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Marc Beauchemin

Partner
Legal assistantChantal Lamarre514.878.8619clamarre@dgchait.com

Seasoned litigator Marc Beauchemin is a key player on Montréal’s municipal and legal scene. 

As Chair of De Grandpré Chait’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Marc plays a central role within the firm. His legal practice has two foci. In his first area of practice, municipal law, he represents the private interests of his clients, particularly major property owners, in the context of real estate developments throughout Québec. He and his specialized team handle complex public law and zoning litigation cases and frequently negotiate agreements pertaining to these issues with public authorities.

Marc also maintains a highly sophisticated major litigation practice, which covers class action suits. His resounding victory before the Québec Court of Appeal in the largest class action suit in Canadian legal history (a case involving the Québec Council on Tobacco and Health and the three major Canadian cigarette manufacturers) has established Marc as an authority in this field.Marc has extensive experience and an impressive track record in all areas of his practice.

He has pleaded before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court and, on more than fifty occasions, the Québec Court of Appeal, where he has represented governments, major Canadian companies, important real estate developers, national interest groups, etc. Marc wields this vast skill and expertise to defend his clients’ interests before all public authorities.

Seasoned litigator Marc Beauchemin is a key player on Montréal’s municipal and legal scene. 

As Chair of De Grandpré Chait’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Marc plays a central role within the firm. His legal practice has two foci. In his first area of practice, municipal law, he represents the private interests of his clients, particularly major property owners, in the context of real estate developments throughout Québec. He and his specialized team handle complex public law and zoning litigation cases and frequently negotiate agreements pertaining to these issues with public authorities.

Marc also maintains a highly sophisticated major litigation practice, which covers class action suits. His resounding victory before the Québec Court of Appeal in the largest class action suit in Canadian legal history (a case involving the Québec Council on Tobacco and Health and the three major Canadian cigarette manufacturers) has established Marc as an authority in this field.Marc has extensive experience and an impressive track record in all areas of his practice.

He has pleaded before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court and, on more than fifty occasions, the Québec Court of Appeal, where he has represented governments, major Canadian companies, important real estate developers, national interest groups, etc. Marc wields this vast skill and expertise to defend his clients’ interests before all public authorities.

Best Lawyers® in Canada
Lawyer of the Year in Municipal Law – 2022
Class Action Litigation – 2020, 2021, 2022
Expropriation Law – 2022
Municipal Law – 2022

Chambers Canada
Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use
“Band 1” in Quebec – 2020, 2021, 2022
“Spotlight Table” in Quebec – 2019

  • L’expropriation déguisée en droit québécois
    Colloque juridique et évaluation de l’actif de l’Association canadienne de taxe foncière, 2020
  • Without municipal resolution, what about your extras?
    De Grandpré Chait Construction Law Conference, 2018
  • Les meilleures pratiques pour faire approuver vos projets
    Urban & Real Estate Development Forum, 2016
  • La responsabilité de l’acheteur d’un immeuble contaminé depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi 72
    The Canadian Institute, 2004
  • Le recours hypothécaire sur un bien contaminé : la responsabilité de l’institution financière est-elle menacée depuis l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi 72 ?
    The Canadian Institute, 2004
  • La portée au Québec de l’arrêt John Hollick c. Ville de Toronto
    Insight Conference, 2002
  • Les aspects du recours collectif au Québec
    The Canadian Institute, 2001

LL.L.
Université de Montréal, 
1985

Member, Barreau du Québec
Member, Canadian Bar Association – Quebec

Disciplinary Board member, Barreau du Québec
Chairman of the Municipal Law Section from 2004 to 2007, Canadian Bar Association – Quebec