An Overview of Canadian Construction Law – Ten Issues to Consider

Event Description

Deadline to Register: January 16th

Please join us for a presentation by Brian P. Reid, Jason D. Roth, and Jennie Buchanan from the Calgary, Alberta Canada offices of Bennett Jones LLP regarding the unique aspects of construction law in Canada.  Topics to be discussed will include: jurisdictional issues between the federal and provincial governments, procurement pit falls, builders’ liens, key common law principles and project security.

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM | Construction Law Section Writing Contest Award Presentation*

3:10 PM - 5:10 PM | CLE Presentation

5:10 PM - 7:00 PM | Social with Surly beer, delicious appetizers and engaged networking

*The 2nd Annual Construction Law Section Writing Contest winners will be awarded with a brief ceremony. The first place winner with a $1000 award is Isak Hawkinson from the University of Minnesota Law School. The second place winner with a $500 award is Jason Dzurik of Mitchell Hamline Law School.


Brian Reid | Partner | Bennett Jones LLP (Calgary Office)

Brian Reid is a Partner in the Calgary offices of Bennett Jones LLP where he has a diverse commercial litigation practice with a strong emphasis on construction and energy related disputes. Brian assists international and domestic owners, contractors and engineers with the review and drafting of construction and joint venture contracts and tender documents. He also has extensive experience with builder's lien disputes. Brian has also worked as in-house legal counsel for a TSX-Listed oil and gas drilling company and a large manufacturing company in the State of Qatar. He is also an Executive Committee Member for the National Construction and Infrastructure Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Jason Roth | Partner | Bennett Jones LLP (Calgary Office)

Jason Roth is a Partner in the Calgary offices of Bennett Jones LLP and is the head of the firm's construction law practice group. Jason specializes in infrastructure development projects and represents owners/developers and contractors in relation to domestic and international infrastructure, LNG, power, electrical transmission, pipeline, natural gas processing and other projects. Jason provides strategic advice, structuring, and drafting and negotiation of design/build, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), engineering and procurement (E&P), engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) and owner-managed contracts related to such projects. He also assists clients with procurement and supply chain matters as well as contract administration issues such as change order management and warranty issues.  From 2005 to 2006, Jason was in-house project counsel for the Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (II) Project in Doha, Qatar. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association construction practice section and a member of the British Columbia Construction Roundtable.

Jennie Buchanan | Associate | Bennnet Jones LLP (Calgary Office)

Jennie Buchanan is an Associate in the Calgary offices of Bennett Jones LLP where she has diverse commercial litigation practice, with a focus on domestic and international commercial arbitration and employment. Jennie assists clients involved in complex construction disputes, both domestically and internationally, with a particular emphasis on energy projects. With respect to her employment practice, Jennie advises clients with respect to all employment matters, regularly representing employers in wrongful dismissal disputes to achieve expeditious and cost-effective resolutions. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Jennie was litigation counsel for the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, where she worked on complex securities fraud matters.

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 265007


Section Member:  $35
MSBA Member not in the Section:  $40
Non-MSBA Member:  $50
Law Students:  Free
New Admittee: Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is NOT AVAILABLE for this CLE.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Scheid Hall / Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN United States