Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is proud to announce that its partners Jesse Gardner and James Little have been included in the 2020 edition of Benchmark’s 40 and Under Hot List.

Each year, the Benchmark team sets out to find the best and brightest law firm partners who stand out in their practices throughout Canada and the United States. This prestigious recognition highlights ambitious and accomplished lawyers under 40 who are performing at the peak of their expertise, and who have made outstanding contributions to their industry.


Jesse Gardner advises a wide range of construction industry clients, including owners, general contractors, engineers and sureties in relation to major construction and infrastructure projects on issues such as delay and deficiency claims, fee disputes, and insurance matters.  His practice focuses on effective dispute resolution, advisory work and strong written and oral advocacy. He has managed complex disputes on large-scale infrastructure projects including light rail train systems, waste-water treatment and power plants, wind farms, highway construction and mining projects. He has experience managing delay and subject matter experts through the litigation process and has assisted clients through arbitration and litigation proceedings.

James Little advises his clients in relation to complex domestic and international construction disputes, including in respect of court proceedings, negotiation, arbitration and other dispute resolution alternatives and for a wide variety of construction industry clients. In particular, James has advised clients of all sizes and on a variety of different types of projects including on major transit infrastructure projects, mining projects, hospitals, commercial and residential construction. His focus is on providing a high level of service through effective and timely advice and advocacy. In addition to managing and resolving disputes, James is often called upon to advise on construction projects during the design and construction phase also provides ongoing advice in respect of dispute avoidance and claims management.

These recognitions are a testament to the exceptional legal expertise at all levels within our firm, which allows the firm to go above and beyond for each and every client.


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About Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

Singleton Reynolds is a preeminent Canadian construction and infrastructure law firm. Our peers and clients recognize our lawyers as the best in the construction industry. Over thirty years of leadership in Canadian construction and infrastructure law is complemented by a broad offering of legal services, with a focus on finding solutions to complex legal problems, and providing service excellence in our approach and execution. While the core of our business remains rooted in construction and infrastructure, we also offer our clients an extensive range of legal services in the fields of commercial litigation, professional liability, product liability, corporate commercial law, commercial real estate, employment and labour law and business immigration.

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