After almost 40 years in business, Vancouver-based law firm Singleton Urquhart LLP opened a Toronto office on January 2, 2018 and formed Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. The firm will operate as Singleton Reynolds.

Partners Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds, two of Canada’s leading construction lawyers, are the anchor partners in the Toronto office. Their Associate, James Little, also joins the Construction and Infrastructure practice group.

Peter Wardle, one of Canada’s pre‑eminent civil litigators, will become a leading member of the Commercial Litigation practice group.

The new firm will be handling some of the construction industry’s most complex cases and will be at the forefront of developing public policy that will have significant impact on the construction industry through its public policy mandates. Reynolds and Vogel were named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada given their work in reforming Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

“We are very excited about this next step in our firm’s history,” said Managing Partner and founder John Singleton, Q.C. “The addition of this highly experienced team in Toronto means we have deepened our bench strength both nationally and internationally within the construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as added significant experience to our commercial litigation practice.”

“With a combined team of almost 60 lawyers, Singleton Reynolds will be a powerhouse in the construction and infrastructure space,” said Bruce Reynolds. “The synergies between our highly ranked Vancouver practice and our new Toronto team complement each other perfectly, and the positive reaction from the construction industry has already been overwhelming.”

“We are looking forward to expanding the firm’s already well-established footprint in the construction industry,” said Sharon Vogel, “particularly given the explosive growth of infrastructure development in recent years.”

“I’m very pleased to be joining the commercial litigation practice,” said Peter Wardle. “The firm has a long-standing reputation for providing exceptional advocacy on behalf of its clients.”

In addition to expanding our expertise and reach in the construction and infrastructure sectors and bolstering our commercial litigation practice, Singleton Reynolds will continue to serve its clients with an extensive range of legal services in the areas of commercial real estate, corporate commercial, insurance defense, professional liability, product liability, workplace law, and business immigration.