Vancouver-based law firm Singleton Urquhart LLP has expanded into Toronto with a new office and the new name Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. The firm will operate as Singleton Reynolds.
The name change reflects the addition of two high-profile names in construction law. Partners Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds are the anchor partners in the Toronto office. Their associate, James Little, also joins the Construction and Infrastructure practice group.
“We are looking forward to expanding the firm’s already well-established footprint in the construction industry,” said Vogel, “particularly given the explosive growth of infrastructure development in recent years.”
Peter Wardle, one of Canada’s pre‑eminent civil litigators, will become a leading member of the Commercial Litigation practice group.
The new firm will be handling some of the construction industry’s most complex cases and will be at the forefront of developing public policy that will have significant impact on the construction industry through its public policy mandates. Reynolds and Vogel were named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada given their work in reforming Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.
“We are very excited about this next step in our firm’s history,” said managing partner and founder John Singleton, Q.C. “The addition of this highly experienced team in Toronto means we have deepened our bench strength both nationally and internationally within the construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as added significant experience to our commercial litigation practice.”
In addition to expanding the firm’s expertise and reach in the construction and infrastructure sectors and bolstering its commercial litigation practice, Singleton Reynolds will continue to serve its clients with an extensive range of legal services in the areas of commercial real estate, corporate commercial, insurance defense, professional liability, product liability, workplace law, and business immigration.