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De Grandpré Chait

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  • 1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
  • Suite 2900
  • Montréal
  • Québec
  • Canada
  • H3B 4W5

Firm profile submitted by De Grandpré Chait

DE GRANDPRÉ CHAIT LLP is a leader in real estate law with recognized strengths in commercial and civil litigation, dispute resolution, business and taxation, intellectual property, project financing, construction, insurance, insolvency and restructuring. It represents clients that include companies of all sizes, both private and public, financial institutions, as well as industry associations. De Grandpré Chait has comprehensive knowledge of client industries which enables them to provide seamless and personalized quality service. The firm is committed to building a solid and long-term business relationship with clients across Canada and worldwide through the firm's affiliation with two international legal networks, Lexwork International and Interlaw.

Real Estate:
De Grandpré Chait’s real estate lawyers, notaries and paralegals represent developers, owners, investors, contractors, lenders and borrowers at each stage of a project, including planning, financing, development and construction, the acquisition or sale of real estate assets, and leasing or operational issues.

De Grandpré Chait’s taxation lawyers provide practical and innovative tax solutions, including financing, personal and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, commodity taxes, voluntary disclosure, and administrative and legal contestations.

De Grandpré Chait’s construction lawyers provide thorough advice to all participants in the construction industry, such as drafting contracts, financing, calls for tenders, bids, construction hypothecs, security bonds, and protecting claims.

Commercial Litigation:
De Grandpré Chait’s litigation and conflict resolution strategies are among its major strengths, as demonstrated by the size and number of disputes, insolvencies, insurance and liability cases, as well as debt collection matters the firm handles year after year.

De Grandpré Chait represents businesses of all sizes in various corporate and transactional matters, including business structuring, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and shareholder agreements, business succession, project financing, corporate governance, and securities.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring:
De Grandpré Chait provides clients with a wide range of legal services, including formal and informal arrangements or restructuring, oppression remedies, priority disputes, fraudulent conveyances, and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Winding-up and Restructuring Act.

Municipal / Environmental Law:
De Grandpré Chait is involved in property assessment disputes, zoning, subdivision and construction municipal by-laws, as well as the issuance of certificates of approval, environmental liability arising from the exercise of commercial and industrial activities, and environmental due diligence.

De Grandpré Chait touches upon all aspects of banking law, including the restructuring of businesses in financial difficulty, bankruptcy, real estate, movable and immovable collateral security, shareholders’ disputes, commercial disputes, and all types of financing.

De Grandpré Chait represents the interests of both insurers and insured, as defendants or plaintiffs, for a wide range of matters, such as the interpretation of insurance contracts, commercial liability insurance, civil and professional liability insurance, and surety bonds.

Intellectual Property:
De Grandpré Chait provides strategic advice to clients on various matters, such as the registration of intellectual property rights (IP), the management of IP portfolios, IP property disputes, compliance with privacy laws, as well as consumer protection.

Labour & Employment:
De Grandpré Chait advises clients, namely with regards to union negotiations, hiring, workplace privacy, workplace attendance management, workplace harassment, the use of social media, dismissals, as well as the drafting of complex agreements, workplace policies and codes of conduct.

Debt Recovery:
De Grandpré Chait’s knowledge of creditors' rights, consumer law and collection enables the firm to particularly distinguish itself in mortgage recovery and priority disputes, consumer debt collection, leases and leasing debt collection, and recovery in cases of commercial fraud.


  • 1000 De La Gauchetière Street West,
  • Suite 2900,
  • Montréal,
  • Québec
  • Canada
  • H3B 4W5
  • Tel +1 514 878 4311
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