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Joseph Cosentino


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4245
Fax:   416.979.1234

Joe Cosentino is a partner at Goodmans. His practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on construction law, contracts and commercial litigation.  He joined Goodmans in 1997.

Joe’s construction law practice involves negotiating major contracts, lien litigation and resolving disputes for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and lenders. His practice also involves a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including bankruptcy/insolvency litigation. Joe regularly negotiates and drafts complex construction contracts on various high profile, high value infrastructure and other large capital projects throughout Ontario.  He has also worked with owners, contractors and architects in updating and supplementing their Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) and other types of contract documents and in arbitration proceedings between owners, developers and contractors.

Joe is recognized as a leading construction lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada and Legal Media Group's Expert GuidesChambers Canada designated him a “recognized practitioner” for construction nationwide. He is also recognized in the Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to a number of industry trade publications and associations. He is the editor of Canadian Forms & Precedents, Debtor/Creditor, Chapter on Construction Liens and the editor of the firm’s Construction Law Update Newsletter. He has conducted in-house symposiums to private contractors on construction issues, best practices and current developments in construction law. 

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1995)
University of Toronto (M.A. (History), 1991)
University of Toronto (B.A. (Honours, Political Science and History), 1990)
Professional Affiliations

Toronto Construction Association
Canadian Bar Association of Ontario
Executive Member – Construction and Infrastructure Section (Ontario Bar Association)
The Advocate's Society