Yannick Forget

Partner | Montréal

514.905.4216

Portrait of Yannick Forget

Overview

Yannick is an expert in construction law providing advice to owners, general and specialized contractors, and suppliers of materials. He is experienced in handling claims for delays, breach of contract and the recovery of funds, particularly through the use of construction hypothecs, as well as claims for faulty work and hidden defects.

He has represented various construction industry stakeholders before traditional courts and bodies offering alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation.

He has represented various construction industry stakeholders before traditional courts and bodies offering alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation.

Yannick was an instructor for the Association des professionnels de la construction et de l’habitation du Québec (APCHQ) and the Association de la Construction du Québec (ACQ) with respect to its program to help contractors obtain their construction licenses from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).

From 2010 to 2013, he acted as Secretary of the Board of Directors of LeVic, an organization dedicated to succession planning in the real estate and construction industries. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the ACQ for the Montérégie region and since 2019 he has been a member of the board of directors of the Association Québécoise des Entrepreneurs en Infrastructure (AQEI).

Yannick has been a regular speaker at meetings of various construction industry associations on such topics as:

  • Representing construction contractor claims against public owners, such as the MTQ and municipalities;
  • Representing construction contractors in dealing with construction faults, defects and deficiencies;
  • Representing construction contractors in collecting unpaid amounts;
  • Drafting and revising construction contracts;
  • Call for public tenders, minor or major non-compliance and eligibility clause.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - Construction Law, 2020 - 2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Construction Law, 2021 - 2023
  • Benchmark Canada, Future Star, 2023
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada - Future Star: Dispute resolution, 2020-2023

Thought leadership

  • Legal columns, Les Maîtres Bâtisseurs review, since 2013
  • Contracter avec les municipalités : développements récents et impact de la décision Octane rendue par la Cour suprême, Miller Thomson annual Construction Law seminar, presented jointly with Marie-Pier Barabé, March 11, 2020
  • ''Contracter avec les municipalités : développements récents et impact de la décision Octane rendue par la Cour suprême'' Miller Thomson 2020 Construction Law Textbook, article written with Marie-Pier Barabé, March 2020
  • ''Les clauses d'arbitrage et leur portée'', Journal Constructo, May 11, 2018
  • ''Preuve de compétence et d’expérience – une condition d’admissibilité majeure?'', Journal L'Entrepreneur Général, Corporation des Entrepreneurs Généraux du Québec, article written with Gerry Argento, April 2018
  • Revue de la jurisprudence récente en matière d'appels d'offres, Miller Thomson annual Construction Law seminar, presented jointly with Louis-Michel Tremblay, March 20, 2018
  • ''Revue de la jurisprudence récente en matière d'appels d'offres'' Miller Thomson 2018 Construction Law seminar Textbook, article written with Louis-Michel Tremblay, March 2018
  • Request for proposal : competition challenges, Miller Thomson annual Construction Law seminar, presented jointly with Jasmin Lefebvre, April 27, 2017
  • ''Construction d'une tour à condos... un trouble de voisinage? La Cour d'appel se prononce'', Journal Constructo, October 2017
  • ''Promoteur : Accomptes et défaut du promettant acheteur'', Journal Constructo, May 2017
  • ''Les pénalités pour retard sont-elles abusives?'', Journal Constructo, July 2016
  • Contractual relations of municipal contractors: Lessons to be learned from recent jurisprudence, Miller Thomson, Construction Law Conference, presented jointly with Jasmin Lefebvre, April 2016
  • ''Clause de paiement sur paiement - Obligation à terme ou obligation conditionnelle?'', Journal Constructo, February 2016
  • Revue de la jurisprudence, De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, March 2015
  • Overview of recent caselaw – Calls for Tenders, De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, March 2014
  • ''Revue de la jurisprudence de l’année 2009 en droit de la construction'', Développements récents en droit de la construction, Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, June 2010

Corporate directorships

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) – Région Montérégie (2013-2023)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Association Québécoise des Entrepreneurs en Infrastructure (AQEI) (2019-2023)
  • From 2010 to 2013, he acted as Secretary of the Board of Directors of LeVic, an organization dedicated to succession planning in the real estate and construction industries.

Professional memberships

  • Quebec Bar
  • Young Bar of Montréal

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Bar admissions & education

  • Quebec, 2009
  • MBA, Université de Sherbrooke, 2007
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2006