Andrew Gurlesky


Andrew Gurlesky is Counsel to McLauchlin & Associates. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983.

Andrew is Counsel to McLauchlin & Associates. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983. For more than 32 years, his practice has related to advising and representing clients in the construction industry, including private and public owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and engineers.

Andrew's project experience includes infrastructure, transportation, road building and servicing, engineering, high-rise and commercial buildings, heavy industrial, manufacturing, mining, tunnelling, transmission line and gas-fired, hydro and biomass co-generation power projects. His experience also includes the "up-front" work in structuring, negotiating and drafting project agreements from tender to subcontract levels, as well as experience working on the operational side of the power generation industry.

Andrew has represented clients at all judicial levels in the Province of Ontario. He has extensive experience in carriage of large, multi-party, document intensive construction litigation claims and disputes, including insurance claims.

Andrew lectures and has prepared and presented numerous papers in the area of construction law to lawyer and industry groups and has published articles in trade publications. Andrew is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Construction Association. He is a member of the teaching faculty of the Construction Education Council and the University of Waterloo.

Andrew is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, and as a leading practitioner in Construction Law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Andrew maintains a Martindale-Hubbell rating of BV Distinguished, indicating a legal ability rating of high to very high and a general ethical standards rating of adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Andrew is a Fellow and Governor of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.


Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario

Bar Admission

Called to the Bar (Ontario), 1983

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association — Ontario
American Bar Association
Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
Toronto Construction Association

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(416) 368-2513

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