Graham Brown

Graham Brown
Telephone: 416 869 5372
Fax: 416 640 3028

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Graham Brown is a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group and Advocacy Group.

Graham represents clients from across the construction industry, including public and private owners, developers, contractors, subtrades, suppliers and consultants. He offers particular expertise advising clients on contract disputes, procurement issues, lien claims, breach of trust claims, delay claims and other commercial litigation matters. Graham has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and in arbitration proceedings.

In addition to his litigation practice, Graham provides advice to construction industry participants on project strategy, procurement and tendering, contract drafting, and Competition Act compliance.

Graham is active in the construction industry, having taught the Construction Law course at George Brown College since 2014, and guest lectured at construction industry certification courses. He is also an avid writer and public speaker, having authored and presented on topics related to the construction industry.

Graham was named to the 2017 and 2018 Acritas Stars list - an independent and global lawyer ranking system of the best lawyers in the world as selected through an independent survey of general counsel.

Select Publications

  • "Recent Decision Confirms that Notices of Claims Do Not Have a ‘Standard Form'", The Generals, September 2017 (co-author)
  • "Don't Turn the Boom Into a Bust: Avoiding the Criminal Consequences of Public Procurement", OGCA News, June 2016
  • “Construction Law Course Book”, Ontario Road Builders' Association, February 2014 (co-author/editor)
  • “The Layman's Guide to Construction Liens”, Toronto Construction Association, 2014 (co-author/editor)

Select Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Court Systems and Practice" Educational Program, Barrie Construction Association, March 2018
  • Presenter, "The Competition Act" Educational Program, Barrie Construction Association, February 2018
  • Speaker, "Ensuring Sound Competition Practices in Tendering and Bidding Procedures", The Canadian Institute's 3rd Annual Managing Risk in Construction Contracts and Projects, February 2018
  • Presenter, "The Construction Act", Educational Program, Muskoka Builders Association, January 2018
  • Speaker, "The New Construction Act (Bill 142) Forum", The Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, Toronto, ON, December 2017
  • Instructor, "Construction Law", Ontario Road Builders' Association, Brampton, March 2017


Dalhousie University, J.D., 2011

Western University, B.A. (Hons.), 2007

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2012


  • Ontario Bar Association, Member
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Construction Association
  • Ontario General Contractors  Association


  • Acritas Star 2017 & 2018: Independently Rated Lawyers (nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)