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Lawyer | Civil, Commercial & Real Estate Litigation | Consumer Protection Law

Marc James Tacheji

Partner Fasken
A lawyer today must redefine himself as a business partner, rather than a mere problem solver.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2013
Language(s) French, English, Armenian
Office(s) Montréal


Marc James is a pleader working in the litigation and conflict resolution group. His practice focuses mainly on commercial, real estate and contract litigation, including a particular attention to consumer protection law. He regularly pleads before all civil courts and administrative tribunals, notably in the context of extraordinary remedies such as provisional and interlocutory injunctions, as well as safeguard measures.

Known for his efficiency, as well as his practical and innovative solutions, Marc James advises a clientele composed of both landlords and tenants, as well as entrepreneurs and educational institutions. His experience allows him to assist these clients before courts and administrative tribunals in all aspects of their files, including litigation related to their leases, zoning and urban planning, permit applications, servitudes (easements), construction, hidden defects, expropriation and disturbances. He also practices in co-ownership law.

In addition to his practice in real estate law, Marc James regularly advises clients on the application of specific legal regimes, most notably franchise law, as well as the Consumer Protection Act, the Act respecting Private Education, the Canadian Charter, the Québec Charter, the Charter of the French Language and the specific rules pertaining to class actions.

With his colleagues Michael Shortt and Camille Duguay, Marc James teaches advocacy at the McGill Law Faculty. He also serves as secretary on the board of directors of Hay Doun, a non-profit organization serving the Armenian community in Montreal. Marc James is also a member of the Canadian-Armenian Business Council. Involved with his pears, he was also a director of the Young Bar of Montreal for two years.


  • Recognized as Ones to Watch in Class Action Litigation in Montreal, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022
  • Winner of the French Orator prize 2016, Oratory Competition, Young Bar Association of Montreal , Young Bar Association of Montreal 2016
  • Winner of the Paris-Montreal Award, Young Bar Association of Montreal 2016
2016 Young Bar Association of Montreal Winner of the French Orator prize 2016, Oratory Competition, Young Bar Association of Montreal
2016 Young Bar Association of Montreal Winner of the Paris-Montreal Award

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • BCL / LLB McGill University
  • Certificate China University of Political Science & Law
  • MA, Philosophy Université de Montréal
  • BA, Political Science Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Team Coach, Concours de plaidoirie Pierre-Basile-Mignault, McGill University Law Faculty
  • Secretary, Board of Directors of the non-profit organization Hay Doun

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Young Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
  • Member, Canadian-Armenian Business Council
  • Member, Armenian Bar Association


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Expropriation Presented at Project Management Institute (PMI) organized by Fasken Martineau Dumoulin. location location Montreal Fasken Martineau DuMoulin


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