Josh is a skilled construction lawyer with both private practice and in-house experience. Along with his civil engineering degree, Josh’s background enables him to understand complex construction issues and provide efficient, high-quality legal advice.
Prior to co-founding Margie Strub, 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 from his involvement in Canada’s first alliance contract procurement.
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 early response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Josh began his legal career at a mid-sized construction law firm where 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. Before leaving to go in-house, Josh was featured as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Dictionary, in the Commercial Arbitration practice area.
Josh is a frequent speaker at industry functions and conferences, including at the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and the Construction Super Conference. Additionally, in 2019 Josh co-founded the Construction Law course at Western Law in London, Ontario.
Updated March 2022