Howard leads the firm's Canadian Construction Practice. Howard focuses on all aspects of construction and infrastructure law and his practice encompasses all sectors of that industry.  

Howard has extensive experience as lead counsel on complex construction disputes involving both major infrastructure projects and private sector projects. He also routinely provides strategic project and contract administration advice with the objective of achieving the early resolution of disputes.

Howard represents a broad range of clients including public and private owners, general contractors, design-build consortia, lenders, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals. Howard’s dispute resolution practice entails the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation of claims relating to all facets of construction law including contract disputes, tendering, delay, professional negligence, surety bonds and construction liens and trusts. Howard also routinely advises clients on the preparation and structuring of construction and project agreements.

Howard’s experience spans a wide range of projects, including transit, energy, infrastructure, commercial, condominium developments and manufacturing.

Howard devotes a substantial amount of time to industry and professional associations. Howard served as an appointed member of the Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act Review. Howard is also a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and the former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction and Infrastructure Section Executive, on which he served for many years. He is also Chair of the Allied Professions Committee of the Toronto Construction Association. Howard regularly chairs and speaks at industry and client seminars on a variety of construction law issues and has also published many articles in the area. Howard is the Contributing Editor of the Construction Law Letter, a bi-monthly national publication of LexisNexis. Howard is recognized by his peers as a leading construction lawyer in a wide variety of publications.