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Lavery Lawyers

Nicolas Gagnon

Nicolas Gagnon



  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Corporate and Business Integrity
  • Construction

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Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada



Nicolas Gagnon specializes in construction law and surety law. He counsels public and private sector clients, professional services firms and contractors as well as surety companies at every stage of construction projects. He advises clients with respect to the public bidding and procurement process, and is involved in the drafting of contract documents and the management of the work and any claims resulting therefrom. 

He also counsels syndicates of co-owners in matters dealing with divided co-ownership of immovables. Mr. Gagnon regularly represents these parties before civil and arbitration tribunals.

Mr. Gagnon is the co-author of the national reference work Scott & Reynolds on Surety Bonds dealing with surety issues in civil law. He is often a guest speaker on issues regarding construction law and also teaches various legal training courses to contractors on behalf of organizations related to the Quebec construction industry.

Professional and community activities

  • Fellow of The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member of the Executive committee of the National Construction & Infrastructure Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, 2018-2019
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's for the Québec division of the Construction Law Section
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Surety Association of Canada
  • Counsel for the Quebec division of the Surety Association of Canada


  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 1990
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1989
Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation | Construction | Construction and Surety Law | Corporate and Business Integrity | Restructuring, Insolvency and Banking Law | Transportation and Infrastructure | Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Layer of the Year 2015
  • Lexpert 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyer 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020


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  • Les cautionnements en matière de construction : des outils indispensables
  • Grands travaux : Êtes-vous protégé autant que vous le croyez?
  • Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 17
  • Bill 1 : New Requirements for Public Calls for Tenders

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