Dan Hepburn has more than 10 years of experience as litigation lawyer in British Columbia, having been called to the bar in May 2009. He is a graduate of UBC law. Since 2014, Dan’s practice has primarily been focused on construction and real estate law. Earlier in his career, Dan was involved in the defence of insurance claims as well as general commercial and civil litigation. Throughout his career Dan has also been involved in estate and wills variation claims, acting for beneficiaries, executors, and trustees in complex disputes over substantial estates with large property and/or business holdings.
Dan has extensive trial experience, having been involved as lead counsel in many lengthy Supreme Court trials, appeals and court hearings, including successful applications for Mareva injunctions (freezing orders), the cancellation of builders liens or Certificates of Pending Litigation (CPL) from title to lands, as well as one of the lengthiest and most heavily contested Creditors Companies Arrangement Act proceedings in British Columbia history. He has been counsel on a number of important reported decisions on builders liens, including one of the only successful abuse of process claims related to the filing of an inflated builders lien in British Columbia.
Dan strives to obtain the best result possible for his clients, through the effective and strategic use of court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution processes. In the vast majority of cases, settlement is the most cost effective and beneficial outcome for clients. Where settlement is not possible, Dan has the experience and skill necessary to effectively advocate for his clients in the courtroom.