Matthew McLaughlin: Lawyer with Robinson Sheppard Shapiro L.L.P.

Matthew McLaughlin

Phone(514) 393-4038

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Banking Law
  • Litigation
University University of New-Brunswick, Fredericton - Renaissance College (Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy/interdisciplinary leadership studies, 2003)
Law SchoolMcGill University, Montreal (Undergraduate Degree in Civil Law/Common Law, B.C.L./ LL.B., 2007)
Admitted2008, Quebec


Jeune chambre de commerce de Montreal

LanguagesEnglish; French

Matthew McLaughlin has been practising civil and commercial litigation since joining RSS in 2008. He is regularly involved in a multitude of matters relating to construction law, hypothecs and securities, real estate litigation, banking law and professional responsibility, shareholder remedies and disputes, and in matters relating to surety obligations and insolvency.

Mr. McLaughlin counsels a variety of clients, including domestic and foreign companies, individuals and institutions, before all judicial instances and forums, both in first instance and in appeal.

Community Involvement

Mr. McLaughlin is regularly involved in volunteering and fund-raising activities benefitting local organizations and centered primarily on cancer research, the promotion of men's health, preventing the abuse of women and children and the protection of animal rights.

Publications and Conferences

Mr. McLaughlin has been recognized and certified as an instructor by the Quebec Bar and has previously given conferences on various topics, including the notion of abusive legal proceedings and introduction and application in Quebec law of article 54.1 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Construction law - Mr. McLaughlin acts on behalf of a variety of public and private clients in all matters relating to construction contracts, including advising owners, contractors, insurers and sureties.; He has developed particular knowledge and experience involving the publication, validity and exercise of construction hypothecs and the substitution or cancellation thereof, and also regarding claims for impact costs and other remedies resulting from accelerated or delayed construction projects.; Banking law and loan recovery - Mr. McLaughlin acts on behalf of numerous banking institutions and private lenders to recover amounts owing based on loans or other credit facilities secured by hypothec, and to execute judgments for the judicial sale of property.; He also represents lenders against claims of all types, especially those involving the use of counterfeit documents, and has developed experience in matters involving the risk of fraud and the use of nominees ( prete-nom ).; Real estate litigation - Mr. McLaughlin counsels landlords and tenants regarding their respective rights and obligations and represents their interests before the tribunals.; He has developed particular experience in representing undivided co-owners, including the exercise of the right of withdrawal provided by law to prevent the partial acquisition of the property by a third person.; Shareholder rights and remedies - Mr. McLaughlin advises companies, directors and individual shareholders as to the respective rights, interests and remedies resulting from conflicts and potentially oppressive conduct.; He has recently negotiated an out-of-court settlement on behalf of the majority shareholders of a multi-national company resulting from the dismissal of its CEO and minority shareholder.; Employment and restrictive covenants - Mr. McLaughlin advises both employers and employees in matters resulting involving termination for sufficient cause and also regarding the validity and execution of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.; He recently defended a company against injunctive proceedings launched after it had hired former employees of its competitor who were bound by restrictive covenants.; Actions on account and penal clauses - Mr. McLaughlin represents a variety of creditors to recover actions owing on account, including manufacturers and distributors of movables goods such as clothing, food and technological products.; He recently obtained favourable judgment on behalf of an international men's clothing company in which the court upheld the validity and application of a penalty clause resulting from the non-payment and return of the merchandise by the debtor.; Defamation - Mr. McLaughlin represents and advises clients in matters related to defamation and libel suits. Previous cases include successfully defending a community newspaper and its editor before the Superior Court and Court of Appeal.
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Matthew McLaughlin

800, du Square Victoria, #4600
MontrealQU H4Z 1H6


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