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Elias Retsinas Associé/Partner Montréal

Elias Retsinas

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2003
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Elias Retsinas specializes in real estate law and is a partner at Fasken’s Montreal office. His practice is focused on the acquisition, financing, development and leasing of real estate assets such as office and residential complexes, shopping centres, resorts, wilderness estates and hotel properties.


Elias regularly acts on behalf of various national and international lenders, property owners/investors, developers and hotel banners and has extensive knowledge and understanding of the technical and business aspects surrounding the real estate industry. He has established a reputation as a solution driven dealmaker, who is recognized and sought after as one of Montreal’s go to real estate lawyers.


Elias was recently involved in various high-profile transactions including the conclusion of construction and term financing arrangements exceeding a total of $3B with some of Canada’s most active lenders and real estate developers.

  • Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020
  • Named in Chambers Canada, Chambers Canada 2020
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2020
The Best Lawyers in Canada Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized in the area of Real estate Law
Chambers Canada Named in Chambers Canada Recognized in Real Estate law
The Best Lawyers in Canada Named in Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized in Real estate Law


  • LLB, BCL McGill University
  • BA McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

Real Estate Holdings Structures - From Limited Partnerships to Trusts Speaker location location Montreal
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