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Our Construction & Engineering Group helps a broad array of clients manage the risks associated with construction projects.

We take a practical and cost effective approach to risk management and have experience dealing with dispute resolution.

We have experience dealing with:

  • professional negligence;
  • professional disciplinary matters;
  • contractual disputes;
  • delay claims;
  • commercial real estate disputes
  • builders’ liens


  • Owner/contractor disputes regarding fee disputes, construction defects and delays
  • Defending architects, engineers and construction professionals accused of professional negligence.
  • Injunctions to stop specific activities on construction projects.
  • Insurance claims relating to property and equipment damage.
  • Builders' liens.
  • Negotiating with municipalities and provincial governments in disputes involving regulations.
  • Representing owners and contractors when environmental and pollution issues arise during construction and engineering projects.
  • Product liability issues.
  • Contract drafting & review
  • Risk management & loss prevention

Cameron Elder receives Lexpert® 2018 Rising Star - Leading Lawyer Under 40 award

Canadian Legal Lexpert®

19 Harper Grey lawyers recognized for litigation expertise by Benchmark Canada®, 2018

Benchmark Canada®, 2017

Harper Grey receives highest firm ranking as a “Highly Recommended” local litigation law firm in British Columbia from Benchmark Canada® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Benchmark Canada®, 2017

Chris Rusnak recognized as a “Leader in His Field” in the area of Dispute Resolution (British Columbia) by Chambers Canada® 2017

Chambers Canada®

24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized across 13 specialty areas by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017

Best Lawyers® in Canada

24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®

Harper Grey recognized as a "Leading Law Firm" regionally in the area of Dispute Resolution by Chambers Canada®, 2017

Chambers Canada®

Harper Grey receives the TAGLaw Membership Award of Distinction acknowledging 15 years of outstanding service


Martindale Hubbell® recognizes 13 Harper Grey lawyers across 27 practice areas

Martindale Hubbell®

Harper Grey recognized as a Top 10 Regional Firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the Territories by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 2012 and 2014

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

“Chris Rusnak is very strong, especially in dealing with engineering and environmental cases.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“Excellent response time, good talent from junior and intermediate to senior levels and reasonable service costs.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“A Vancouver staple, Harper Grey is perhaps the most BC-centric of the “highly recommended” firms, owing largely to the firm’s bench strength in several key areas.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“Chris Rusnak delivers exceptional service on all matters he is involved with on my behalf.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“Every day it seems like I am dealing with someone at Harper Grey, and I always find them professional, courteous and effective.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Chris Rusnak approaches everything like an engineer, everything is done very thoroughly.”

Benchmark Canada® 2012

“Harper Grey has niches, and in those niches they are the best of the best.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Chris Rusnak is an emerging presence in the BC Litigation arena. He is well regarded for his abilities in significant class action disputes, with additional expertise in construction and product liability litigation.”

Chambers Canada® 2017

“They exceeded all my expectations. I am very satisfied with their work and very happy to recommend them.”

Chambers Canada® 2017

“A lawyer who refers work to Harper Grey wrote it has ‘great service, a breadth of practice and I have never received a negative comment from referrals to the firm’.”

2014 Canadian Lawyer Magazine Stronger than Ever - Top Western & Northern Firms, September 1, 2014

“Chris Rusnak has a fascinating practice. You can’t exactly call it just ‘product liability’, could you? Although that’s a field he’s tailor-made for.”

Benchmark Canada® 2014

“The firm has real quality people, and they’ve put three people on the bench there in six years.”

Benchmark Canada® 2015

“Chris Rusnak is well respected by his peers in the Vancouver bar, and often takes a leadership role in multi-party litigation.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“They are historically known more for insurance but there’s a lot more there than meets the eye.”

Benchmark Canada® 2015

“I’m working with Chris Rusnak right now on a big case, and I’ve been very impressed with his skills and approach.”

Benchmark Canada® 2016

“Harper Grey lawyers are ‘dedicated to their clients and focused on finding and implementing practical solutions for them. The lawyers are prompt, intelligent and insightful, and provide a high level of customer service’.”

2012 Canadian Lawyer Magazine Embracing Regionalism - Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the Territories are in the Sweet Spot Right Now, October 1, 2012

“Chris Rusnak is a very smart and capable guy.”

Chambers Canada® 2017

“Harper Grey is a trial lawyer’s firm, and they’ve got a big deep bench of well-trained litigators.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Peers call Chris Rusnak ‘bright counsel’ in his work for architect engineers and professional liability defense, which includes a substantial amount of work on the ‘leaky condo’ litigation that plagued Vancouver in the wake of the city’s real estate boom.”

Benchmark Canada® 2012

“Harper Grey has a stellar pedigree as a litigation firm, and they’ve put a ton of people on the bench, observes one peer.”

Benchmark Canada® 2014

“Clients are comforted by the firm’s long history in BC. We’re steeped in the region. Our connection is such that we have knowledge of not only the issue itself, but the history of the issue in the province.” – Richard Bereti

2012 Canadian Lawyer Magazine® Embracing Regionalism - Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the Territories are in the Sweet Spot Right Now, October 1, 2012

Cameron Elder receives prestigious Rising Star - Leading Lawyers Under 40 award, Lexpert®, 2018

Lexpert®, 2018


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