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Conor O'Neil, P.Eng.

Associate

Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2A9

+1.506.632.2786

+1.506.652.1989

coneil@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Ontario, 2013; New Brunswick, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Cynthia Doucette, Laura Button

Conor practices in general commercial litigation and construction, where he has extensive experience working with general contractors, surety companies, insurers, owners of construction projects, subcontractors and suppliers to help provide practical, efficient solutions. Examples of his work include:

  • Representing general contractors, sureties and owners in dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
  • Drafting and negotiating various forms of construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Managing complex construction cases involving multiple parties and large volumes of documents, including representing a general contractor in respect of a $12 million lien claim in relation to a sports centre; an EPCM project manager in a $300 million mining dispute; and, a joint venture design-builder in respect of various claims in relation to a public-private partnership Highway Project.
  • Acting on behalf of owners and design-builders in matters concerning professional negligence claims.
  • Acting on behalf of general contractors in respect of extras, delay and impact claims, faulty design and unanticipated conditions.

Education & Career

Education

University of New Brunswick, JD, 2012
University of New Brunswick, B.Sc. Eng. (Civil Engineering), 2009

Activities

Member, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Chair, Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick branch construction subsection

Publications

Co-author, “Mind the Gap – Professional Liability Insurance and Possible Regulatory Changes to the Standard of Care”, Construction Law Letter, Volume 33 no. 3, 2017

Presentations

Presenter, Modernizing the Mechanics Lien Act in New Brunswick, 9th annual Real Property Conference

October 03, 2018

 
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