Founded in 1991, SHK began as a specialized construction and insurance defence firm. Our extensive knowledge of the construction industry and record of successful dispute resolution are the reasons we have developed a reputation that is second to none and have maintained a longstanding and loyal construction client base.
We are frequent contributors to legal documentation being produced by Canadian construction organizations such as CCDC, BCICAC and ACEC and are active members of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Builders Lien Reform Project, British Columbia Construction Roundtable and Construction Law Sections of the Canadian Bar, as well as acting as members of the Editorial Board of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Builders Lien Practice Manual and adjunct professors to the UBC Civil Engineering program. In addition, our lawyers are highly rated and recommended as leaders in construction law by our peers and in legal publications, including Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings and Best Lawyers.
We know construction and have built our reputation on that foundation.
SHK has grown to become a leading multi-practice firm, with expertise in over 25 practice areas across 9 major industries.
We provide expert advice to professionals, including architects, engineers, accountants, financial advisors, actuaries, insurance brokers, mortgage brokers, insurance brokers, real estate licensees, property managers and private health-care professionals, including psychologists, nurses, dental hygienists and naturopaths.
Additionally, our business law group meets the individual needs of all dimensions of business, from sole proprietors to multinational corporations, with the singular aim of helping our clients reach their business and financial objectives.
Creativity, integrity, pro-active work ethic and collaboration are critical components to our culture, practice and vision. These core values are also at the centre of our efforts to innovate and modernize our practice to ensure that our clients benefit from our services as fully, and as efficiently, as possible.