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R. Bruce Reynolds

  • Co-Managing Partner, Construction and Infrastructure
  • Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • 150 King Street West, Suite 2512
  • Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J9 Canada


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts University of Toronto (Victoria College) 1978
  • Graduate: FCIArb. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2012
  • Law School: Bachelor of Laws University of Toronto Law School 1981

Honors and Activities

  • Construction Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyers Canada).
  • Award of Excellence (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).
  • Zenith Award (Change Agent in Law)(Lexpert®).
  • Jock Tindale Memorial Award (Ontario General Contractors Association).
  • Global Construction Lawyer of the Year (Who’s Who Legal).
  • Construction Litigator of the Year (Benchmark Canada Awards).
  • Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada (Canadian Lawyer).
  • Donald P. Giffin, Sr. Construction Industry Achievement Award (Toronto Construction Association).
  • Toronto Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” (Best Lawyers Canada).


Bruce Reynolds has earned a stellar reputation in the construction industry for settling disputes and drafting and negotiating contracts. Who’s Who Legal has recognized him as “one of the foremost construction practitioners in the world,” while his clients have praised him for his legal skills, integrity and clarity of insight.

Bruce is Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Construction Projects Group. He specializes in the resolution of construction and insurance claims, liens, surety bond claims, product liability issues, and architects’ and engineers’ errors and omissions issues. In addition, he advises clients on construction projects in Canada, the United States and overseas.

Together with his colleague Sharon Vogel, he played a significant role in helping the Ontario government modernize the province’s construction law and helped to shape the Construction Act. Among the changes to the legislation are the creation of a prompt payment regime and the introduction of a mandatory interim binding dispute resolution system. He was also retained as Counsel by the federal government of Canada to assist in the introduction of new legislation on prompt payment and adjudication, co-authoring the independent expert report Building a Federal Framework for Prompt Payment and Adjudication.

He has been certified as a specialist in construction law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a Fellow of both the Canadian and American Colleges of Construction Lawyers, Vice-president of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, and past Co-Chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association.

Bruce has been recognized twice as Global Construction Lawyer of the Year by Who’s Who Legal and as Toronto Construction Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He is listed in Chambers Global (Band 1) and Martindale-Hubbell (AV), and he is also recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (construction law) and the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Legal Textbooks

  • Co-Author, Construction Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, 8th Edition, Thomson Reuters
  • Co-Author, A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law, Carswell, (with Sharon Vogel)
  • Co-Author, Construction Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, 7th Edition (two volumes), Carswell
  • Co-Author, Scott and Reynolds on Surety Bonds (two volumes, supplemented twice annually), Carswell, (with K.W. Scott, QC)

Additional Publications

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