Course Description

This session will focus on how to make the Builders Lien Act work for you and teach you how to get paid, and how to protect yourself and your company. If you are an owner of a residential construction company, this is an important seminar you cannot afford to miss.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand what are the only two times you should file a lien
  • How to avoid personal liability
  • Getting paid the holdback

Approved for 2.0 CPDs in Legal Issues
Note: If you have already taken this course, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: FortisBC
Patron Sponsor: BC Housing 

Matthew Potomak, Associate, Kuhn LLP

Matthew is an associate with Kuhn LLP, and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2018. Matthew’s practice focuses on a broad array of litigation matters ranging from employment issues to complex construction and commercial disputes. Matthew is a passionate advocate for his clients. He has appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Provincial Court, and various administrative tribunals. He has also represented clients in mediation and continues to develop his alternative dispute resolution practice. Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, Matthew has always maintained a focus on athletics. This has contributed to a strong work ethic, focus and drive that Matthew now brings to his legal practice. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys travelling to new places, spending time with his family and rooting for his favorite Seattle sports teams.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment