Sharon Vogel is National Leader of BLG's Construction Group. A partner in the Toronto office, Sharon has a thriving construction practice, working primarily on matters involving construction disputes relating to large-scale infrastructure, industrial, and commercial projects including highways, railways, tunnels, pipelines, mines, industrial facilities, hospitals, manufacturing plants, commercial buildings and condominiums in various jurisdictions.
Sharon specializes in the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes, including construction liens, trust claims, delay claims, surety bond claims, construction insurance claims, and architects' and engineers' errors and omissions claims. She has appeared at all levels of court, including the Ontario Superior Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
She has extensive experience drafting construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
Sharon acted as co-counsel for the Ontario Government in conducting a review of Ontario's Construction Lien Act.
Sharon has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. She is also featured in Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Construction). She has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada, is recognized by Who's Who Legal, has been peer review rated 4.6 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™, and is referenced as a leading lawyer in the Lexpert Directory (Construction) and in Lexpert's Special Edition on Infrastructure. Sharon is also recognized as a certified specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.