Grant Mayovsky

Grant H. Mayovsky  


Executive Summary

Grant Mayovsky is a partner in our Vancouver office. Grant focuses his practice on litigation and dispute resolution with an emphasis on construction, insurance, surety, warranty, creditors’ remedies, banking and fraud loss recovery. He has developed particular expertise in dealing with public/private infrastructure claims, defective work and deficiency claims and related insurance matters, delay and productivity claims, building warranty claims, debt recovery, indemnity enforcement, and defence of claims against financial institutions and claims arising from mortgage fraud loss and bills of exchange.

Representative Work

  • Acted for design builders, contractors and owners on numerous occasions to pursue builders' risk, liability and errors and omissions insurance claims, including acting as successful trial counsel and co-counsel in Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, 2014 BCSC 1568, a multi-million-dollar builders' risk claim.
  • Acted for design builders in both pursuing and responding to significant multi-million-dollar claims arising from various public/private and infrastructure projects throughout British Columbia, including advancement of claims through all levels of project dispute resolution procedures.
  • Acted for both owners and contractors in numerous multi-million-dollar construction delay and productivity claims, including as co-counsel for an international commercial arbitration hearing in London, UK.
  • Acted for owners, developers, stratas, design-builders and contractors in pursuing and defending complex construction defects and deficiency claims, including as lead counsel for a multi-million-dollar domestic arbitration of an MSE wall failure.
  • Acted for both warranty providers and owners in defending or pursuing building warranty claims.
  • Regularly advised both owners and contractors on contractual disputes involving issues of notice, default, termination, set-off, withholding of funds and related claims and dispute resolution.
  • Acted as counsel on significant performance bond and labour and material bond claims for both contractors and sureties.
  • Regularly defended financial institutions in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on a variety of claims, including claims arising from bills of exchange matters.
  • Acted on numerous occasions for a variety of clients, including several financial institutions in connection with pursuing recovery of losses arising from fraud loss, including mortgage fraud.

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Builder's Risk Policies," Lexpert's 4th Annual Canadian Construction Insurance Law Conference, Toronto, June 2016.
  • Presenter, "Check Your Privilege: A Primer on Legal Privilege and How to Keep it," BLG U, May 2016.
  • Co-Author, "What Does Your Client's Course of Construction Policy Really Cover?", Construction Economist, Summer 2015.
  • Speaker, "Builder's Risk Policies," Lexpert 3rd Annual Canadian Construction Insurance Law course: New Ways to Manage Risk and Avoid Liability, June 2015.
  • Co-Author, "Damages for Breach of Contract: How are such damages measured?" On-Site Magazine, March 2015.
  • Co-Author, "Design, Build, Insure: What a B.C. Court Case Means For Your Construction Clients," Canadian Insurance Top Broker, January 2015.
  • Co-Author,"Course of Construction ("ALL RISKS") Insurance Standard Defect Exclusion Interpreted for First Time; Fortuity, Damage and other Insurance Coverage Issues Clarified," Insight from Hindsight, February 2015.
  • Author,“Standard Exclusion Clause in Course of Construction Insurance Interpreted for The First Time: Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc. V. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company,” Construction Law Letter, Volume 31, Number 2, November/December 2014.
  • ​Co-Author,"Legal Issues: Infrastructure project insurance," Construction Canada, December 2014.
  • ​Speaker, "Insurance, Recent Trends and Developments," CBA National Construction Law Conference, Toronto, Ontario, September 19-20, 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Precedent setting case: standard exclusion in course of construction insurance policy interpreted for first time​,” BLG’s Construction and Engineering Newsletter, August 2014.​
  • ​Co-Author, "Discretionary Clauses: Unfettered Discretion, Reasonableness and Good Faith," On-Site Magazine, February 2014.
  • Speaker, “Change Management,” SNC Lavalin Seminar, November 2013 and December 2013.
  • Speaker, “Claims:  Understanding the Consequences of Changes and Supervening Events,” BLG Construction Law Seminar, June 2013.
  • Co-Author, “Extensions of Time Matter: A Primer on Time Being at Large and Acceleration,” On-Site, Canada’s Construction Magazine, June 2013.
  • Co-Author, “BC’s New Limitation Act – Significant Changes to BC Claim Deadlines,” BC Road Builders’ Newsletter, The Voice, July/August 2012.
  • Co-Author, “BC's New Limitation Act,” Construction Business Magazine, May/June 2012.
  • Co-Speaker, “Mortgage Fraud,” Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia Conference and Trade Show, May 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Utility Relocation Risks, On-Site Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011.
  • Speaker, “Creditor Remedies for Legal Support Staff,” The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC), 2011.
  • Speaker, “Practising Under the New Rules:  Strategic Considerations,” CLE, Civil Litigation Bootcamp, 2010.
  • Contributing Author, Annotated Guide to British Columbia Creditors’ Remedies, CLE BC, 2005-10.
  • Co-Speaker, “Follow Up:  Using the Results of Your Investigation,” Canadian Institute’s “Conducting Internal Investigations” Conference, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Mortgage Fraud:  Recent Cases, Prevention and Response, New Approaches, New Threats,” Credit Union Security Seminar (CUCBC: Vancouver and Kelowna), April 8 and 16, 2008.
  • Co-Author, “How to Document a Construction Claim,” Modular Building Institute Magazine, and also Western Investor Magazine, 2003.