Professional Background

Steve Berezowskyj is Associate 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 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

  • Construction Insurance and Bonds – A Primer
  • The Tender Process: Protecting Yourself from Claim Risk
  • Insurance Reform Finally Arrives in British Columbia
  • Claims Adjusting Reports May be Disclosed
  • Lien and Mean
  • Fair Play and Accuracy Essential During Tendering Process
  • Biting the Hand that Fed You: Former Employees and Client Information
  • Joint Venture, Disjointed Liability
  • The Rules Have Changed But Litigation Remains the Same
  • Waiving Your Claim Goodbye
  • Slippery Slopes Lead to Liability
  • You can teach an old lawyer new rules?
  • Misinformed Investors May Sue Professionals
  • Reminder to Insurers: Your Claims Adjusting Reports May be Disclosed
  • Recent Decisions Expand Liability for Commercial Hosts
  • Navigating Condo Floods – Who Pays?
  • Damage Clauses – Are They Enforceable?

Presentations

  • Speaker, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
  • Speaker, the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.