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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 and has been has been recognized by Lexpert and Benchmark Litigation. 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 reviews and advises clients with respect to construction contracts and design agreements. Andrea is a co-founder of the Construction Law course at Queen's University and is an instructor of Construction Law as part of Osgoode's LL.M program. She lectures and speaks on construction law topics at the University of Toronto (Construction Law), George Brown College (Construction), REALPAC, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates' Society and the Ontario Association of Architects. She has published articles in industry newsletters and co-authored the chapter “Architects and Engineers” in Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Construction.

Andrea Lee

Certified Specialist in Construction Law, 2018

LEED Certification, 2009

Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2006

LL.B., Queen's University, 2005

B. Arch., University of Toronto, 2002

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

Chair of Legal Committee


Selected Publications

A. Lee & M. Rotterdam, “Trusts and Bankruptcy – Finally, Some Certainty” (2019) CBA, Construction & Infrastructure Skylines

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

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

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

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

Representative Work
  • Defence of consultant against claims in respect of transit project
  • Defended contractor in arbitration related to gas processing plant
  • Defence of engineer in action related to water treatment plant
  • Acted for contractor in claims related to P3 institutional projects
  • Acted for architectural firm in recovery of fees on mixed-use developments
  • Defended consultants in action related to storm water management system
  • Advised design firm regarding professional services contracts and BIM
  • Reviewed IPD agreements for compliance with Alberta and Ontario laws
  • Advised consultant regarding services agreement for smart city project