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Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2022

Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2022

Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2022

Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked, Tier 1, Construction: Nationwide - Canada, 2022

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Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction - Nationwide, 2021

Lexpert Special Edition, Howard Wise - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, Litigation, 2020

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Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2020

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Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2020

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Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction - Nationwide, 2020

Lexpert Magazine, Howard Wise - Ranked - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Infrastructure, 2019

Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction - Nationwide, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Howard Wise - Recognized Global Leader, Construction, 2019

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Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction - Nationwide, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Howard Wise - Most Frequently Recommended, Construction Law, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Howard Wise - Ranked - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Infrastructure, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2017

Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Howard Wise - Most Frequently Recommended, Construction Law, 2017

Lexpert Special Edition, Howard Wise - Ranked - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Infrastructure, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Howard Wise - Most Frequently Recommended, Construction Law, 2016

Chambers Canada, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2016

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Lexpert Special Edition, Howard Wise - Ranked - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Infrastructure, 2015

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2015

Chambers Global, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Howard Wise - Most Frequently Recommended, Construction Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2015

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Lexpert Special Edition, Howard Wise - Ranked - Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Infrastructure, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction, 2014

Chambers Global, Howard Wise - Ranked - Tier 1, Construction, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Howard Wise - Most Frequently Recommended, Construction Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction Law, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Howard Wise - Recognized, Construction and Real Estate (Construction), 2013

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Howard Wise

Partner

hwise@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4281
Fax:   416.979.1234

Howard Wise is a partner at Goodmans.  He specializes in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation.  

Howard is retained as counsel by owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and lenders in large construction disputes, including construction liens, contract claims and negligence claims. Howard’s litigation practice includes trial and appellate work, as well as mediation and arbitration of construction disputes. He has also acted for owners and contractors in negotiating complex construction contracts including design build agreements and EPC contracts. He is regularly retained to act in large multi-partied disputes, including acting for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, financiers and design professionals.

Howard is recognized as a leading practitioner of construction law by Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers. He has previously been recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer by the Lexpert Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers. He has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in construction law.

Howard is the author of the Manual of Construction Law published by Thomson Reuters and co-author of Bristow, Glaholt, Reynolds and Wise on Construction, Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada (8th edition), the leading text in the area of construction lien law. He is a contributing author to a textbook entitled Construction Disputes: Representing the Contractor, published by Aspen Publications, New York. Howard is also the contributing editor of Canadian Forms & Precedents: Construction Liens, published by Butterworths.

He is a frequent lecturer to both legal and industry-based associations on various topics relating to construction law including design build contracts, bidding and tendering, and construction liens.

 

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1983)
Professional Affiliations

Past President and Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
Past Chair of the Construction Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association
Past Chair of the Construction Law Subsection of the Ontario Bar Association
Advocates’ Society
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Year of Call

1985 Ontario