Me Robert Nantais
Major landowners, both private and public, regularly request his services.
Robert’s clients also include large apartment, office and commercial buildings, shopping centers, industries and hotels.
- Robert has defended, and still defends, the interests of many clients in major expropriation cases such as Highway 30, the CHUM Notre-Dame and, now, the Turcot interchange and the Quartier des spectacles.
- His clients include major landowners, quarry operators and manufacturing and transit companies such as the STM.
- He advises clients and negotiates for them in the very specific context of an expropriation, in order to establish the compensation for the expropriation and the damages suffered by the expropriated party or to negotiate the relocation of a company.
- Robert is recognized as one of the few lawyers in Quebec with extensive knowledge of municipal taxation and property assessment. He advises various corporate clients, such as hotel chains, paper mills, shopping centers or large food retailers. He also advises office building owners and racecourse and golf course owners in hundreds of property assessment challenges.
- Robert strategically advises clients on these issues at all stages of the process: management of tax accounts, requests to the municipal assessor, application for review, correction ex-officio, appeals and applications for judicial review before the Quebec Administrative Tribunal.
- Robert also acts as an arbitrator in disputes relating to the allocation of operating costs and taxes between major landlords and tenants.
- Finally, Robert has defended an important health institution in a construction dispute.
Robert is recognized as one of Quebec’s finest lawyers in expropriation and property assessment law. He has represented clients in expropriation indemnity and damages claims throughout his career. Municipal tax assessment is no secret to Robert.
His clients also rely on his experience and expertise to negotiate commercial leases, including the renewal of rents, the preparation and allocation of operating costs and taxes.
Other clients retain his services because of his negotiating skills as an arbitrator in real estate matters and for his urban planning expertise.
He is fluent in French and English.
- Called to the Bar in 1975
- Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal, LL.L. 1974