De Grandpré Chait is strongly established within the business community and has upheld a tradition of excellence for over 90 years. Located in Montréal (Quebec), the firm favours a niche-oriented approach and offers a specialized state-of-the-art service to its clients in the following seven legal areas: real estate, business, construction, taxation, municipal and expropriation, insolvency and restructuring, and litigation.
With over 70 practising lawyers, including award-winning law enthusiasts, our mission is to listen to, advise, and assist our clients by providing them with effective strategies and solutions that are specifically tailored to fit their needs. We distinguish ourselves by our entrepreneurial culture and our willingness to develop and maintain, with each of our clients, business relationships rooted in our core values: trust, integrity, transparency, responsibility, excellence and empathy.
To support our clients in their growth objectives and commercial activities beyond the borders of Quebec and Canada, De Grandpré Chait is a member of Interlaw, a prestigious international legal network. This membership extends the firm's reach to more than 150 cities on five continents. We embrace Interlaw's mission to provide impeccable professional standards, timely response, transparent and fair billing practices, as well as open, honest and direct communication with clients and referring lawyers.
The firm and its lawyers continue to gain local, national and international recognition by winning prestigious awards each year. Our municipal law and real estate law groups have been repeatedly featured in the renowned Chambers Canada Guide for their acclaimed expertise in zoning and expropriation law. Alongside Chambers, nearly 30 lawyers from across the firm’s legal sectors are currently listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada directory.
An important element of our success is the collaboration between our municipal, real estate and construction legal sectors. Our construction law team's intimate knowledge of the risks, issues and the industry’s unique business contexts allows us to provide expert advice to our clients and to maintain our excellent reputation as a leader in the Quebec construction law scene. Their skills are on par with those of our real estate team, a leading team in Quebec real estate law that is continually trusted with some of the largest real estate transactions in the province. Our municipal law team reinforces the aforementioned dynamic duo; it is the largest zoning and land use practice in Quebec. While our municipal law team is strategically dedicated to that area of law, the team often works in conjunction with our real estate law and construction law teams on major development projects in the province.
De Grandpré Chait joined forces with Quebec tax law firm GWBR in August 2021 to better listen to, advise and assist clients. The addition of the 20 tax professionals from GWBR has enhanced our service to the Quebec business community and positioned the firm as a new powerhouse in tax law.
With a century of history and a century of expertise, we are proud to be an exemplary Canadian law firm.