Alexander Holburn names Christopher Hirst Managing Partner

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher Hirst, Partner and leader of the firm’s Construction + Engineering Practice, has been appointed Managing Partner. Chris succeeds Bruno De Vita, QC, who held the position from 1998 to 2002 and then again from June 2012 to December 2018.

As one of British Columbia’s most trusted construction advisors, Chris is known for his commitment to client service, his longstanding client relationships and his significant contributions to the construction industry. He is a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues of interest to the construction and business communities. He is also the co-author of the “Annotated Builders Lien Act, 2007 – 2008” (3rd ed) and a contributing author to the “Builders Lien Practice Manual” both published by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC).

Chris began his career at Alexander Holburn in 1994 as a summer student and became a partner in 2003. His areas of practice include construction and engineering, environmental and insurance. Chris’ background, commitment to the firm and demonstrated excellence in prior leadership roles, including chair of the firm’s Client Service Program and membership in the firm’s Compensation and Strategic Planning committees, make him the ideal candidate for Managing Partner.

“Chris is an outstanding choice to serve as the firm’s new Managing Partner. He’s an excellent lawyer and a natural leader. Most importantly, he is universally respected by all who deal with him, including our lawyers and staff and our colleagues at other firms. His career success is built on his commitment to his clients and the longstanding relationships he has built in the industries he serves, as well as the leadership he has provided to the firm as a practice group leader and key decision-maker,” stated Bruno De Vita.

Chris added: “Bruno has done an excellent job leading our firm not once, but twice. It is a great honour to be taking over for him. I look forward to continuing to push his vision forward and overseeing the continued growth of the firm.”

For further information on this announcement, contact Sarah Kuchka, Director, Marketing + Business Development at 604 628 2734 or email

Issued via PR Newswire January 9, 2019, at 6:00 AM Pacific Time.

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