Réal A. Forest, AdE
Senior Counsel

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 3000
Montréal, QC H3B 4N8
Phone: (514) 982-5088
Fax: (514) 982-4099
E-mail: real.forest@blakes.com

Réal A. Forest AdE is a partner practising litigation in commercial, regulatory, and constitutional/public law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. In 2014, Réal was granted the title Advocatus Emeritus by the Québec Bar, a title equivalent to QC. A seasoned litigator, he appeared before courts of all levels in Québec and at the federal level, and appeared in over 20 cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. He acted as Director General of the Constitutional and Human Rights Law Division of Québec’s DoJ where he supervised and handled all major constitutional files involving the Québec Government. Réal is recognized as a leading litigator by Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (litigation & dispute resolution), The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (administrative and public law, corporate and commercial litigation, international arbitration), and Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2016 (Litigation Star in arbitration, commercial, competition and securities). Réal is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and past president, National Vice-President and co-Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association, Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Section, Québec.

Year Called to the Bar:1971 (QC)
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