbitration related to commercial property
  • Advised consultant regarding services agreement for smart city project