Jonathan Goode

Tel: 416 360 4733 Fax: 1 888 463 8133


Jonathan is a partner at Torkin Manes. He practises exclusively in the area of construction law, on behalf of general contractors, public and private owners, sureties, subcontractors, suppliers, financial institutions and design professionals.

Jonathan’s practice focuses on construction claims, defences and surety bond work, employing alternative dispute resolution and advocacy at trial and appellate levels.

Jonathan’s practice also includes all aspects of construction document drafting including the preparation, review and analysis of General Contracts, Trade Contracts, Architectural and Engineering Services Contracts, Subcontracts, Supply, transportation, manufacturing, and cannabis facility contracts. Jonathan regularly drafts custom and standard form construction contracts (including all forms of CCDC, OAA, and CCA contracts and subcontracts) and advises clients on their contractual obligations, risk management, and contract administration. 

Jonathan has extensive experience representing contractors and home owners in residential construction disputes and in drafting contract documents for use on residential projects. He also represents parties in respect of proceedings under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (Tarion) at the License Appeal Tribunal and in negotiating New Home Warranty claims.

As a complement to his practice, Jonathan shares his knowledge as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Queen’s University and teaches a sessional course on Canadian Construction Law.

Awards & Recognition

  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation Canada (2022 & 2023)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Construction Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Member and Past-President, Bay Street Rugby Football Club
  • Cambridge Club
  • National Yacht Club

Publications & Presentations

Presentation Dec 15, 2016

Construction Law and the Engineer

Professional Engineers Ontario - East Toronto Chapter
Presentation Aug 21, 2015

Fundamental Concepts under the Construction Lien Act

Chinese Professional Association of Canada
Presentation Apr 15, 2014

Construction Law for Professional Engineers

Professional Engineers Ontario (York Chapter)


  • LLB, Queen’s University, 2005
  • BA, McGill University, 2000


  • Ontario Bar, 2006