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Denis Paquin Associé/Partner Montréal

Denis Paquin

Partner Fasken
A commercial lease is the second largest expenditure for most businesses. Given that it is also a long-term commitment, it is in the interest of landlords and tenants to pay it special attention.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1978
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Denis Paquin’s practice covers primarily the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial properties.  Vendors, buyers, promoters, landlords and tenants rely on his legal expertise and commercial experience in relation to issues involved in the purchase/sale, development, leasing and operation of commercial properties throughout Canada.


Denis has built a solid reputation as a negotiator and lawyer who understands the client’s business.  Recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in real estate law, more specifically commercial leasing, he has leading-edge expertise in the area of retail commerce, having served eight years as in-house real estate counsel for large national retailers.  He often handles files involving prominent or prestigious properties.

He drafts, analyzes, and negotiates all kinds of documents and instruments likely to be signed in the real estate area such as letters of intent, offers to purchase or lease, deeds of sale, leases, assignment of lease or sub-lease agreements, and other related contracts or agreements. Given his experience, he is regularly asked to prepare or update standard documents.

Denis has a lengthy and diversified experience and quickly grasps the issues and opportunities offered by a commercial property.  This adds value to his services, from both a legal and business perspective.  He finds solutions to problems faced by different real estate stakeholders based on his knowledge of the industry and the market.

Denis’ objective is to complete his mandate while respecting the values of clients and the people with whom he works.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LL.L. University of Ottawa

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association (Member of the Executive Committee — Real Estate, Québec)
  • International Council of Shopping Center (Member of the organizing committee of the annual Law Conference in Toronto, on several occasions and member of ICSC Quebec)
  • Conseil Québec de Commerce de Détail (Member)
  • Institut de Développement urbain — Canadian Institute (Member)

Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Défis associés au repositionnement/revitalisation d’un espace désuet ou d'une propriété non-performante Baux commerciaux - Open Forum Ouvert
Baux commerciaux Federated Press location location Montreal

Federated Press Conference Centre
Industrial Life Tower
2000, McGill College A


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