In-House Insights: Chris Moran

  • March 05, 2022
  • Chris Moran, General Counsel, Maple Reinders Group; Dan Fridmar, Fridmar Professional Corporation

Typically, there are two types of lawyers: those who work in a firm (or as solo practitioners) and those who act as in-house counsel for one client (or group of related clients). As more and more lawyers join the construction bar, there is greater interest in what life looks like with in-house counsel for construction companies.

For this newsletter, we decided it would be interesting to interview a number of in-house counsel at construction companies for their insights and experiences on this topic. These next few posts will be a series of short Q&A’s that will hopefully shed light and provide valuable information to OBA’s construction and infrastructure law bar on the experiences of in-house lawyers in construction companies. 

Christopher P. Moran – In-House Counsel at Maple Reinders Group Ltd.

Chris Moran is the General Counsel of the Maple Reinders Group, where he is responsible for all of the legal aspects of Maple Reinders’ business. Prior to joining Maple Reinders, Chris worked for another large international General Contractor, and before that was in private practice with a successful construction law boutique where he represented domestic and international stakeholders within the construction industry.  Chris has extensive experience in all areas of the construction industry, including claims and litigation, procurement and tendering, contract drafting and negotiation, project finance and has been directly involved in the procurement and closing of numerous large and complex infrastructure projects.

Mr. Moran is extremely active within the industry, including acting as an Executive of the Construction & Infrastructure Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, is the Past Chair (2015) of the Construction Corporate Counsel Forum, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs. Chris was actively involved in the review and modification of the Construction Act in Ontario working as part of the advisory committee, as well as working with the Ontario General Contractors Association and General Contractors Alliance of Canada.