McMillan lawyers Geza Banfai and Jason J Annibale are program directors of the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, offered this fall and early next year at the premier law school’s professional development program. Along with other lawyers from McMillan’s Chambers-ranked Construction Group, both will offer their expertise on the construction industry in Canada. The program provides academic rigour and business solutions which have a track record of success in the real world.

McMillan’s Contributions

Geza Banfai will be speaking on “Collaborative Contracting: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)” and “Key Terms in Construction Contracts.” He will moderate “The Decision-Makers’ Speak! View from the Bench” and lead the interactive workshop “Saving the Troubled Project.”

Geza is widely respected in the legal community and construction industry. Recognized by Chambers Canada as a Senior Statesperson in Construction Law in the 2024 Guide, he is known for providing practical and sound business advice. Geza is sought out by a variety of clients on diverse projects and represents all types of construction stakeholders, including lenders, owners, general contractors, material suppliers, testing consultants and design, architectural and engineering professionals.

Jason J Annibale, the co-leader of McMillan’s National Construction and Infrastructure Group, will be speaking on “How to Succeed in Dispute Resolution Processes” and will facilitate the interactive workshop “Saving the Troubled Project.”

Jason is recognized as one of Canada’s leading construction, infrastructure and energy lawyers. He acts in highly complex construction law disputes and sophisticated project finance transactions for clients throughout the construction pyramid, including authorities, special purpose vehicles, lenders, contractors and owners. An authority in his field, Jason regularly speaks on construction-related topics and frequently publishes. He is the author of the chapter on dispute resolution in the LexisNexis text, Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law Policy and Value for Money.