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On-demand integrated legal support for ​construction projects & teams



We help answer legal procurement questions and assess legal risk during pursuit.


We assist with contract review, drafting and negotiation, and can prepare contract administration plans.


We prepare contract administration plans, train, and provide contract management support during construction.

Dispute Resolution

We support project teams and in-house counsel with dispute avoidance or mitigation, negotiation, and dispute resolution.

We provide on-demand, integrated legal support across the construction project lifecycle

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More organizations are retaining independent contract legal services. Traditional high-quality external legal services can be too expensive to use throughout the project life cycle.

Existing in-house counsel may not have the capacity to focus on all valuable projects or tasks at all times, but particularly during crunch periods.

Building in-house legal capacity can be expensive, time-consuming and may not be necessary to address legal needs which are short-term or do not require full-time counsel.

We bridge the gap between external and in-house counsel by offering nimble, integrated, value-for-money legal services that allow project teams and in-house counsel to focus on core tasks.


We work seamlessly to increase your project or team's legal capacity, manage legal risks, improve contract administration, and resolve disputes earlier

Meet Web

Webnesh Haile is the founder and principal lawyer at Traction Legal. She is a construction and infrastructure lawyer ranked since 2021 in Best Lawyers in Canada for Construction Law. She previously practiced construction law with two of Canada's top national construction law firms, and continues to work with one of these firms on a project basis.

Web has acted for owners, general contractors, subcontractors and sureties. She has drafted and advised on the negotiation of standard form and bespoke construction contracts. She has provided project shadowing for large construction projects, and supported clients engaged in dispute resolution, including negotiations, mediation, litigation and arbitration.

Web  founded Traction Legal  to provide flexible, high quality, affordable and business-minded legal services that support your organization's broader goals. 


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Want to explore how we can work together? Let's set up a complimentary meeting to discuss:

  • your strategic goals;

  • your legal needs;

  • your desired level of integration;

We then propose an approach that addresses your goals.


During our mandate, we can ramp our involvement up or down as needed.

Contact Us

T: 416-557-0697

250 University Ave, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5H 3E5

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