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Richard Clare Associé/Partner Montréal

Richard J. Clare

Partner Fasken
In structuring a joint venture agreement, it is essential that each party benefit therefrom. Aligning the interest of every party is key to the success of the venture.
Jurisdiction Québec, 1976
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Richard J. Clare provides high-level advice and has an unparalleled reputation as a strategic advisor in the real estate community. With a practice in real estate and commercial law, he assists clients in real estate development, joint venture structures, portfolio dispositions and acquisitions and financing. Richard acts for institutional lenders in structuring construction or permanent financing. He also advises purchasers, vendors, developers and real estate agents on the sale, purchase, development and zoning of buildings.

Leaders in the hotel industry seek Richard’s guidance on franchise agreements and management contracts.

In the structuring of mixed-use projects, Richard uses divided co-ownership (horizontal and vertical) and rights of superficies.

Richard has also developed expertise in the use of emphyteutic and usufruct structures as tax advantages for non-profit entities.

Directories recognizing Richard’s expertise in real estate law include The Best Lawyers in Canada where he was recognized as Lawyer of the Year 2017 Quebec, in real estate. He is also recognized in Chambers Canada, Who’s who Legal, and the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Real Estate. The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 recognizes Richard’s expertise in Property Development and Project Finance.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LL.L. Université de Montréal
  • BSc McGill University

Community involvement

  • President of the Board of Quartier Éphémère (Darling Foundry)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Gestion Fonds d’Investissement de Montréal (F.I.M.) Inc. (since 2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Urban Development Institute of Québec

Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

David vs. Goliath: The nimble developer and the institutional investor enter into a real estate joint venture Workshop - 7th Fasken Martineau Symposium location location Montreal
The Canadian Institute and Insight Lecturer and Panelist, conferences on real estate law location location Montréal
Urban Development Institute of Québec Lecturer and Panelist, Conferences on real estate law location location Montréal


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