Nathalie Boulanger

CIP
Partner
Key practice areas
Construction and Infrastructure Law, Insurance and Reinsurance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability
Québec Bar 2014

Nathalie Boulanger, CIP, focuses her practice on insurance, construction and infrastructure law, civil liability and construction surety bonds. She represents project owners, contractors, professionals, insurers, businesses and various other construction industry stakeholders before all levels of civil courts in Québec.

As a member of the Construction and Infrastructure group, she acts primarily in the area of dispute prevention and resolution (adjudication, mediation, arbitration, courts of law and standard-setting bodies), including on issues surrounding construction delay claims, non-compliance and defects arising during construction and warranty periods, issues arising during calls for tenders, legal hypothecs, surety bonds, insurance, and insolvency.

She also helps develop insurance and surety bonds programs in connection with major projects, as well as in cases involving fraud.

In the area of insurance law, she acts for insurance companies in matters related to coverage, translation of policy wording, as well as advising and representing insureds.

Nathalie is actively involved in the legal community as a mentor and conference speaker. Before joining the firm, she articled and practised in-house at a well-known insurance company, first on the insurance team and then on the surety bond team. In addition to her law studies, she obtained a postgraduate diploma (D.E.S.S.) in management at HEC Montréal and has received the Chartered Insurance Professional certification from the Insurance Institute of Canada’s CIP Program.

  • Regularly represents various companies, including construction industry stakeholders, in proceedings involving civil liability, contractual claims, construction defects, legal hypothecs and issues related to construction surety bonds, as well as in any other litigation arising from construction work.
  • Analyzes property insurance coverage, particularly in the construction field.
  • Acts for the purpose of undertaking risk analyses and of drawing up and negotiating contract documents and claims in the construction industry.
  • Represents insurance companies in investigations resulting from fraudulent or denied claims.
  • Advises insurance companies and/or their insureds in connection with disputes related to servitudes and other property or real rights.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch:
    • Construction Law, 2023-2024
    • Insurance Law, 2023-2024
  • Finalist for the Lawyer of the year in civil and commercial litigation award, Young Bar of Montréal, 2023
  • Insurance Institute of Canada, Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), since 2020
  • The Advocates’ Society:
    • Member, since 2020
    • Involved with the Young Advocates Standing Committee (Québec), since 2020
  • HEC Montréal Graduate Studies Student Association (AECS), Director, 2020-2022
  • Bar of Montreal, Member of the Liaison Committee with the Superior Court, Civil Division, 2020-2023
  • Québec Bar Foundation, Emerging Governor, since 2019
  • Montréal Association of Insurance Women, Member, since 2018
  • Institut d’assurance de dommages du Québec, Member, since 2016
  • Young Bar of Montréal:
    • Director, 2019-2020
    • Chair of the Training Committee, 2019-2020
    • Volunteer on several committees, since 2018
    • Member, since 2014
  • Co-speaker: L’abus de procédure et la gestion des litiges [Procedural abuse and litigation management], Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, October 24, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: L’obligation de renseignement et le devoir d’information [The obligation of information and the duty to advise], as part of the Journée stratégique Construction avec un donneur d’ouvrage public et parapublic au Québec, organized by Open Forum Ouvert, Montréal, March 27, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: Assurance, hypothèque et cautionnement : quand l’un s’applique plutôt que l’autre [Insurance, hypothec and suretyship: when one applies rather than the other], Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, webinar, March 23, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: La portée des plafonds monétaires de responsabilité en droit québécois [The scope of the liability cap in Québec construction law], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, June 21, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: La portée des plafonds monétaires de responsabilité en droit québécois [The scope of the liability cap in Québec construction law], as part of the Journée stratégique Construction avec un donneur d’ouvrage public et parapublic au Québec, organized by Open Forum Ouvert, Montréal, March 30, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Revue de la jurisprudence de l’année en matière de construction (en cours de construction ou à l’octroi) [A review of the year’s construction case law], as part of the 21e journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats, webinar, February 16, 2022.
  • Speaker: Droit des assurances 101 pour avocats de litige et de construction (a presentation on insurance law to litigation and construction lawyers), Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, August 6, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Obligation de défendre de l’assureur responsabilité : les cas justifiant un partage des frais de défense [Liability insurers’ duty to defend: cases justifying sharing of defence costs], Développements récents en droit des assurances, as part of Québec Bar’s continuing education program, December 9, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Les ordonnances de sauvegarde en contexte du droit des assurances [Safeguard orders in insurance law], as part of the Colloque de droit des assurances, Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, March 19, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Formation sur la notion de prescription [Presentation on the statute of limitations], Langlois Knowledge, Montréal, March 11, 2019.

D.E.S.S., Management, HEC Montréal, 2016

LL.B., Civil Law, Université de Sherbrooke, 2013