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De Grandpré Chait

Real Estate

6 ranked lawyersBand 2QuébecCanada 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded local firm with specialised real estate expertise. Represents significant private and public clients in the retail, residential and industrial sectors, with notable experience assisting with shopping centre and hotel developments, acquisitions, leasings and facilities expansions. Further equipped to handle construction lending and other financing mandates. The firm is particularly well known for its work on significant transactions in the mid-market, as well as acting for national and international clients in the space. It is also esteemed for its land use planning and municipal law practice, acting exclusively for private sector clients on expropriations, rezoning and development approvals.

Strengths

Market sources praise the team for having "excellent experience" and being "very knowledgeable, effective, solution-oriented, timely and efficient."

One client enthused: "The lawyers are very client-focused, have been adaptable to client needs and have a great depth of experience."

Work highlights

Advised the Westcliff Group in relation to the existence of acquired rights to build a residential building on Nuns' Island.

Notable practitioners

According to sources, Fredric Carsley has "a great deal of experience and good sense of real estate issues." He is well known for his real estate expertise and is adept at handling single-asset acquisitions.

Jonathan Fecteau is building a solid reputation for handling zoning and land use matters and is described by sources as "a younger expropriation lawyer with very impressive legal and financial skills."

Marc Beauchemin advises on the full gamut of zoning and land use issues, including complex regulatory and administrative matters. One client said: "He is fantastic - his main strength is that he is very knowledgeable and gets things done."

The "extremely professional and fantastic" Marc Rubin upholds a terrific reputation for his experience advising on real estate transactions. One interviewee shared: "He is extremely well respected across Canada," adding: "He has confidence but no ego, and is all about getting the deal done."

Piero Biasini "is very good at what he does, and is respected by the lawyers representing the opposing parties," sources say. He has a growing reputation in the market.

Sylvain Bélair is well respected for his expertise in zoning and land use. Market sources describe him as "very knowledgeable in expropriation and valuation matters," as well as "a tough negotiator who will get everything he can for the benefit of his clients."

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Overview

De Grandpré Chait: Listening, advising, and helping.

De Grandpré Chait has been specializing in real estate law for over 90 years. It thus comes as no surprise that we have some of the most lauded professionals in the industry in our ranks. Continuously involved in the most significant real estate transactions in Québec, our team has become the go-to experts in assisting in making a project rise from the ground. From planning to acquisitions, from purchase to construction, from leasing to expropriation, we make sure the foundations on which you build your project are immovable.


Our clients can also count on our municipal team to anticipate and manage any zoning or environmental risk through in-depth knowledge and practical strategies. Owners, developers and tenants seek our experienced team to defend their interests vis-à-vis public authorities, resolve tax or valuation issues, and obtain required project authorizations. 


Pushing our limits to find the best solutions for our clients is what we do.

Members

Fecteau, Jonathan M. (Head of Department)

Herscovitch, Aubie J. (Head of Department)

Duffy, Philipp

Fecteau, Jonathan

Greenberg, Robert

Lam, Virginia K.H.

Lamy, Jean-Daniel

Lasry, Eric

Rodriguez-Daoust, Juliano

Rubin, Marc J

Industries

commercial real estate

construction

hotel

industrial real estate

infrastructure

land-use

mixed-use

municipal regulations

real estate

residential real estate

Real Estate Department

De Grandpré Chait

firm
Department location

800 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 26th floor

Montréal

Québec

Canada

H3B 1X9

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Québec

Real Estate


Fredric L. Carsley
Band 3
Marc J Rubin
Star Individuals
Piero Biasini
Band 4

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Jonathan Fecteau
Up and Coming
Marc Beauchemin
Band 1
Sylvain Bélair
Band 1