Adnan Habib is an experienced litigation lawyer and mediator dedicated to resolving construction and complex commercial disputes. These include construction law cases related to bonds, contaminated sites, delay claims, deficiency claims, insurance coverage, liens, leaky buildings and priority disputes. A significant component of Adnan’s practice involves insolvency matters including secured and unsecured realizations, receiverships, foreclosures, CCAA matters, lease defaults, bankruptcy, breach of trust and fraud.
Adnan takes a pragmatic approach to the resolution of disputes. He has helped private and public owners, first nations, developers, general contractors, consultants, insurers, financial institutions, private lenders, receivers, strata corporations, subcontractors and suppliers in a wide variety of matters.
Adnan has appeared before all levels of Court in British Columbia. He is committed to the use of alternate dispute resolution.
Adnan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1989 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1992. He received intensive mediation training from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. He was called to the Bar in 1993 and has been a partner since January 2000.
He served as a managing partner from January 2005 to June 2018. During this time, he dealt with the day to day issues involved in running a business, worked collaboratively with others in making difficult decisions and provided leadership to the firm.
Adnan is active with various associations. He has served as Vice-President (Education & Training) for the Fraser Valley Home Builders’ Association, is a member of the Construction Law, Insolvency and Insurance Subsections of the Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, the Young Insolvency Professionals Group and American Bar Association.
Adnan is a frequent lecturer at conferences and seminars sponsored by a variety of associations including the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Pacific Business and Law Institute and various chapters of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.