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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

Andrea Lee is a partner of Glaholt LLP. Ms. Lee has a background in architecture. She has experience representing owners, general contractors, architects and engineers in a variety of proceedings including cases involving liens, trusts, delay claims and professional negligence. Ms. Lee acts as counsel on international and domestic arbitrations, conducted both under institutional rules and ad hoc. Ms. Lee reviews and advises owners, architects and engineers with respect to professional services contracts. She lectures and speaks at the University of Toronto (Construction Law), Osgoode LLM (Construction Law), Queen's University (Construction Law), Advocates' Society, Ontario Bar Association and Ontario Association of Architects (Continuing Education) programs. Ms. Lee also writes on construction law topics, including contributions to the Halsbury's Laws of Canada (Construction), the Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments, and the quarterly Glaholt LLP Newsletter. She currently serves as the Public Affairs Liaison on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Section, and is a member of the RAIC and CAWIC.

Andrea Lee

LL.B., Queen's University, 2005

B. Arch., University of Toronto, 2002

LEED Certification, 2009

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

Advocates' Society


OBA Civil Litigation Section

OBA Construction & Infrastructure Section, Executive

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

Representative Work
  • Defended mechanical contractor in an arbitration by owner for gross negligence and breach of contract on a gas processing plant project
  • Acted for general contractor plaintiff in claims for delay and extras 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 commenced by owner related to the design of a storm water management system
  • Advised architectural firm regarding professional services contracts
  • Acted for owners of a condominium in claim against builders and municipality for damages related to mechanical system failures
  • Advised developer on various contractual issues with respect to mixed use development project
  • Acted for general contractor in arbitration against owner for breach of contract related to construction of commercial property.