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Elias Retsinas Associé/Partner Montréal

Elias Retsinas

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 2003
Language(s) French, English, Greek
Office(s) Montréal


Elias Retsinas specializes in real estate law and is a partner at Fasken’s Montreal office. His practice is focused primarily on real estate joint ventures, including the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of real estate assets such as mixed use development projects, office and residential towers and hotel properties.

Elias regularly acts on behalf of various developers, lenders, investors, family offices and hotel operators 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 and is recognized and sought after as one of Montreal’s go to real estate lawyers.


Client Work

  • LaSalle Canada Core Real Property, L.P. acquires 50% interest in Maison Manuvie,
  • eStruxture finalizes the acquisition of the Canadian data center business from Aptum Technologies and enters into a credit facility with Deutsche Bank Credit Solutions and Direct Lending,
  • Advised on sale of COLO-D to Cologix,
  • The Brivia Group Acquires 12 Acres of Undeveloped Land in Mont-Tremblant,
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia establishes loan facilities totalling approximately C$315 million,
  • Broccolini sells ABB Complex,
  • GI Partners acquires industry leading data centre from Ericsson ICT,
  • Sale of light industrial portfolios in Montreal’s West Island,
  • Sale of Scotia Tower and US$159.2 million financing of Monit Investments,

Career & Education


  • LLB, BCL McGill University
  • BA McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Quebec Bar Association


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Real Estate Holdings Structures - From Limited Partnerships to Trusts Speaker location location Montreal
Updated version - Pitfalls to avoid in drafting a commitment letter Speaker, Banque de Montréal training location location Montréal


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