Bernard Jolin

Lawyer, Partner - Montréal

Québec Bar 1986

T +1 514 282 7849

Bernard Jolin is a partner in Langlois lawyers’ Montréal office and head of the litigation group. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

During his more than 25 years as a commercial litigator, he has managed a wide variety of files ranging from basic to highly complex matters in areas such as construction, real estate, shareholder disputes, etc.

In the course of his legal career he has developed considerable expertise in public law through his representation of corporate entities involved in disputes with government authorities. In addition, he was actively involved in the Poitras commission of inquiry into the Quebec provincial police and the Charbonneau commission of inquiry into corruption and collusion in Quebec’s construction industry.

Bernard has pleaded before various administrative tribunals and all levels of Quebec’s civil courts on behalf of a variety of clients including financial institutions and commercial enterprises. He has consistently adopted an approach based on his client’s needs and goals, and a budget carefully tailored thereto.

In local taxation matters, he represents local, national, and international taxpayers before tribunals and courts in contesting municipal property tax assessments for various property categories. 

In the municipal law field, Bernard Jolin writes opinions for taxpayers regarding municipal taxation, zoning and bylaws.

Over the years Bernard has fulfilled a number of administrative functions, having been coordinator of the litigation department of a large national law firm for six years, in addition to sitting on that firm’s national management committee.

At Langlois lawyers, Bernard is responsible for applying the firm’s conflict-of-interest rules. He is also active in the Quebec Bar Association, having sat for many years on its Civil Procedure Committee. He was thus in the vanguard of the major recent changes to Quebec’s Code of Civil Procedure.