Jean-Pierre has over 25 years of experience in practising real estate law specializing in Property Leasing. In 2000, he founded the Montréal boutique law firm Riel & Associates. Jean-Pierre was previously an officer and in house counsel for TrizecHahn during which time he participated in several major real estate transactions. Today, his clients include major institutional corporations, developers and tenants seeking legal services for their real estate needs across Québec and Canada. For over a decade, he has been the lead Property Leasing lawyer for the most important retail development in the greater Montréal area. His clients rely on his extensive expertise and experience during the negotiation, drafting and conclusion of leasing transactions. Jean-Pierre also has a solid experience in sales and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration relating to real estate matters. Jean-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1986 and is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, the University of Strasbourg and the Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1). Recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in Property Leasing, Jean-Pierre regularly contributes to publications on real estate related topics.