Julie Desrochers is a partner and head of the Real Estate Group in Gowling WLG’s Montréal office. She also sits on the firm’s National Real Estate Committee. Over the course of her career, Julie has garnered significant experience in matters pertaining to real estate sales and acquisitions, commercial real estate development, commercial lease and mortgage loan drafting and negotiating, as well as in several areas of commercial law. She frequently represents financial institutions, land developers, real estate owners, governmental entities, and telecommunications companies. She has also been involved in several major purchase and sale transactions involving a number of industrial, commercial, and mixed real property portfolios. She has given numerous conferences on the topic of commercial leasing in Montréal. Julie is regularly recognized by her peers in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Julie received Best Lawyers' 2018 Commercial Leasing Law Lawyer of the Year award in Montréal. She was named an Acritas Star in 2019 and 2020.