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De Grandpré Chait

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

De Grandpré Chait is a highly regarded Québec-based law firm with specialised real estate expertise. The team 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. It is 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.


Clients say the lawyers "constantly exceed expectations."

One source praised the team for "working closely in providing concrete solutions to what can be at times complex issues. The resourcefulness and dedication of the group members is evident by the timeliness in providing information and opinion relevant to matters at hand."

Work highlights

A team led by Marc Rubin acted for Boulevard Acquisition on its CAD107 million acquisition and financing of the  'Le Cartier' residential complex in downtown Montréal.

Notable practitioners

Montréal-based Fredric Carsley is well known for his real estate expertise and is adept at handling single-asset acquisitions.
"He has a wealth of knowledge and helps us to find practical resolutions."

Jonathan Fecteau is the head of the zoning/land use department at the firm. Based in Montréal, his experience includes handling expropriation and land use matters both in contentious and non-contentious settings.
"He is very knowledgeable, very focused, extremely thoughtful and always has a strategy and a plan. He is a great communicator, always asks for feedback and is an effective listener.""He is very good in expropriation matters."

Marc Beauchemin advises on the full gamut of zoning and land use issues, including complex regulatory and administrative matters. He is currently advising a major Canadian developer in relation to the redevelopment of a shopping centre near Montréal Trudeau International Airport, a matter which involves the limit of rights of public utility corporations, such as Bell Canada and Hydro-Québec.

Marc Rubin is one of the best-known real estate lawyers in Montréal. He upholds a terrific reputation for his experience advising on a wide range of transactions.
"He is respectful and exemplifies everything you want in an attorney. He puts client interests first." "Marc Rubin has a good business acumen and lots of experience. He is a problem solver, conducts himself professionally, is always available and brings people together."

Piero Biasini has a growing reputation for his expertise in real estate acquisitions and financing transactions in Québec and other provinces across Canada.
"He is practical, gets to the point very quickly, has a business-focused approach, and is very responsive and helpful."

Sylvain Bélair is well respected for his expertise in zoning and land use. His Montréal-based practice includes a strong emphasis on expropriation.
"He is very knowledgeable, very communicative, a very kind person and works very hard to get a favourable result."

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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.


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


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De Grandpré Chait


800 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 26th floor




H3B 1X9

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.


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