Josh is a skilled construction lawyer with both private practice and in-house experience. Along with his civil engineering degree, his background enables him to understand complex construction issues and provide efficient, high-quality legal advice.
Prior to co-founding Margie Strub Construction Law, Josh managed the nation-wide legal affairs for Canada’s largest full-service track and signal construction and maintenance provider. There he focused on the pursuit, execution, and claim phases of some of Canada’s highest-profile transit infrastructure projects. Josh also gained an acute understanding of the structure, principles, value, and potential pitfalls of collaborative contracting gained from his involvement in Canada’s first alliance contract.
Josh’s in-house practice also included a wide variety of general legal matters, including labour and employment, insurance, personal injury, WSIB, safety, leasing, IT agreements, and data security. He was also instrumental in managing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Josh began his legal career at a mid-sized construction law firm in Toronto. There he represented clients across the country in all forms of construction dispute resolution. Much of Josh’s early legal career involved representing clients on large, complex infrastructure disputes with claim values ranging up to $1 billion.
Josh is a frequent speaker at industry functions and conferences, including at the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and the Construction Superconference. Recently he was a panelist at the Construction Superconference discussing different forensic schedule analysis methodologies. Additionally, in 2019 Josh and John co-founded and taught, along with another colleague, the Construction Law course at Western Law in London, Ontario.