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Canada Québec Real Estate

Corporate matters related to real estate include M&A of large real estate holding companies, complex fund and REIT transactions, private equity and public securities. These real estate lawyers are distinct from pure corporate lawyers in that they typically come from a real estate background, have an understanding of the underlying asset. Real estate finance matters are also included. Lawyers do not need to act exclusively for lenders but should have a healthy lender client base which gives them the volume of work in this field. Some of these lawyers will also handle aspects of complex debt capital markets – such as securitisation – but the decision to include them in a real estate table will be based on their understanding of the underlying asset. The structuring and transactional advice provided to real estate investment trusts impacts on our real estate tables.

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Band 1
  1. Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
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    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg is a market-leading law firm with outstanding depth of expertise in commercial real estate, with the ability to handle a wide range of transactions and development projects in Montréal. The team is acclaimed for its involvement in acquisition and disposition transactions, financings and joint ventures, and has significant experience representing pension funds, REITs and private developers. It regularly represents international clients in connection with major projects in Montréal, as well as advising Québec-based real estate investors on matters further afield. The lawyers are highly rated for their handling of major mixed-use developments, including master-planned community projects, and are equally well placed to advise on residential, retail and office property transactions.
  2. Fasken
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    Fasken
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Fasken operates a large and trusted real estate team in Montréal and Québec City with deep and broad experience in the sector. The firm is widely lauded for its leading financing expertise, and its lawyers regularly structure complex lending agreements for banks and institutional investors in connection with major real estate and construction projects. The team also advises on major real estate transactions including sale-leasebacks and joint venture developments, and operates an active commercial leasing practice. It frequently acts for clients throughout the real estate industry on condominium, retail and office developments.
  3. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    McCarthy Tétrault is a distinguished law firm with a well-integrated real estate practice in Québec. Its real estate lawyers assist major pension funds and institutional investors with major transactions, as well as representing local developers. The team offers notable lending capacity, as well as advising on the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of major real estate assets. It is also highly valued for its title experience and land use planning work, regularly assisting key clients with zoning and planning approvals for large developments. The firm provides deep expertise in the senior housing, hospitality and municipal sectors.
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Band 2
  1. De Grandpré Chait
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    De Grandpré Chait
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 3
  1. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon advises major national financial institutions, domestic and foreign investors and pension fund clients on large and high-value real estate acquisition transactions in Québec, including both single-asset and portfolio deals. The firm's Montréal commercial real estate team's experience includes infrastructure, residential and mixed-use projects, commercial properties and hotels.
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright is a distinguished international firm with a solid presence in the Québec real estate space. The team is well regarded for its work on traditional real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, and is also active on significant multi-use residential and commercial developments. With partners based in both Montréal and Québec City, the firm is well equipped to handle the real estate aspects of large infrastructure projects and high-value financing matters throughout the province. Its client roster comprises prominent pension funds, REITs and private companies.
  3. Stikeman Elliott LLP
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    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Stikeman Elliott is a large full-service law firm that represents clients from the commercial, retail and residential sectors in high-value acquisitions, financings and joint venture transactions, benefiting from the firm's national platform to advise on matters in Montréal and further afield. The Québec real estate group frequently advises real estate developers, institutional investors and publicly traded REITs on large regional and multi-jurisdictional files, including major infrastructure projects. The team offers further capabilities with respect to the acquisition of agricultural land and CPTAQ hearings as well as renewable energy and power production projects.
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Band 4
  1. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Borden Ladner Gervais operates a well-respected real estate practice, with a team that frequently assists clients with significant property transactions. The firm's expertise also extends to real estate development projects and leasing agreements. BLG acts for a broad client base, including those in hospitality and property management, as well as financial institutions and pension funds.
  2. KRB Lawyers
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    KRB Lawyers
    Real Estate
    Canada 2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    KRB Lawyers is a Québec-based law firm with impressive real estate capabilities, advising on property acquisitions, financing and refinancing, lease agreements and development projects. With a diverse client base, featuring a number of significant private investors, the firm is adept at handling both commercial and residential property issues.