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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

  • For Organizations
    We provide fractional in-house counsel support for small and mid-sized owners and construction companies. We can: ​ Develop, review and update standard-form contracts, forms, and checklists. Develop and deliver internal training on legal issues. Identify legal risks through regular touchpoints - such as participation in standing meetings - and recommend mitigations. Manage legal issues, including developing claims and disputes. Provide status reports to internal stakeholders on active legal issues.
  • For Projects
    We provide integrated project support for mid-sized and large construction projects. We can: ​Provide legal advice during procurement. Draft, review, and negotiate project-specific contracts. Prepare contract administration plans summarizing key contract obligations and timelines. Develop and deliver internal training. Prepare briefing notes. Identify legal project risks through regular touchpoints and recommend mitigations. Review and revise correspondence to protect your position. Help project teams and executives to prepare for and participate in dispute resolution processes.
  • Other Services
    We can support your team or project with ad-hoc services or special projects. We are happy to tailor a package that works best for your project or team
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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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