Marie-Claude Carrier is a construction law specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in this area. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada directory in construction law since 2012. In 2020, Marie-Claude was invited to join the Construction Lawyers Society of America as a Fellow. As an international organization, the Society brings together lawyers whose expertise in construction law has been specifically recognized.
Marie-Claude frequently argues cases in this area on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, for a clientele of general and special contractors, materials suppliers, manufacturers and project managers. Her practice is focused exclusively on construction law and she is an expert in all types of construction-related litigation, including claims for construction defects, legal construction hypothecs (builder’s liens), extra work and related claims, surety bonds, calls for tenders, and claims arising from the rules of the Québec Bid Depository System.
In addition to her litigation practice, she also advises construction contractors regarding all phases of their projects, from the tendering stage to the negotiation and performance of their contracts.
She has written many published articles on construction law and frequently serves as a conference presenter and instructor in this field. At the annual CEGQ convention of Québec general contractors in Mont-Tremblant in February 2008, she made a presentation on a precedent-setting decision she successfully argued in Superior Court and in the Court of Appeal that recognized the latitude of general contractors to accept noncompliant bids.
Appreciated for her rigour, tenacity, eminently practical approach and formidable skills as a litigator, Marie-Claude manages her files with remarkable efficiency that consistently benefits her clientele.