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Lea Nebel

Partner
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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2002
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 2000
  • B.A., (Honours) Political Studies, Queen’s University, 1997
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 Overview

Lea Nebel is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Construction Law group.

Lea represents a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design and engineering professionals, and sureties.

Her construction litigation related experience includes contract claims and disputes, construction liens, trust claims, lien priority disputes, surety bond claims, professional negligence, and bankruptcy. She also assists clients with drafting and negotiating construction agreements. Lea has represented clients on various projects including, residential; retail; transit expansion, airports; hospitality and gaming; athletic facilities; retirement homes; and recycling facilities.

Lea has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and is a skilled litigator and trusted advocate. She is recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada for her skill in Construction Law and the 2021 Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a repeatedly recommended lawyer in Construction Law.

Lea is also experienced in partnership, shareholder and real estate disputes, mortgage enforcement, and defending clients against charges under the Ontario Provincial Offences Act.

 Education
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 2000
  • B.A., (Honours) Political Studies, Queen’s University, 1997
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2002
 Assistant  Experience
  • Advanced and defended lien claims, delay claims, construction contract disputes, performance bond disputes and material payment bond disputes.

  • Resolved claims by Tarion against a Builder and Vendor concerning deficiencies in the common elements of a condominium project.

  • Represented Sureties in prosecuting construction bond indemnity claims against Principals and Guarantors

  • Represented a not-for-profit registered charitable organization in negotiating/drafting a construction management agreement for the construction of a new senior centre.

  • Represented the largest manufacturer of fabricated pools worldwide in negotiating/drafting a contract for the construction of a new production facility in Canada.

  • Construction counsel to a Canadian company on its purchase of a plumbing, mechanical and electrical contractor.

  • Successfully defended one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts charged with violations of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

 Recognition

Recognition

  • Ranked in Lexpert Canada’s Leading Lawyers, Special Edition: Infrastructure 2021
  • Rated by Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory 2021 as a Leading Practitioner (repeatedly recommended) in Construction Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2022 in the area of Construction Law
  • Awarded Sean P. McKenna Young Construction Executive Leadership Award, Toronto Construction Association (2007)
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 Memberships

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Toronto Construction Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Construction & Infrastructure Section, Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC)

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