Bill Woodhead


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403.232.9765  604.640.4127

Bill practises corporate commercial, construction and energy law, with an emphasis on public-private partnerships and construction contracts. His expertise includes:

  • Public-private partnerships
  • Rail and light rail projects 
  • Commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects
  • Power plant and industrial EPC contracts
  • Procurement documents and agreements to design, build and construct any asset
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Bill completed his articles with BLG. Before law school, he worked for six years as a project and account manager in the software industry.

Bill provides legal services through a Law Corporation.


  • Acted for the City of Edmonton in respect of its $2 billion plus Valley Line LRT Project.
  • Acted for the City of Vancouver on the Canada Line SkyTrain
  • Acted for Metrolinx on procurement and construction matters on the UP Express rail link project.
  • Represents various owners and contractors on several Canadian contractual interpretation issues and COVID-19 related advice in respect their major infrastructure projects.
  • Lead counsel to a large municipality in Alberta on all infrastructure related matters for its major projects.
  • Lead counsel for various ownership groups in their design and construction of multiple commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects in British Columbia and Alberta.
  • Represented an LNG developer in its proposal to design, build and operate an LNG Plant in Ontario.
  • Represented the Government of Canada in respect to a construction agreement review and due diligence relating to the purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan for C$4.5B.
  • Acted as counsel to Alberta Health Services for the completion of a joint venture between Axium Infrastructure and Revera Inc. to acquire and share ownership in 32 long-term care facilities across Canada.
  • Acted for the concessionaire in the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance for the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Project.
  • Represented the City of Edmonton in the Edmonton LRT Valley Line Project.
  • Represented the Government of British Columbia in the design, build, financing and maintenance of the Okanagan Correctional Centre Project.
  • Represented B.C. Hydro in the design, build, partial financing and rehabilitation of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project in Campbell River, B.C.
  • Represented Graham Building Services and related Graham entities in respect of the design, build and financing for the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project.
  • Acted for a design-build joint venture in respect of the design, build, finance and maintenance for Alberta Schools Phase 3.
  • Acted for a design-build joint venture in respect of the design, build, finance, and maintenance for Alberta Schools Phase 2.
  • Acted as lead counsel for a design-build joint venture in respect of its bid on the Darlington water treatment plant.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Founder, Infrastructure Professionals Association, 2018 to Present
  • Founder, Young Leaders in Infrastructure, Calgary Chapter, 2015 to 2018
  • Executive Committee, Construction Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association, 2017 to present
  • Director, British Columbia Construction Round Table, 2012 to 2014
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Business Law and Construction Law Subsections
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia and Alberta

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids
  • Volunteer, BLG United Way Program

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Infrastructure Law) and in 2024, 2023 and 2021 editions for Construction Law.
  • Recognized in the 2024, 2023 and 2021 editions of the Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of the Doyles Guide - Leading Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Lawyers – British Columbia.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2015
  • British Columbia, 2012
  • BA (Dist.), University of Victoria, 2002
  • JD (Dist.), University of Saskatchewan, 2011