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Louis Samuel

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Louis Samuel's practice is primarily focused on real estate, commercial and estate litigation. For over 30 years, he has handled multiple cases and has pleaded before the courts of all levels, including the Court of Appeal. Owing to his expertise, he is chair of the Commercial litigation sector and sits on the Board of Directors at De Grandpré Chait. He is regularly called upon to represent his clients, which are composed of real estate owners, developers and brokers. He also represents many commercial property managers and owners, and regularly sees to the safeguard of their rights as landlords.

Mr. Samuel is also active in the field of estate litigation, where he represents executors, administrators, trustees, heirs and beneficiaries in the context of various disputes ranging from non-contentious liquidations of estates, replacement of liquidators, annulment of wills, rendering of account and related safeguard measures.

A regular professor at the Barreau du Québec, where he taught evidence, procedure, drafting, legal representation, prior claims and hypothecs, Mr. Samuel is a seasoned real estate speaker, often invited to speak at symposiums and continuing education courses accredited by the Barreau du Québec. He has been involved in various committees, including the Liaison Committee with the Superior Court of Québec, of which he was a member from 2006 to 2009. He also serves as a long-standing member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Barreau du Québec.

Education

1982 - LL.B., Université de Montréal

Acknowledgments

Recognized as a leading lawyer in Commercial leasing law in the 2019 and 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

Professional Affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Bar of Montreal
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Urban Development Institute of Québec

Conferences

October 2011 - Les recours du bailleur en matière de louage, Association de la planification fiscale et financière (APFF)
June 2009 - Le régime de substitution d'hypothèque légale par garantie suffisante, Canadian Bar Association

Publications

October 2011 - Les recours du bailleur en matière de louage, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)

February 2004 - The scope of the obligation of good faith: Is a contract still "law of the price"? De Grandpré Chait Newsletter