Katrina Yaworsky joined SHK as an associate in 2015 after articling with the firm. Katrina’s interests in business and entrepreneurship led her to obtain a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Law school took Katrina to Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she concentrated on business, corporate, commercial and tax courses.
Katrina’s practice focuses on corporate and business law. The breadth of Katrina’s practice is comprised of structuring and directing asset and share transactions, assisting clients with wills and estate matters, and effectively advocating on behalf of clients at the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia. Prior to joining SHK, Katrina was a law student for the Association of Professional Engineers and Architects of BC, where she acquired legal and analytical experience in construction law.
While attending law school, Katrina gained considerable litigation experience with the UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, a non-profit society that provides pro bono legal advice and representation. To complement her academics, Katrina volunteered as a pro bono legal assistant for the Provincial Autism Centre and she welcomed incoming students to Dalhousie by coordinating and leading the Law Student Orientation Week.
Katrina was awarded the Euro-Canadian Partnership in Business Studies Scholarship for her studies abroad in 2009, the Sales and Marketing Executives of Vancouver Scholarship for high academic standing in 2010, and she was recognized by her law school peers with the Graduating Class Book Prize in 2014.
Katrina is a member of the Law Society of BC and the Canadian Bar Association. She is an active member of the Women Lawyers Forum and the Young Lawyers Subsections of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch. Outside the office, Katrina enjoys attending events with the Canadian Construction Women Association, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.
Katrina likes reading fiction, experiencing diverse cultures through traveling, and attending the opera. Katrina’s love of traveling encouraged her to study commerce abroad in Milan, Italy at the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and in Lund, Sweden at Lund University.