Rick Shaban is National Co-Chair of BLG's Construction Group based in Toronto. He is one of Canada's leading infrastructure, surety and construction lawyers, and is recognized by highly esteemed agencies such as Chambers Global, The Lexpert/American Lawyers Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and both the International and Canadian editions of Who's Who Legal: Construction. He was recently recognized as one of the top lawyers globally by Acritas.
Rick has over thirty years' experience in this industry, bringing practical legal and industry-specific expertise to each client engagement. He is uniquely positioned as both a barrister and a transactional lawyer. He is as comfortable in the boardroom as he is in the court room. He has been actively involved in a large number of infrastructure projects – successfully leading transaction teams and closing a number of P3 deals as well as crafting complex project agreements. Rick also has extensive experience in dispute resolution having resolved countless project disputes including appearances at every level of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Rick is the Immediate Past President and a founding Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and is also the Program Director for the Osgoode Law School P3 Certificate program.