Builders' Liens Update 2015


Course Date: November 24, 2015

Total: 5h 16min

Welcome and Introduction

John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Donald A. Thompson, PEng — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Builders Lien Act Overview

John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

What Work is Lienable

  • delivering materials and workers to site
  • removing materials from site
  • industrial machinery
  • off-site work
  • design work
  • security services
  • project management services

Tyler S. Galbraith — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver  

What Land is Lienable and How to Find It

  • federal lands and undertakings
  • First Nations lands
  • LNG, oil and gas projects
  • mines
  • hydroelectric projects
  • leasehold interests
  • scope of the “improvement”
  • how to identify the land to lien

David McKenzie — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver 
Donald A. Thompson, PEng — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion

Networking Break

Alternative Sources of Payment

  • “Shimco” liens
  • bond claims
  • breach of trust claims

Dirk H. Laudan — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver 

Getting Liens Off Title

  • striking liens
  • securing liens: court orders and trust agreements
  • saving time and money with desk orders

J. Marc MacEwing — Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson Law Corporation, Vancouver 

Questions & Discussion

Networking Lunch

Lien Issues in an Insolvency

  • lien rights
  • trust rights
  • CRA requirements to pay

Marina A. Pratchett, QC — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver   

Ethics Issues and Practice Management Issues

  • ethical questions
  • negligence claims and how to avoid them

John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Donald A. Thompson, PEng — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion

Networking Break

Popular Misconceptions

  • the most common misconceptions regarding liens

Ryan R. Chalmers — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Lien Filing Periods—Traps For The Unwary

  • the basic rules
  • completion without certification
  • certification issues

Stephen P. Coyle — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion