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Partner, Lawyer

Jean-François Dagenais

Assistant(s)

Montreal

25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
CANADA
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

Jean-François Dagenais is a recognized specialist in construction and real estate development law in Quebec. Leveraging a practical and proactive approach, he brilliantly assists many entrepreneurs in reviewing, interpreting and negotiating contracts, especially for large-scale real estate and construction projects, in addition to pleading before the court in construction and real estate litigation matters. He treats our clients as if he were part of their company.

Jean-François' specific expertise has been recognized many times over the years. He was included in The Best Lawyers in Canada's list in Construction Law, from 2015 to 2018 and has been recognized by Lexpert Magazine as a Leading Canadian Lawyer in Construction Law, from 2014 to 2018. He regularly gives many conferences on topics relating to construction law, most notably for the Canadian Institute, Insight, Open Forum and business associations.  He is also called upon to train directly by our clients.

Jean-François is actively involved in the Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), sitting on its Board of Directors for more than 11 years. He is now on the board of the Association Québécoise des Entrepreneurs en Infrastructure (AQEI) and currently chairs the AQEI’s training committee. Having served for several years on the BCF Board of Directors, he is now the partner responsible for the firm’s continuing legal education program (BCF Campus) as well as for the Conflict of Interest Committee.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (1991)
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal (1990)
  • Baccalauréat en histoire, Université de Montréal (1985)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert (2014-2019) - Construction Law
  • Law Expert Guide (2016-2018) - Droit de la construction
  • “La contestation de la publication d'une hypothèque légale de construction pour absence de plus-value : un état du droit”

    Développements récents en droit de la construction, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2005

  • Since he started practicing, Mr. Dagenais has given many conferences on topics relating to construction law for the Canadian Institute, for Insight and in connection with the Développements récents en droit de la construction training program of the Barreau du Québec;

  • May 2010

    “Ce que vous pouvez réclamer à titre de dommages et indemnisation : de quel type, à quel moment et à qui : une approche pratique”, Superconference on construction, Canadian Institute

  • November 2009

    “Planification stratégique de la fin des travaux pour éviter des délais et inconvénients coûteux”, Superconference on construction, Canadian Institute

  • February 2009

    “Transfert d’entreprise intergénérationnelle” (jointly with CIBC – Wood Gundy)

  • December 2008 – January 2009

    “La gestion d’un projet en PPP de l’acquisition du terrain à l’opération : une approche pratique du point de vue du secteur privé” (in collaboration with Patrice Picard), Project Management Institute

  • November 2008

    “Assurer le succès de la livraison et la réception d’un projet de construction”, Superconference on construction, Canadian Institute

  • April 2008

    “Entrepreneurs généraux : les meilleures pratiques pour gérer les risques de litige et limiter votre responsabilité,” Conference on Risk Management in construction contracts, Canadian Institute

  • February 2008

    “Le degré de preuve et les méthodes pour mener avec succès une compensation monétaire additionnelle auprès d’un donneur d’ouvrage,” Congrès annuel de la CEGQ

  • Member of BCF's Board of Directors;
  • Member of the Comité du Fonds d'indemnisation of the Barreau du Québec from 2000 to 2009;
  • Secretary and legal counsel for the Corporation des Entrepreneurs Généraux du Québec from 1998 to 2010;
  • Member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec from 1998 to 2010.