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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 focusses 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, and cannabis facility contracts.

Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Queen’s University and teaches a sessional course on Canadian Construction Law.

Jonathan has extensive experience representing contractors and home owners in residential construction disputes. He also represents parties in respect of proceedings under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act at the License Appeal Tribunal and in negotiating New Home Warranty claims.



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  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 2005
  • B.A., McGill University, 2000


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2006

Publications & Presentations

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

What You Need to Know about the New Construction Act

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The first wave of changes to the Construction Lien Act – now called the Construction Act – have now come into effect. Here is what you nee...
Aug 17, 2018

Construction Law and the Engineer

Professional Engineers Ontario - East Toronto Chapter
Dec 15, 2016

Fundamental Concepts under the Construction Lien Act

Chinese Professional Association of Canada
Aug 21, 2015

Construction Law for Professional Engineers

Professional Engineers Ontario (York Chapter)
Apr 15, 2014