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4
Real Estate
8 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Fredric L. Carsley

Canada

Languages Spoken

English and French

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Commercial Leases and Rentals

Condominium and Co-Ownership Properties

Real Estate Financing and Title Examination

Real Estate Development

Career

Fredric L. Carsley, a passionate Quebec real estate law practitioner.

With over 45 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, development, financing and leasing, Fred Carsley has won the admiration and loyalty of many renowned players in the retail, office, industrial and multi-residential sectors. Identified by various national and international directories as a leading law practitioner in the fields of real estate development and property leasing, Fred is often referred to as “the go-to person in Quebec” by out-of-province clients and referring colleagues. He is particularly recognized for his way of simplifying the differences between Common Law and Quebec civil law.

Clients praise him for his expertise, dedication and responsiveness and appreciate the fact that he handles every case as if he had a vested interest in its outcome. Fred is thorough and effective, driving results by proposing practical solutions that are beneficial for all parties.

Since 1978, Fred has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he has served in a number of roles. On behalf of the ICSC, he has lobbied the Quebec and British Columbia governments against a tax on parking spaces, which earned him the ICSC’s Trustees Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by the global retail real estate industry. Always willing to give back to the industry, he currently serves as an ICSC Ambassador and as a next generation mentor.

As ICSC Canadian Division Government Relations Chair, Fred lobbied the Federal Government to change the Canada Interest Act in order to facilitate long-term mortgage lending. This effort was central to his admission as a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, where he currently serves on the Title Insurance and Membership Admission Committees.

Professional Memberships

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Barreau du Québec

Member, Institut de développement urbain du Québec

INVOLVEMENTS

Past Board and Faculty member, Georgetown University Law Center, Advanced Commercial Leasing Program

Honorable Past member, Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars, Center of International Legal Studies

American College of Mortgage Attorneys

- Chairman of the Québec Branch

- Copresident of the Canadian Section

- Title Insurance Committee member, 2018

International Council of Shopping Centers

- Ambassador, Canadian Division

- Past member, State/Provincial Government Relations Advisory Group

- Judge, ICSC Foundation JTR Scholarship, 2018

– Mentor, ICSC Foundation Mentorship Program, 2020 – to date

– Member, ICSC Foundation Mentorship Program, 2022

- Chairman from 1999 to 2006, Québec Government Relations Committee

- Chairman from 2002 to 2006, Canadian Branch Committee

Awards

50 Best Lawyers in Canada

Corporate INTL Magazine

2011

Real Estate, since 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada®

2022

Montréal Leading Practitioner “Consistently Recommended” in Property Leasing and ”Repeatedly Recommended” in Property Development, 2019 and 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

2020

Recognized, 2011, 2013 to 2015 and 2018

Canadian Who's Who

2018

“Band 3” in Québec - Real Estate, 2016 to 2022

Chambers Canada

2022

Leading Practitioner - Real Estate, 2014 to 2016

Chambers Global

2016

Recommended practitioner

Cross-Border Corporate Real Estate Handbook

2012

Leading Lawyers

Lexpert® 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada

2012

Recommended practitioner since 1999

Martindale Hubbell AV

1999

Recommended in Real Estate, 2018 to 2020

Who's Who Legal Canada

2020

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Who's Who Legal International

2013

The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers - World's leading Real Estate Lawyers

Who's Who Legal International

2012

Commercial Leasing Law, 2021 and 2022

Best Lawyers® in Canada

2022

Education

McGill University

LL.B.

1974 - 1975

McGill University

B.C.L.

1971 - 1974

Loyola College Montréal

B.A.

1968 - 1971

Industry Sector Expertise

Real Estate Law

Commercial Leases and Rentals

Condominium and Co-Ownership Properties

Real Estate Development

Real Estate Financing and Title Examination

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

Canada

Real Estate - Québec
4
Band 4

Montréal-based Fredric Carsley is well known for his real estate expertise and is adept at handling single-asset acquisitions.
"Fredric is one of the most experienced practitioners in the business."

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