800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1978 (QC)
Denis Paquin’s practice covers primarily the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of commercial properties. Vendors, buyers, promoters, landlords and tenants rely on his legal expertise and commercial experience in relation to issues involved in the purchase/sale, development, leasing and operation of commercial properties throughout Canada. Denis has built a solid reputation as a negotiator and lawyer who understands the client’s business. Recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in real estate law, more specifically commercial leasing, he has leading-edge expertise in the area of retail commerce, having served eight years as in-house real estate counsel for large national retailers. He often handles files involving prominent or prestigious properties. He drafts, analyzes, and negotiates all kinds of documents and instruments likely to be signed in the real estate area such as letters of intent, offers to purchase or lease, deeds of sale, leases, assignment of lease or sub-lease agreements, and other related contracts or agreements. Given his experience, he is regularly asked to prepare or update standard documents.
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.