James Woods

Senior Associate

Montréal
JWoods@blg.com
514.954.2634

James' practice focuses on construction litigation. He provides counsel to a variety of contractors, specialized construction companies, engineering firms and work providers in the context of major construction projects in relation to:

  • construction claims, including hypothecary claims and matters pertaining to surety bonds
  • governance and compliance
  • public calls for tenders
  • RBQ licensing and other construction-related matters

He is an experienced advisor in product liability, commercial leasing, and franchising matters, and has also defended parties in high-profile class actions.

James is a member of BLG’s Team North and advises Inuit organizations in Nunavik. He participates in preparing cases for litigation and pleads before all courts in the province of Québec.

He is proficient in English, French, Japanese and Spanish.

Experience

  • Represents and advises property owners, promoters, contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, bonding companies, and insurers on matters involving all facets of the construction industry.
  • Experience acting as project counsel for a general contractor in a major construction project.
  • Advises and represents manufacturers in product liability claims.
  • Participates in preparing cases for litigation and pleads before all courts in the province of Québec.
  • Involved with BLG's Team North® and advises various active Inuit organizations in Nunavik.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2012
  • LLB, Université de Montréal, 2010