Richard is a project development lawyer, ranked in Chambers Canada Construction, and Chair of Osler’s Band 1-ranked National Construction & Infrastructure Practice.
With over 25 years of experience, Richard manages contractual, procurement, and project development issues on behalf of owners, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors on Canadian and international capital projects in various industry sectors including alternative fuels, renewable energy, real estate, construction, PPP/infrastructure, mining, and health care.
Recent mandates include giving strategic and practical advice on a number of hydrogen, pharmaceutical, and data centre projects in Québec, the City of Toronto on the Union Station Revitalization Project, revisions to construction contracts for compliance with prompt payment legislation, EPC and equipment supply contracts for transmission, wind, and solar generation projects in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Québec, and Nova Scotia, mining facilities in Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, and various environmental remediation projects.
Richard is a frequent speaker and on the Faculty of the Osgoode Certificate of Construction Law covering Advanced Issues in Construction Contracts, past executive of the Ontario Bar Association where he developed infrastructure/PPP legal education programs, past consultant to Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) to evaluate P.Eng Professional Practice Examinations, and immediate past Chair of the International Construction Division of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. He was invited to be a fellow of the prestigious Canadian College of Construction Lawyers in 2022.