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Gregory D. Hersen*

Tel: 416 777 5400 Fax: 1 888 812 2560
*Legal services provided through Gregory D. Hersen Professional Corporation

Profile

Greg is a partner of the firm and the Chair of our Construction Law Group. He has been certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Construction Law since May, 2001. Greg practises exclusively in the area of construction law, on behalf of public and private owners, general contractors, sureties, subcontractors, suppliers, financial institutions and design professionals. Greg provides ongoing strategic advice to clients throughout the life cycle of a construction project. His practice includes advising clients in a wide range of construction issues, including claims relating to tender disputes, claims for lien, deficiencies, contract termination and abandonment, extras, delay, negligence, surety bonds and indemnity agreements, and breaches of trust.

In addition to advocating for his clients through the courts at trial and appellate levels, Greg regularly participates in alternative dispute resolution processes including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. His practice includes drafting tender documentation, construction contracts and professional service contracts related to construction. He also provides advice related to contract compliance, Ontario’s new Construction Act, proper holdback release and written notices of lien.

Greg was the first lawyer to be appointed as a member of the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), where he participated in the revision and development of standard CCDC construction contracts, including the CCDC 2 - 2008 Stipulated Price Contracts and other documents, for over a decade.

Greg regularly presents seminars to clients, educational institutions and professional groups, including design professionals. He has also presented numerous Continuing Legal Education Programs for the Ontario Bar Association, The Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.

Awards & Recognition

  • Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Repeatedly Recommended, Construction Law
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Construction Law (2017 - present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Distinguished Peer Review Rating 

Memberships

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association - National Construction Law Section Executive, Member at large, 2007-present
  • Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), Past Ex-Officio Member – 1999-2007
  • Grand Valley Construction Association
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Construction Law Section, Past Chair, 2006-2007
  • Ontario Bar Association - Construction Law Section Executive, Member-at-Large, 1996 - 2006

Community Involvement

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
  • T-Ball and Baseball coach with the Lawrence Park Athletic Association

Publications & Presentations

Presentation Dec 10, 2018

The New Construction Act

Lumbermens Seminar
Presentation Dec 1, 2013

Key Topics in Construction Law - It’s Not All About The Lien

Torkin Manes LLP/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Ontario Chapter seminar

Education

  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 1989
  • B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1986

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Construction Law, 2001 — present
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991