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Nicolas  Leblanc

Nicolas Leblanc

Partner Fasken
There are several reasons why an investor would form a joint venture with other parties during an investment or real estate project, either to benefit from their knowledge of the market, their management experience or their expertise in project development.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2007
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal
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Nicolas Leblanc is co-head of Fasken’s Real Estate group in Montréal. He is also active in the Infrastructure group. Nicolas provides strategic advice to a wide range of players in the financial, real estate, transportation and infrastructure markets on the development of projects requiring interaction with administrative, government and community stakeholders.

Nicolas represents owners, managers, promoters and lenders in relation to purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, commercial leases and real estate financings for a wide range of commercial, industrial and multi-residential properties. 

Nicolas negotiates diverse real estate transactions and guides clients through the various project steps in the transportation and energy sectors, including the design, construction, procurement and commissioning.

Nicolas acts as external legal counsel to the Société québécoise des infrastructures in relation to the completion of the new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal and the McGill University Health Centre.

An active member of the Government Relations and Ethics group, Nicolas helps clients understand the legislative framework governing lobbyism and relations with federal and provincial government authorities.

2019 Legal 500 Legal 500 2019 Recognized as a ''great talent'' in Real Estate Law
2018 to 2019 Chambers Canada Chambers Canada 2018-2019 in the area of Real Estate Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
2016 to 2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized as one of Canada's best Real Estate Law lawyers by the Best Lawyers in Canada
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Education

  • Certificate, Mining Law Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB, BCL McGill University
  • Major in Commercial Negotiations McGill University

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

Memberships & 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
Book Neate and Godfrey : Bank Confidentiality – 6th Edition
Article Neate and Godfrey: Bank Confidentiality
Les servitudes dans le cadre de projets à usages mixtes et de restriction d’usages (Servitudes in mixed-use projects and servitudes that create use restrictions) Presented at Communic’Action, the key to success (2016 Annual Convention) organized by the Canadian Association of ParaLegals location location Montreal Hotel Plaza Centre-Ville
Legal Opinions in the Context of Transactions Presented at Fasken Martineau Institute location location Montreal Fasken Martineau
Montréal’s deal of the year: the anatomy of a $500M transaction Presented at Quebec apartment investment conference organized by Canadian Real Estate Forums

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