Tuesday Feb 25, 2020
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM 

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The Vue Event Venue
195 Galaxy Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 6R7

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Betty Quan
416-499-4000 ext 4119

These changes include a new statutory regime for prompt payment of invoices, and a new dispute resolution process called adjudication to deal with most types of project disputes.

Given the significance of these changes to the Construction Act, we invite you to a must-attend SWA seminar on February 25, 2020.

Speakers will highlight the key features of the changes and share practical advice about how to adjust to the realities of prompt payment and adjudication.  The presentation will help you navigate through the transition rules, and suggest how to update your contracts and processes. Our speakers will guide you through the changes and provide you with practice tips based on their experience with the changes!


Members $105 + HST
Non-Members $120.00 + HST

Sponsorships are available 



 Faren Bogach 
is an experienced litigator at WeirFoulds with a practice that focuses on construction and infrastructure.

Faren has significant expertise helping clients navigate through a broad range of complex disputes.  She works with clients from across the construction pyramid including owners, contractors, consultants, subcontractors and trades.  She has experience with project strategy, as well as, lien, contract, procurement, professional negligence, and delay claims.

Faren uses a practical approach when handling disputes and is able to identify issues and work with her clients to provide innovative solutions.  She is dedicated to guiding her clients through the whole process from contract formation, project strategy, and if necessary litigation.  It is this approach that has led to Faren successfully solving and resolving a myriad of concerns and disputes on behalf of her clients.  Faren was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in Construction Law.

Faren is committed to the construction industry and is a former director of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction. She has also taught the Law and Construction Contracts course at George Brown College, School of Construction Management and Trades, and School of Architectural Studies.

Faren is a director of Brenyon Way Charitable Foundation and Ridgeford Charitable Foundation; not for profit organizations that provide quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Toronto.


Sandra Astolfo
is a Partner at WeirFoulds with a practise devoted to infrastructure and construction law. She has worked with her clients for almost 25 years and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs and industry conferences.

From negotiating construction agreements, to providing contract administration advice, to litigating, mediating and arbitrating disputes, Sandra advocates on behalf of all project participants. She also assists her clients with protecting their interests in the event of a project participant’s insolvency.

Sandra is a Fellow of both the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Both are associations composed of outstanding lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct.

She is certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Construction Law and has authored numerous articles on various construction law topics.

Sandra is the recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s 2019 Construction and Infrastructure Law Award of Excellence and is the first female recipient of the award.  She is also repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Construction Law.


Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be issued up to two weeks prior to the event and a $25 administrative fee will apply. 
After that time, no refunds will be permitted. “No Shows” will not receive a refund. Substitutions are permitted.