Construction

Primary Contact

SHK built its reputation in construction law and is uniquely positioned to address your business needs by providing a full range of legal services at every stage of a construction project.

We frequently provide advice with respect to:

  • Corporate structuring, including joint ventures and private public partnership (P3) agreements
  • Financing
  • Zoning
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Tendering
  • Bonding
  • Construction contract administration, including:
    • Contract Interpretation
    • Work Stoppages
    • Risk Management
    • Enforcing contractual rights and remedies
  • Delay claims
  • Claims for extras
  • Deficiencies
  • Warranty claims
  • Builders liens
  • Holdback administration
  • Construction mediation/arbitration/litigation
  • Fee disputes
  • Contractor liability
  • Owner liability
  • Professional liability
  • Professional conduct complaints

We 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 also review and contribute to legal documentation being produced by Canadian construction organizations such as CCDC, BCICAC and ACEC and are actively involved in the industry as 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 Association – British Columbia Branch, as well as acting as members of the Editorial Board of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Builders Lien Practice Manual.

Our substantial knowledge, breadth of experience 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.