Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, is the chair of the international construction projects group and a partner in the construction group of the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He was recognised as construction lawyer of the year by Who’s Who Legal; the directory calls him “one of the best-regarded lawyers internationally - he acts as chair of the firm’s international construction projects group and is lauded both for his disputes work and his drafting and negotiation of construction contracts”. He focuses his practice on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction, insurance, and surety law. He is a co-author of Scott and Reynolds on Surety Bonds (Carswell); co-author of Construction, Builders and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, seventh edition (Carswell); and a co-author of A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law (Carswell). He acted as counsel for the Ontario government to conduct a review of the Construction Lien Act.
Mr Reynolds is former co-chair of the international construction projects committee of the International Bar Association; programme coordinator of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers; a past governor of the American College of Construction Lawyers, an elite membership of top US construction lawyers; and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a past member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association construction law section. He was an executive of the construction law section of the Ontario Bar Association, and was its chair for two terms. He is also a former vice chair of the fidelity and surety law committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) torts and insurance practice section. He is, as well, a member of ABA’s forum on the construction industry.
Mr Reynolds was a founding fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He has served on the board of governors of the college, and is a past president. He was named Toronto Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He is listed in Chambers Global (Band 1, construction law), Canadian Who’s Who, Best Lawyers in Canada, and the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent. Recently, Mr Reynolds was the recipient of the Benchmark Canada Construction Litigator of the Year Award as well as the Toronto Construction Associations’ Donald P Giffin, Sr Construction Industry Achievement Award. The latter award is presented to individuals who have benefited the construction industry through major contributions to its progress and development. Those considered for the award are distinguished by the exemplary dedication and leadership they have shown in pursuing the construction industry's common goals and interests. He has also been named an Acritas Star.
WWL says: The “very cerebral” Bruce Reynolds is “one of the first people that comes to mind for any dispute in Canada”, with sources highlighting him as a “distinguished advocate and an experienced arbitrator”.
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