Neil Abbott is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. Neil is a Certified Specialist in Construction Law (LSO) and is consistently ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada. As a solicitor, Neil drafts all types of contracts including CCDC, CCA, OCA, AIA, and tenders and provides advice in terminations, completion contracts, bond and delay claims for owners, contractors, lenders, municipalities and universities in Canada and abroad, especially for US clients. As a litigator, Neil has argued in Courts, Tribunals, Arbitrations and Mediations in Ontario, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewanand Nunavut and the Supreme Court. Neil prosecutes lien, bond and trust claims, including Receiverships; enforced contract and New Home warranty and deficiency claims; acted in disputes among joint venture partners in infrastructure projects; tenderand expropriation claims. Neil has expertise in solar, wind and alternate energy, as well as Geotechnical issues including grade, subgrade, tunneling, sanitary infrastructure and building in cold weather including Permafrost degradation. Neil is a frequent lecturer to Engineers, Lenders, Contractors, Lawyers and Students. He also is responsible for the Firm’s interests in India.
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