Education

  • LL.B., 2006
    University of Montréal

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Nikolas Blanchette

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Nikolas Blanchette is a litigator with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. His practice focuses mainly on complex civil, administrative, and commercial disputes. He specializes in real estate and contract litigation.

Real Estate Litigation

Nikolas heads the real estate litigation practice group in the Montréal and Québec City offices. He has extensive experience in the following areas: commercial leases, municipal taxation (commercial, industrial and mining sites), co-ownership, real estate projects and transactions, zoning and urban planning, latent defects, soil contamination, real estate appraisal, neighbourhood disturbances, etc. He has considerable experience in expropriation and often works with specialized appraisers.

Contract and Civil Litigation

Nikolas is also regularly called upon to resolve contract disputes and has handled a wide variety of complex agreements (sales, service, franchise, insurance, financing, distribution, transportation, royalty, consignment, instalment sales, etc.), involving clients from different sectors of the business community. Over the years, Nikolas has developed an expertise in contract interpretation which he regularly shares with his colleagues through professional training sessions.

Integrity. Determination. Justice.

With integrity and determination, Nikolas will do the utmost to ensure that his clients obtain justice. He does not hesitate to raise the most creative and ingenious arguments before the courts in order to ensure the success of the mandates with which he is entrusted. His cases often require quick procedural interventions such as safeguard orders, seizures, injunctions, evictions, etc.

Nikolas regularly appears before the Quebec civil courts and administrative tribunals at both the trial and appellate levels, and also pleads before domestic arbitration boards.

Honours and Awards

  • LL.B. UdeM (2006) – Dean's list of excellence for Université de Montréal's faculty of law

Community Involvement

  • Vice President - Legal affairs and stewardship, Board of directors of Member of Groupe Connexions Montréal, a non-profit multidisciplinary organism created to develop a network for young professionals throughout the Greater Montreal area
  • Vice President-Communications of the Board and active Member of Groupe Connexions Montréal, a non-profit multidisciplinary organism created to develop a network for young professionals throughout the Greater Montreal area
  • Speaker, Operation Back to School organized by The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (16th and 17th Editions)
  • Member of the jury for the South-West and Ville-Marie sectors of the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest (QEC) (2013 Edition)
  • Pro bono representation of Maison du développement durable (since 2013) 
  • Member of the jury of the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest (QEC), SDÉVM division (Société de développement économique de Ville-Marie) (2012 Edition)

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association  
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Member, Urban Development Institute of Quebec
  • Member, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal