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Avocat litige commercial et expropriation à Montréal, Québec - Nikolas Blanchette

Nikolas Blanchette

Partner Fasken
I undertake to expend every effort, with integrity and determination, to obtain justice for the clients.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2006
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal
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Nikolas heads the Real Estate Litigation practice group at the Montréal office. He practises real estate, commercial and contract litigation, including expropriations. He regularly appears before the civil courts and administrative tribunals in Québec and he has pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Real Estate Litigation and Expropriation

Nikolas heads the Real Estate Litigation practice group at the Montréal office. He has extensive experience, which covers many areas, including expropriation, 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 appraisals, neighbourhood disturbances, etc.

As a lawyer specializing in expropriation:  Nikolas is one of the few lawyers in the firm to cover any aspect of expropriation. He has distinguished himself in the course of several expropriation cases and is presently active in over twenty expropriation files in which the overall value of the assets affected by the proceedings exceeds $1 billion. Nikolas initiated and chairs the first conference of the Québec Bar in expropriation law. He has set up an unrivalled team at Fasken in expropriation law.

Contract and Civil Litigation

Nikolas is regularly asked to resolve contractual disputes. He has debated the scope of all kinds of complex contracts involving clients from different sectors of the business world. Over the years, he has become specialized in contract interpretation and regularly delivers training to his colleagues. As an example, he has published a feature article on the acte clair doctrine in Québec law, in the Revue du Barreau, and is an author cited by the Court.

Integrity. Determination. Justice.

Nikolas undertakes to expend every effort, with integrity and determination,  to obtain justice for clients. He unabashedly raises the most creative and ingenious arguments in court with a view to successfully completing the mandates with which he is entrusted. His files often demand quick procedural interventions involving safeguard orders, seizures, injunctions, evictions, etc.

Nikolas regularly appears before the civil courts and administrative tribunals in Quebec, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has also pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada in Real Estate Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2020
  • LL.B. UdeM (2006) – Dean's list of excellence for Université de Montréal's faculty of law, Université de Montréal 2006
Université de Montréal LL.B. UdeM (2006) – Dean's list of excellence for Université de Montréal's faculty of law
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Education

  • LLB Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Sainte-Justine Hospital Childhood Centre
  • 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)

Memberships & 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
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
Co-Speaker La question environnementale en situation de bail commercial Colloque Bail commercial, 4th edition, Édition Yvon Blais location location Québec
Speaker Conférence sur l’expropriation de terrains destinés à un développement immobilier Conference as part of the Expropriation Law Colloquy organized by Barreau du Québec
Honorary President Colloque en droit de l'expropriation First colloquy in expropriation law organized by Barreau du Québec

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