Skip to main content
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies as described in our privacy policy.
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 Quebec, 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.

  • Recognized in Real Estate Law in Québec, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2020
  • Recognized by the Legal 500 Canada in the area of real estate , The Legal 500 Canada 2015 to 2020
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to 2020
Chambers Canada Recognized in Real Estate Law in Québec Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
The Legal 500 Canada Recognized by the Legal 500 Canada in the area of real estate
The Best Lawyers in Canada Named in Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized as one of Canada's best Real Estate Law lawyers
Date Client


  • LLL 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
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


    Receive email updates from our team