“Nicholas has the ability to be firm yet sensible, and will bring practical advice and solutions to the table. He demonstrates strong technical skills and understanding of the law.”

Who's Who Legal

“Nicholas pays extraordinary attention to detail and he has a firm grasp of relevant legal concepts. He is able to advise on complex matters in layman terms and outlines next steps or recommendations in a manner that makes decision making easy.”

Who's Who Legal

Rankings

Nicholas Reynolds is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.

Professional Background

Nicholas is an Associate in the Construction and Infrastructure Law Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. He has been ranked in Chambers Canada and Who’s Who Legal, where he is recognized for his “extraordinary attention to detail”, “strong technical skills”, and his ability to “advise on complex matters in layman[’s] terms and outline next steps or recommendations in a manner that makes decision making easy”.

His practice focuses on resolving challenging disputes of all sizes for all manner of clients, including owners, sureties, contractors, subcontractors/suppliers, designers, and consultants. His experience extends to mass transit, border crossings, electrical infrastructure, healthcare, long-term care, high-rise residential and condominium projects, and commercial manufacturing facilities, among many others.

He prioritizes delivering practical, timely advice that allows clients to effectively manage their projects, including through dispute avoidance and resolution. In that regard, he has assisted in prosecuting and defending a wide range of construction and surety bond claims in various forums, including court proceedings, arbitration, mediation, structured negotiations, and before dispute boards.

He has also assisted clients with the preparation and negotiation of contract documents for construction projects – including bespoke and standard form contracts – as well as the negotiation of surety documents such as general indemnity agreements and financing agreements.

Nicholas is a frequent writer on topics such as construction law, domestic and international arbitration, contract law, insurance, and much more. He has been recognized by ADRIC as a Qualified Arbitrator, and is one of the youngest individuals in Canada to be designated a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2019 
  • Master of Laws, University of Toronto, 2018
  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2017
  • Master of Arts, University of Toronto, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts (with High Distinction), University of Toronto, 2014

Rankings + Recognitions

Memberships

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, ADR Institute of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Served as part of the legal team representing:

  • An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor with respect to claims arising out of a $1.3 billion wind energy project in Northern Ontario
  • An owner in relation to a multi-billion dollar cross-border transportation infrastructure project.
  • A joint venture in relation to a $100 million contract for the construction of a public market building.
  • A surety bonding company in relation to multiple performance bond and labour and material payment bond claims arising out of a transportation infrastructure project in Ontario.
  • A municipality in Ontario in relation to claims arising out of the design and construction of a light rail project.
  • A general contractor with respect to claims arising from the renovation of an existing healthcare facility in Ontario.
  • A Crown agency in relation to claims arising out of the design and construction of multiple light rail projects.
  • A general contractor specializing in affordable housing, with respect to a $60 million municipal housing project.
  • A specialty drilling subcontractor with respect to the construction of a highway overpass and associated infrastructure.
  • A general contractor with respect to the design and construction of a $100 million long-term care facility.

Publications

News + Insights | Apr 12, 2024

Eurobank Ergasias S.A. v. Bombardier Inc: Letters of Credit and the Fraud of Third Parties

News + Insights | Apr 8, 2024

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: Recent Amendments

News + Insights | Mar 19, 2024

Proposed National Building Code Changes for Encapsulated Mass Timber Buildings

News + Insights | Mar 4, 2024

Bennington Financial Corp. v. Medcap Real Estate Holdings Inc.: The Limits of the Immediate Disclosure Rule

News + Insights | Mar 1, 2024

CVV v CWB: The Nature of Set-Aside Applications and Adequacy of the Tribunal’s Reasons

News + Insights | Feb 28, 2024

CZT v CZU: Arguments not Pleaded and Ex Parte Communications in Arbitration

News + Insights | Feb 20, 2024

Ledore v Dixin: Procedural Fairness and the Limits of Rough Justice

News + Insights | Feb 1, 2024

Schickedanz v. Wagema Holdings: The Costs of Arbitral Costs Awards

News + Insights | Jan 22, 2024

Clock’s Ticking – 3 Gill Homes Inc. v. 5009796 Ontario Inc. (Kassar Homes), 'Time is of the Essence' Clauses and “Harsh” Outcomes

News + Insights | Jan 15, 2024

Viceroy Homes v Jia Development Inc: The Consequences of Frivolous, Vexatious, or Abusive Liens

News + Insights | Jan 5, 2024

Tenoes Construction v Pinto: The Importance of Compliance with Timetables in Construction Lien Actions

News + Insights | Jan 4, 2024

Ontario Securities Commission v Go-To Developments: The Limits of Solicitor-Client Privilege in a Receivership

News + Insights | Jan 3, 2024

The FIDIC Practice Note on Dispute Boards – Lessons for Canada

News + Insights | Dec 18, 2023

Davis v. Amazon: A High Threshold for Staying Litigation, A Low Threshold for Precluding Class Arbitration

News + Insights | Dec 14, 2023

Backyard XP Inc v. Cesario-Valela: Limitations on Issuance of Third Party Claims Under the Construction Act

News + Insights | Dec 8, 2023

Highlights from ODACC’s 4th Annual Report: Adjudication Continues to Grow

News + Insights | Dec 6, 2023

Gay Company Limited v. 962332 Ontario Inc: The Meaning of "Registration" under the Construction Act and Land Titles Act

News + Insights | Dec 4, 2023

Emek Insaat Sti Ltd v European Union and the Fourth Arbitrator: The Limits of the Arbitral Secretary’s Role

News + Insights | Dec 1, 2023

I Take it Back – Praxy Cladding Corp. v. Stone Lamina Inc. and the Withdrawal of Admissions from Pleadings and Examinations for Discovery

News + Insights | Nov 14, 2023

FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd v Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation: Dividing Disputes Between Arbitration and Court