Biographical notes - Claude Gendron
fields of legal specialization are real estate, infrastructure and corporate financing. Having started his career with one of the major Canadian banks, his main clients were large real estate developers and investors, financial institutions, pension funds and governmental agencies.
Mr. Gendron was involved in a great many of the real estate acquisition and sales transactions in downtown
as well as in numerous national and international transactions. He also participated actively in several sales and acquisitions of industrial and commercial property portfolios and played a leading role in the development and financing of numerous office building and infrastructure projects.
In the infrastructure sector, Mr. Gendron served as the lead external legal counsel to Infrastructure Québec for the completion of the new Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal and the
Health Centre, and also for the
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine
modernization project. Mr. Gendron also participated in many important national and international financings.
Mr. Gendron was named Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate (
) in 2010 by
The Best Lawyers in Canada
and is also recognized in the field of real estate by the prestigious
Chambers Global Directory
. He is also cited for his real estate experience in the
Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers,
published by the Legal Media Group/Euromoney Publications, as well as in the
Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada,
published by American Lawyer Media Group in conjunction with
Called to the Quebec Bar in 1975, Mr. Gendron holds a B.Adm. (1971) from the
University of Ottawa
, and earned his Licence in Law (LL.L) and his Master's Degree in Law (LL.M) from Université de Montréal.
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