Gabriel Lefebvre

Gabriel Lefebvre  

Partner

Executive Summary

Gabriel Lefebvre is a partner in our Montréal office. He focuses his practice on construction law, more particularly on matters of engineers' liability and contractors' claims.

Representative Work

  • Represents and advises property owners, contractors, sub-contractors, bonding companies and insurers in matters involving all aspects of the construction industry and the professional liability of architects and engineers.
  • Acts regularly in cases dealing with the professional liability of engineers and with manufacturers' liability.
  • Advises clients on product liability issues.
  • Participates in preparing cases for litigation and pleads before all courts in the Province of Québec.
  • Advises and assists clients on regulatory matters, and negotiates and drafts agreements relating to infrastructure projects.
  • Acts as guest speaker at major conferences in the field of construction.
  • His experience in professional liability litigation has endowed Gabriel with a sound knowledge of insurance-related matters.
  • In construction, Gabriel's experience includes the law relating to legal hypothecs, guarantees, calls for tenders and licensing requirements, as well as issues connected with legislation applying to construction, such as the Building Act and the Act respecting labour relations in the construction industry.

Publications & Presentations

  • Lecturer in the Masters of Engineering Program, Université de Sherbrooke, "Aspects légaux de la gestion de projets," DRT 830.
  • Speaker, "Comment prévenir les litiges dans la profession d'ingénieur-conseil," Montréal, March 2014.
  • Speaker, "Surveillance des travaux :  un regard juridique," Déjeuner-causerie OIQ, Les Matiningénieurs, Montréal and Québec, February 2014.
  • Speaker, "Gestion des contrats," Déjeuner-causerie OIQ, Les Matiningénieurs, Montréal and Québec, November 2013.
  • Speaker, "Les relations entre l'ingénieur et le donneur d'ouvrage," Déjeuner-causerie AICQ, October 2013.
  • Speaker, "Loi sur l'intégrité en matière de contrats publics et décision Ed Brunet  c. CHVO," Health Law Symposium 2013, June 2013.
  • Speaker, "Surveillance des travaux : un regard juridique," Breakfast presentation, AICQ, February  2013.
  • Speaker, "L'ingénieur-conseil et les réclamations pour coûts supplémentaires," Breakfast presentation, AICQ, December 2012.
  • Speaker, "Rôle et responsabilité grandissante des professionnels," Construction Superconference 2011, November 2011.
  • Speaker, "Droits et obligations du comité de sélection en matière d'appel d'offres," Health Law Symposium, 2011, November 2011.
  • Speaker, "Quelques causes marquantes 2010-2011," Construction Law Symposium, November 2011;
  • Speaker, "Le donneur d'ouvrage et la gestion des réclamations pour coûts supplémentaires," Health Law Symposium 2011, June 2011.
  • Speaker, "Octroi des contrats des commissions scolaires. Commission scolaire de Montréal : Défis et solutions," March 2011.
  • Speaker, "Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics," Commission scolaire des Patriotes, November 2010.
  • Author, "Introduction — la Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics," BLG's Construction, Engineering, Surety and Fidelity Newsletter, April 2010.
  • Author, "Affaire Soprema et produits de référence," BLG's Construction, Engineering, Surety and Fidelity Newsletter, January 2010.