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Gregory D. Hersen

Tel: 416 777 5400  Fax: 1 888 812 2560
Email: ghersen@torkinmanes.com

Greg is a partner of the firm and the chair of our Construction Law Group. He has been certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law since May 2001. Greg practises exclusively in the area of construction law, on behalf of general contractors, public and private owners, sureties, subcontractors, suppliers, financial institutions and design professionals. His practice includes all aspects of construction contract and other document drafting and construction claims, defences and surety bond work, employing alternative dispute resolution and advocacy at trial and appellate levels.

Greg was the first lawyer to be appointed as a member of the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), where he participated in the revision and development of standard CCDC construction contracts, including the CCDC 2 - 2008 Stipulated Price Contracts and other documents. Greg was a member of the CCDC and its Surety Subcommittee from 1998 until 2008.

Greg regularly writes and presents seminars to clients, educational institutions and professional groups, including design professionals. He is also a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Programs presented by the Ontario Bar Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Construction Law (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Construction Law (2017)
  • Key Topics in Construction Law - It’s Not All About The Lien

    Torkin Manes LLP/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Ontario Chapter seminar

  • The Nightmare Construction Project: What To Do When What Can Go Wrong, Does Go Wrong

    Torkin Manes LLP/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Ontario Chapter seminar

  • Exercising Your Lien Rights under the Construction Lien Act and Other Ways to Reduce Risk

    Grand Valley Construction Association

  • Fundamental Concepts under the Construction Lien Act

    AECON Law Day Seminar

  • Construction Law Primer - What In-house Counsel Need to Know: Recognizing and Managing Risk on Constructions Projects

    Torkin Manes LLP/Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Ontario Chapter seminar

  • Managing Your Risk and Protecting your Rights on Construction Projects – A Legal Perspective

    Client Seminar

  • Construction Lien Rights

    Lumbermen’s Seminar

  • Delay Clauses in International Construction Contracts

    Kluwer Law International, Canadian Section

  • Construction Lien Primer and Update

    Co-Chair, OBA Professional Development

  • Managing Risk on Construction Projects – A Legal Perspective

    BILD Seminar

More Speaking & Writing
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association - National Construction Law Section Executive
  • Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), Past Ex-Officio Member
  • Construction Specifications Canada
  • Grand Valley Construction Association
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Construction Law Section, Past Chair
  • Ontario Bar Association - Construction Law Section Executive, Member-at-Large, 1996 - Present
  • Toronto Construction Association
  • Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
  • T-Ball and Baseball coach with the Lawrence Park Athletic Association

Services

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Best Lawyers Award Badge

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991

Education

  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 1989
  • B.A., University of Western Ontario, 1986