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.