Cheryl is able to assess complex issues and claims. She takes the time to review the documentation to understand all the details. She can meet tight timelines and make herself available for last-minute discussions. Cheryl is highly respected within the team and her input is always considered when determining a strategy.

Benchmark Canada

Cheryl is extremely professional and calm in high-pressure situations. She is also thorough and detail oriented. Her advice is thoughtful and practical and she has demonstrated the ability to balance competing interests in an effective manner.

Who’s Who Legal

Rankings

Cheryl Labiris is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.

Professional Background

Cheryl Labiris is a Partner in the Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP.

She works exclusively in the Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group and has a very broad and diverse practice acting for all members in the construction pyramid including owners, general contractors, subcontractors/suppliers, sureties, architects, engineers, designers, and consultants on a vast range of construction claims including claims for delay, disruption, prolongation, breach of contract, breach of trust, geotechnical claims, permits, licenses, and approvals, access to lands, COVID-19, negligent/fraudulent misrepresentation, and surety bond claims.

Cheryl has significant experience working on a variety of projects including large-scale public infrastructure projects including multi-billion-dollar light rail transit projects, mine remediations, power plants, and wind farms. Cheryl also has experience in complex construction litigation proceedings, arbitration proceedings, and mediation and negotiation processes.

Education

  • Called to the Manitoba Bar, 2019
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2018
  • Juris Doctor, (Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice Stream), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honours, summa cum laude), York University, 2014

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Canada as a top construction lawyer
  • Recognized in Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Future Litigation Star”
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Canadian Construction) Award Winner, On-Site Magazine.
  • Ranked in the area of Construction Law by Best Lawyers Canada®.
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, York University

Memberships

  • Member, The Advocates Society
  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Publications

Presentations

  • Moderator, “Collaborative Management of Projects: New Models and Methods to Fix Old Risks,” Society of Construction Law North America Annual Conference, July, 2024
  • Speaker, “Risk Management and Disputes,” Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) Construction Symposium, April, 2024
  • Speaker, “Strategies for Managing New and Emerging Construction Risks”, 16th Annual Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Road Building Academy, March, 2023
  • Speaker, “Geotechnical, Environmental and Utility-Related Risks”, 15th Annual Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Road Building Academy, March, 2022