David McKenzie
Operating through a Law Corporation
Samantha Vendargon (she/her)


David Mckenzie is one of the leading construction lawyers in British Columbia. David has spent his career developing his knowledge of construction law while acting for developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers as legal counsel in all aspects of the construction industry. Both a litigator and solicitor, he advises clients at all stages of a project, from procurement to builders liens.

David has represented clients in contract drafting and negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and court proceedings. He is also a frequent chair and lecturer at construction law conferences for both the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the Pacific Business and Legal Institute.

Prior to law school, David farmed and was responsible for managing 8-10 human labourers and approximately 2,000,000 honey bees. When not working, David tries to have as much fun as legally possible with family, friends and acquaintances.

Experience Highlights

  • Project counsel providing clients with advice on project disputes and builders liens
  • Counsel responsible for preparing construction contract documents
  • Counsel responsible for preparing procurement documentation for general contractors, developers, First Nations and public institutions
  • Counsel for a contractor in an action to recover substantial amounts owed for work performed, including liening a large mine in Nunavut
  • Counsel for a former owner of a large contaminated site concerning remediation work
  • Counsel for contractors in pursuing numerous multi-million dollar lien claims, including lien claims against mineral leases

Education & Bar Admissions

  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2000
  • LL.B, University of British Columbia, 2006
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2007

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Ranked by Lexpert as a repeatedly recommended leading practitioner of construction law in British Columbia
  • Ranked by Doyles Guide as a leading construction, engineering and infrastructure lawyer in British Columbia

Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Appointments & Activities

  • Editor and author, British Columbia Builders Lien Practice Manual
  • Contributing author, British Columbia Real Estate Development Practice Manual
  • Committee member and chair, Builders Lien Act Reform Project Committee of the British Columbia Law Institute