Professional Background

Edward Lynde is a Senior Associate in the Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP.

He has advised and acted on behalf of all types of construction related entities, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants and has provided legal advice and services on a wide variety of construction projects at all stages, from tender and procurement and contract negotiation, review, and drafting to project advisement concurrent to the execution of the work as well as disputes during and after completion, including litigation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration. Types of disputes include construction lien, trust, contract, negligence, and delay claims.

Edward has appeared before all levels of Court in the Province of Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal.

He has assisted clients with the preparation of contract documents for a wide variety of construction projects, including bespoke contracts, customization of standard form documents and procurement documents. As an advocate, Edward aims to implement creative solutions to assist clients in resolving disputes efficiently and cost-effectively while securing advantageous results.

Education

  • Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada, 2019
  • Master of Laws, Northwestern University, 2009
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2008
  • Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, 2007
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Specialization in History, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 2004

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Section Executive
  • Member, The Advocates Society
  • Member, ADR Institute of Canada & ADR Institute of Ontario
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Priorities between Construction Liens and Mortgages”, presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada Program “Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2017”, October, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Construction Arbitration: Tips, Traps, and Checklists”, presented at the Advocates Society Seminar “Construction Law: Liens and Arbitration”, April 21, 2017. Re-presented at the Advocates Society Advocates Society Seminar  “Construction Law: Arbitration and Adjudication Advocacy”, May 1, 2020
  • Co-Author, “Negotiating in Good Faith”, Chapter 19 of the American Arbitration Association Handbook on International Arbitration & ADR, 3rd Edition and Chapter 20 of the American Arbitration Association Handbook on International Arbitration Practice, 2nd Edition, JurisNet LLC, April 2017