Rick Shaban is a senior partner in BLG's construction group based in Toronto. He is one of Canada's leading infrastructure, government construction contracts, surety and construction lawyers, and is recognised 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. In 2019, he was awarded the Lexology Client Choice Award (Acritas).
Rick has over 30 years’ experience bringing practical legal and industry-specific expertise to each client. He is uniquely positioned with extensive experience in transactional work and dispute resolution. He is 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 using most project delivery methods. Rick has extensive experience in domestic and international dispute resolution having resolved countless project disputes including appearances at every level of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Rick is a founding fellow and a past president of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, a former member of the finance committee of the Canadian Construction Association, a member of the International Bar Association (ICP), the American Bar Association’s tort trial and insurance practice section, the fidelity and surety law committee and the Forum on the Construction Industry. He is also a member of the Canadian Counsel for P3s and involved in the Surety Association of Canada. He was also a co-director of the Osgoode Hall Certificate Program in P3s and he was recently named one of the top lawyers globally by Acritas/Sharplegal.