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R. Bruce Reynolds

  • Partner, Construction and Engineering
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • 22 Adelaide Street West, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
  • Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3 Canada
  • Email:
  • Phone: (416) 367-6255
  • Cell:
  • Company Phone: (416) 367-6000
  • Fax: (416) 367-6749


  • Undergraduate: Victoria University within University of Toronto
  • Graduate: FCIArb.
  • Law School: University of Toronto Law School, 1983


Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, is the chair of the International Construction Projects Group and a partner in the Construction Group of the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He focuses his practice on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction, insurance, and surety law, as well as on international arbitration, in respect of which he acts both as counsel and arbitrator. He is a co-author of Scott and Reynolds on Surety Bonds (Carswell); co-author of Construction, Builders and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, seventh edition (Carswell); and a co-author of A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law (Carswell). He is currently acting as Counsel to the Ontario government to conduct a review of the Construction Lien Act.

Mr. Reynolds is a former co-chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association; a past governor of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). He is also a past member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association, construction law section. He was an executive of the construction law section of the Ontario Bar Association, and was its chair for two terms. He is also a former vice chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) torts and insurance practice section. He is a current member of the ABA’s forum on the construction industry, as well as the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee. Mr. Reynolds was a founding fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL), has served on its board of governors of the college, and is a past president of the CCCL. Currently, Mr. Reynolds is programme chair of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers; a fellow of the CCCL and the ACCL, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is listed in Chambers Global (Band 1, construction law), Canadian Who’s Who, Best Lawyers in Canada, and the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent.  He was recognized as global construction lawyer of the year. Mr. Reynolds was the recipient of the Benchmark Canada Construction Litigator of the Year Award. He was most recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine: “Bruce is a meticulous, professional and absolutely innovative individual.”

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