- Partner, since 2006
- Previously a partner with another Toronto-based law firm
Glenn Grenier carries on a commercial litigation practice with emphasis on construction and aviation law. He is national Co-Chair of the Construction Law practice group as well as being one of the leading members of the aviation practice group.
Glenn is one of the firm's leading experts on construction law, construction liens and construction litigation. He regularly acts for project owners and developers, project financiers, general contractors and major subcontractors, sureties as well as suppliers, architects, engineers, designers and planners. His experience includes dealing with all manner of construction disputes including claims for lien, claims for extras, claims for delay and acceleration, negligence claims, tender disputes and asserting and defending bond and trust claims.
Glenn's practice also involves drafting construction contracts, contracts for professional services related to construction, tendering documentation, finishing contracts and ongoing advice to clients involved in the construction process, proper release of holdbacks and dealing with close-out documents, whether or not this consultation also involves a dispute or litigation.
Although based in Toronto, Glenn has been involved in projects across Ontario and indeed across the country. He has been retained by both extra-provincial and international clients involved in construction projects and/or disputes throughout Canada and North America.
Glenn is a long-standing member of the Executive of the Construction Law Section, Ontario Bar Association. He has chaired conferences and taught seminars and courses on construction law, construction claims and the Construction Lien Act of Ontario. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 as a leader in Construction Law.
Glenn is one of the firm's leading experts on aviation law and has taught this subject at the University of Western Ontario for the past four years. He is general counsel to the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), a national association with over 18,000 members engaged in the promotion and advancement of general aviation in Canada. He is also counsel to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA). He was one of the lead class counsel for passengers on board Air Transat Flight 236 following the emergency landing of that flight in the Azores in August 2001. He has also acted for airlines, airports, other aviation associations, FBO's, aircraft owners, pilots, passengers and other parties involved in regulatory matters, litigation, enforcement proceedings and aircraft accidents internationally and across the country.
Glenn has acted in many commercial disputes involving aircraft, hangars and airports. This includes regularly acting for the owners and operators of airports/aerodromes and successfully challenging provincial and municipal attempts to regulate, restrict or prohibit aeronautical activities.
Glenn is the editor of the Aviation chapter in O'Brien's Commercial Forms. He is a licensed pilot and, until donated to the Canadian Aviation Museum, was the owner and operator of a 1948 Funk B85-C aircraft based at the Burlington Executive Airport.
For over 22 years, Glenn has acted in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters including real estate and development disputes, commercial tenancy litigation, shareholder disputes, franchise litigation, collection enforcement and defence, repair and storage liens and other commercial disputes.
Co-Editor: Aviation chapter (ongoing)
Construction Law – Hot Topics, Tips and Tactics to Build Your Construction Law Toolkit, OBA Institute 2013
Speaker and Discussion Leader
March 2, 2012
Hot Topics in Construction Law, Ontario Bar Association Canadian Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Construction Financing Conference