Kevin P. Nearing  

Partner

Executive Summary

Kevin Nearing is a partner in the Ottawa General Litigation Professional Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and is Regional Leader of the Construction Group. Kevin practises litigation exclusively, with particular emphasis on construction disputes, including coverage issues, errors and omissions/professional liability litigation, procurement and tendering issues and most other aspects of construction law. He is also active in other areas of commercial and insurance litigation, and in domestic and international commercial arbitration. Kevin has extensive trial experience in the Ontario Court (General Division), as well as experience with alternative dispute resolution.

Kevin articled with the Ottawa predecessor to BLG (Scott & Aylen) in 1983. He has been with Scott & Aylen and then BLG since his call to the bar.

Representative Work

  • Acts for insurance companies, telecommunications companies, real estate developers and engineers.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Professional Engineers — Responsibility of Regulated Profession," Carleton University School of Engineering, January 2013.
  • Speaker, "Damages for Delay and Acceleration," Ottawa Construction Association, September 2012.
  • Speaker, "Emerging Issues in Construction Law," Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, March 2011.
  • Speaker, "Tendering Law Update — Tercon," Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, March 2011.
  • Speaker, "Professional Engineers — Discipline and Liability Issues," Carleton University School of Engineering, January 2011 and January 2008.
  • Speaker, "The Latest on the 'Faulty or Improper Design' Exclusion," Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, March 2009.
  • Speaker, "CNR v. Royal and Sun Alliance: State-of-the-Art Wording," Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, March 2009.
  • Speaker, "Don't Miss Deadlines — Notice Requirements Under the New CCDC 2," Ottawa Construction Association, September 2008.
  • Speaker, "Own Work Exclusion and Duty to Defend and Indemnify: Recent Trends," Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, February 2008.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2016) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2012 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.