Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Université de Montréal
Sébastien Thomas is a partner in the Montreal office. He practises real estate and infrastructure law, with extensive experience in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing and development projects, with a focus on commercial and industrial projects, energy and infrastructure. He also has developed an expertise in municipal and administrative law, including in connection with municipal regulation (including zoning), transfer duties (land transfer tax), realty tax and expropriation, in the contexts of both litigation and project implementations.
Mr. Thomas was a guest speaker at the McGill University Law Faculty, teaching, amongst other things, municipal law and property taxes in the context of commercial leasing. He also was a guest speaker at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal, teaching municipal law to students pursuing their Master’s degree in real estate management.
Mr. Thomas is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Urban Development Institute of Quebec and the Canadian Property Tax Association.
Mr. Thomas received his LL.B. in 1999 from Université de Montréal. He was called to the Québec Bar in 2000.
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McCarthy Tétrault expands its Real Property and Planning Group in Montreal
Transactions & Cases
Toromont buys Hewitt Group for C$1.1B
Québec Iron Ore Inc. and Champion Iron Mines Limited purchase the Bloom Lake Mine and related rail and mining assets from Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Réseau Sélection JV acquires three properties in the Greater Montréal Area
Lafarge completes US$700 million sale of its North American Gypsum assets to Lone Star Funds affiliate
Innergex Renewable and MRC de Rivière-du-Loup close C$61.7 million financing for wind energy project
Eolectric Club and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada complete Vents du Kempt wind power project financing
Oxford Properties completes C$232 million purchase of LaCité residential complex