Education

  • Certificate, Mining Law, 2012
    Osgoode Hall Law School
  • LL.B., B.C.L., 2007
    McGill University
  • Major in Commercial Negotiations, 2007
    McGill University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Nicolas Leblanc

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 Nicolas Leblanc is the co-chair of the Firm’s Montreal Real Estate Group. He is also an active member of the Firm’s Infrastructure Group.

He acts principally for private and public institutional investors, financial institutions and a wide range of stakeholders in the real estate, transportation and infrastructure markets. Mr. Leblanc advises his clients in the context of diverse transactional files as well as in the development of strategic projects that require a variety of interactions with administrative, government, and community stakeholders.

Mr. Leblanc represents owners, managers, developers, lenders and builders in the negotiation of various real estate transactions, including sale and acquisition contracts, development agreements, commercial leases and real estate financings relating to a broad range of commercial and industrial properties. He also represents investors and institutional clients who are establishing and acquiring equity in real estate investment funds.

As part of his Infrastructure practice, Mr. Leblanc is also a member of the team of external legal counsels that advises Infrastructure Québec on the completion of the new Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal and the McGill University Health Centre.

In the transportation and energy sectors, he represents railway companies and rail operators relating to construction and operation of railway infrastructure as well as various stakeholders in the design, build, procurement and commissioning of transportation and energy infrastructure projects.

An active member of the Government Relations and Ethics practice group, Mr. Leblanc also advises Fasken Martineau's clients on their obligations under the legislative frameworks surrounding lobbying and relations with government authorities, both at the federal and provincial levels.

Honours and Awards

  • Recognized as an Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
  • Recognized as one of Canada's best Real Estate Law lawyers in The Best Lawyers in Canada (2016 and 2017 editions)
  • Repeatedly Recommended in Property Development by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada in Real Estate – Tier 3
  • 2007 Excellence Honour Roll, École du Barreau du Québec
  • Lexpert Zenith Award – Corporate social responsibility by law firm that impacts children category for pro bono involvement in an orphanage project for the Jacqueline Lessard foundation in Haiti (2011)

Community Involvement

  • Pro bono representation of Maison du développement durable, an umbrella non-profit organization consisting of various community organizations that focus on the environment and sustainable development, such as Équiterre, in connection with the construction of Maison du développement durable, which is located on the corner of Clark Street and Ste-Catherine Street
  • Pro bono representation of Fondation Lessard regarding the acquisition of land in Haiti and the construction of a new orphanage after the existing facilities were destroyed during the January 2010 earthquake

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Institut de développement urbain du Québec