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Anna Esposito

A construction industry legal expert who treats all parties with respect and patience.

Anna Esposito’s practice is focused exclusively on construction law, representing all players in the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, architects, engineers, other design professionals, sureties and insurers, mortgagees, trustees in bankruptcy and industry associations.

As a certified specialist in construction law, Anna advises and represents parties in connection with all types of construction disputes, such as liens, breach of trust, performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds, delay and impact claims, and negligent or deficient design or construction, whether by way of negotiation, arbitration, interim adjudication or litigation. She also assists clients with construction contract preparation and has experience handling bankruptcy and insolvency matters in the context of the construction industry.

Her ability to analyze complex situations, synthesize the key issues, fashion the best options, and communicate complex legal concepts in an easy-to-understand manner, makes her the construction industry’s go-to legal expert.

Clients appreciate her practical approach, taking their business needs and restrictions into account when providing legal remedies. Her attention to detail and high standards of client service are at the core of her successful practice.

As a mediator of construction-related disputes, Anna brings her pragmatic attitude to alternative forms of dispute resolution, assisting parties to resolve claims or disputes, creatively and cost-effectively, without resorting to court. Even mediations that don’t result in an immediate settlement can be valuable, setting the groundwork for future settlement, narrowing issues, or providing a more practical roadmap for litigation.

When litigation is the best or only solution, she represents her clients before all levels of the Ontario Courts, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

With 35 years of experience, Anna is recognized as a Leading Practitioner in Construction Law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® for Construction Litigation and is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.

Throughout her career, Anna has been a prolific speaker, teaching industry professionals and lawyers about issues relevant to the construction industry and the nuances of construction law.

For 30 years, she served as the firm’s Construction Practice Group Head, and was the firm’s Managing Partner from 2005 until 2010.

Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Expertise

B.A., York University (1982)
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School (1985)

Called to the Ontario Bar, 1987

  • Member, Toronto Construction Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Peel Law Association

  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law
  • Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Recognized as a Leading Practitioner in the area of Construction Law by The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® annually since 2006 in the field of Construction Litigation
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