Joel A. Heard

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
Phone: (416) 862-6847
Fax: (416) 862-6666

Partner in the firm’s Toronto office, whose practice focuses on construction law. Has significant experience in projects of all sizes in Canada, the United States and abroad, across a variety of industries including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, commercial properties and sports and entertainment. Advises and assists clients with respect to risk identification and mitigation, contract documentation and negotiation, project structuring (including design-bid-build, design-build, EPC, multi-prime, construction management, public-private partnerships and alternative delivery methods), tendering and procurement, teaming arrangements (including joint ventures, consortia, subcontracts and interface agreements), engineering/architectural and other consulting services, major equipment supply, O&M, project execution issues, and claims analysis and avoidance. Former in-house counsel with a leading international engineering and construction firm and founding partner of a boutique construction law firm. Served on Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Construction Law Section for many years. Member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

Year Called to the Bar:1994 (ON)
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