Rick Del Vecchio practices construction and commercial litigation, with specialized experience in construction-related claims, real estate litigation, partnership litigation, shareholder disputes, and general debt-recovery and contractual disputes.

Rick advises and represents participants in the construction industry with respect to construction liens, surety bond claims, claims for breach of contract and breach of trust, negligence, and delay, including in the context of traditional litigation, settlement negotiations, mediations and arbitrations.

Rick provides legal services in the areas of:

Construction Litigation: preservation and perfection of construction liens, legal advice and representation with respect to all aspects of construction-related litigation, such as motions, settlement negotiations, and mediations in respect of construction lien claims, surety bond claims, claims for breach of contract or breach of trust, negligence, and delay claims.

Shareholder disputes: experience in dispute resolution between shareholders and corporations, including claims under the oppression section of the Ontario Business Corporations Act.

Rick has been involved in proceedings (including trials, references, motions and applications) at various levels of court, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared as counsel before various tribunals, including the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Rick has developed expertise in electronic discovery, including planning and implementing electronic evidence strategies, and leading and coordinating teams for large scale documentary review and production.

Rick is currently the Co-Leader of Miller Thomson’s Construction Litigation Group.

Rick was named in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List and Future Star Category for 2020.

Rick is also very involved in student and lawyer recruitment and mentorship at the firm.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Arts from York University.  He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

Rick taught the Civil Trial Procedures and Advocacy course to first-year students in the paralegal program at Sheridan College Institute.

Rick is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Italian Advocates Association, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.

Prior to joining Miller Thomson, Rick practiced commercial and construction litigation at a number of boutique and full-service law firms in Ontario.