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Annie Bernard Montréal Partner/Associée

Annie Bernard

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2003
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Annie Bernard's practice focuses on a broad range of complex matters, including construction and class action litigation. She represents clients in almost every sector of the construction industry ranging from owners to general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on issues involving financing, construction defects, project management, professional liability and breach of contract.

She has also developed expertise in issues relating to invitations to tender, legal hypothecs for construction, as well as the conditions under which permits of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec are issued. In the course of her practice, Annie also prepares and revises contractual documentation, such as the CCDC contract forms, and dealing with bond and co-ownership issues.

She has also been involved in the defence of several class action cases for several clients. Currently, Annie is involved in a class action lawsuit stemming from the Canadian ice storm of 1998.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB Université Laval

Community involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Théâtre Le Clou
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, PMI-Montréal

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Quebec Bar
  • Bar of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Executive member, Construction Law Committee of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Junior Bar Association of Montréal
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI-Montréal)


Fasken Institute



Article Class Actions in Quebec’s Construction Industry Droit immobilier (Real Estate Law), 4th Edition, - Collection Blais, Édition Yvon Blais, Volume 25, 2016
Article Obligation of parties: general provisions that apply to contracts of enterprise or for services

Speaking Engagements

Class Actions in the Construction Industry Presented at the 4th edition of the Real Estate Law Seminar (Colloque Droit immobilier) organized by Les Éditions Yvon Blais location location Quebec Hôtel Château Laurier
Work completion - Description of the notion and overview of case law Co-speaker, PMI-Montréal location location Montréal
Disputes over defects that appear before a work’s reception Co-Speaker, Seminar entitled “Gestion des litiges dans le domaine de la construction”, organized by the Canadian Institute location location Montréal Omni Mont-Royal Hotel


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