Stephen Berezowskyj co-chairs the firm’s construction and infrastructure team and is recognised by market sources for his impressive work handling sophisticated construction disputes in litigation proceedings.

Who's Who Legal

Rankings

Stephen Berezowskyj is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.

Professional Background

Steve Berezowskyj is Counsel and Co-Chair of our Construction and Infrastructure Law Group. His litigation and dispute resolution practice focuses on insurance defence and construction related disputes.

Steve regularly defends design professionals, contractors in various construction defect, warranty and general liability claims and provides advice to insurers on coverage. He also advises on procurement, builders’ liens and claims for extras and delay.

Steve acts as a fairness advisor and monitor for a range of public procurement projects.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia: 1997
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 1998

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Construction Law.
  • Recognized as a Leading Practitioner in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/ROB Infrastructure Special Edition.
  • Ranked in the areas of Construction Law and Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2020.
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Construction and Product Liability in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2018 issue of the Lexpert® Special Edition on Infrastructure.
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Construction and Professional Liability in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal — The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers as one of the top construction lawyers in Canada.

Memberships

  • Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Insurance Law Section
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Construction Law Section

Community + Volunteering

He is a soccer player and former youth coach looking for work.

Steve has appeared as counsel in all levels of the British Columbia courts and participates regularly in arbitrations, mediations and other forms of dispute resolution.

Publications

Presentations

  • Speaker, the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.
  • Presenter, “Differing Site Conditions”, Construction Forum: Lessons From Real Life Experience, October, 2018
  • Presenter, “Introduction to the Builders Lien Act”, AIBC, June, 2018
  • Presenter, “Small Construction Disputes”, CLE Seminar, February 2018
  • Presenter, “An Architect’s Guide to not Getting Sued”, AIBC, May, 2017