Tim M. Sportschuetz

Tim joined SHK as an articling student in 2017 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in May 2018. Tim focuses on construction disputes, construction liens and the many other legal issues that arise before, during and after the course of construction projects.  Tim has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.

Tim graduated from Florida State University summa cum laude, with a dual major in finance/accounting and real estate.  Following his undergraduate studies, Tim was the COO of a contractor specializing in heavy earthworks and civil infrastructure projects with operations spanning BC. For six years, Tim’s responsibilities included the oversight of company finances, job-costing, bid and RFP reviews, dispute resolution processes, and the company’s bonding and insurance facilities. Tim also consulted for various construction firms throughout his career, including one of the leading rock and slope stabilization contractors based in BC.

Tim’s experience dealing with  project owners, engineers, suppliers and contractor and subcontractor representatives gives him a unique understanding of the operational and financial aspects of the construction industry.

While working toward his law degree at UBC, Tim was the founder and president of the public speaking club and was an active member of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Tim complemented his law degree with the Peter A. Allard School of Law Business Concentration, an integrative and interdisciplinary program that aims to incorporate theoretical and practical elements of business, development and infrastructure law.

Tim is fluent in German and conversational in Spanish.

Professional Activities & Memberships

Tim is a member of the Law Society of BC and the Canadian Bar Association. He is an active member of the Construction, Real Estate, and Young Lawyers Subsections of the Canadian Bar Association. Tim is a member of the executive of the Construction Law Subsection. Outside the office, Tim frequently attends events with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, the Urban Land Institute and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.

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Areas of Practice

Education and Year of Call

  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia 2018
  • J.D., Business Law Concentration, Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia 2017
  • Dual bachelor of science (summa cum laude), Accounting and Real Estate, Florida State University, School of Business 2009