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Ian J Houston

Ian J Houston
Office:
Bay Adelaide Centre
22 Adelaide Street West
East Tower
M5H 4E3
City:
Toronto
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Tel:
+1 416 367 6111
Fax:
+1 416 361 2742

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Canada - Construction

Ian Houston is the past national practice group leader and a partner in BLG’s Construction Group. Ian is a certified specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Ian has specialised in construction, procurement and surety from the beginning of his career, and devotes his entire practice to those areas. His practice ranges from providing commercial law advice on contractual and procurement issues to assisting clients in resolving disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods.

Ian represents developers, owners, contractors, engineering firms and others in respect of all forms of renewable and non-renewable energy projects, major mining projects, and social infrastructure projects, including drafting procurement documents, EPC, EPCM and all other form of constructions documents. He also represents public bodies as well as owners, lenders, design-builders and other entities in respect of public-private partnerships (P3) and alternate finance and procurement (AFP) projects across Canada. He provides procurement law advice to public and private entities and negotiates the drafting and reviewing of various forms of commercial agreements. He also provides legal advice for banks and other lending institutions with respect to construction projects, including mortgage liability and trust liability under the Construction Lien Act. Ian advises surety companies with respect to a wide variety of issues arising out of surety bonding, including defence of surety bond claims, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements such as completion agreements, mitigation agreements and forbearance agreements, providing opinions regarding coverage issues, and participating in alternate dispute resolution.

Ian has been recognised in Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Business Lawyers (public procurement) and in Who’s Who Legal. He has also been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (construction law, public procurement). He is a leading Canadian lawyer in theLexpert Special Edition on Global Mining and a leading infrastructure lawyer in the Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure.

Ian is a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers; an executive committee member of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association; a member of the American Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society and Toronto Construction Association; and an affiliate member of the Canadian Surety Association, Canadian Council on Public-Private Partnerships and Canadian Nuclear Law Organization.

WWL says: The “fantastic” Ian Houston is known for providing clients with an exceptionally high level of service.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Canada - Government Contracts

Ian Houston is the past national practice group leader and a partner in BLG’s Construction Group. Ian is a certified specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Ian has specialised in construction, procurement and surety from the beginning of his career, and devotes his entire practice to those areas. His practice ranges from providing commercial law advice on contractual and procurement issues to assisting clients in resolving disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods.

Ian represents developers, owners, contractors, engineering firms and others in respect of all forms of renewable and non-renewable energy projects, major mining projects, and social infrastructure projects, including drafting procurement documents, EPC, EPCM and all other form of constructions documents. He also represents public bodies as well as owners, lenders, design-builders and other entities in respect of public-private partnerships (P3) and alternate finance and procurement (AFP) projects across Canada. He provides procurement law advice to public and private entities and negotiates the drafting and reviewing of various forms of commercial agreements. He also provides legal advice for banks and other lending institutions with respect to construction projects, including mortgage liability and trust liability under the Construction Lien Act. Ian advises surety companies with respect to a wide variety of issues arising out of surety bonding, including defence of surety bond claims, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements such as completion agreements, mitigation agreements and forbearance agreements, providing opinions regarding coverage issues, and participating in alternate dispute resolution.

Ian has been recognised in Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Business Lawyers (public procurement) and in Who’s Who Legal. He has also been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (construction law, public procurement). He is a leading Canadian lawyer in theLexpert Special Edition on Global Mining and a leading infrastructure lawyer in the Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure.

Ian is a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers; an executive committee member of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association; a member of the American Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society and Toronto Construction Association; and an affiliate member of the Canadian Surety Association, Canadian Council on Public-Private Partnerships and Canadian Nuclear Law Organization.

WWL says: Ian Houston is a renowned specialist in construction and procurement law.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

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