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Real estate, co-ownership and construction law.

Dunton Rainville has expertise in all aspects of real estate, co-ownership and construction law.

With a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and notaries, the firm offers an unrivalled range of services and expertise.

Real estate

Our real estate lawyers and notaries help a broad range of clients, including real estate developers, investors, landlords and tenants, financial institutions and real estate brokers, successfully complete their projects.

To provide clients with the best possible service, members of our real estate team work closely with colleagues in other practice areas, including construction law (e.g., construction defects, legal hypothecs) and municipal law (e.g., regulations, taxation, financing, expropriation).

Specialized services:

  • Real estate litigation
  • Acquisition and disposal of real estate assets
  • Title verification
  • Leasing with option to purchase
  • Latent defects and title defects
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Real estate financing
  • Real estate transactions

Co-ownership law

Dunton Rainville’s co-ownership lawyers and notaries have expertise in all aspects of condominium life and provide sound advice to clients, including condominium syndicates, managers and co-owners.

Our lawyers support condominium managers in commercial and residential leasing and legal analysis and provide advice on specific issues, as well as condominium management training. They also advise co-owners, particularly regarding the sale and purchase of condominiums, latent defects and disputes that may arise between interested parties.

Specialized services:

  • Insurance claims and losses
  • Analysis of declarations of co-ownership
  • Rewriting declarations of co-ownership
  • Legal advice
  • Advice and representation
  • Description of private portions
  • Customized training
  • Defects and latent defects
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Preparation and chairing of co-owners’ meetings
  • Recovery of common charges
  • Neighborhood problems
  • Support in the process of setting up a co-ownership
  • Analysis of declarations of co-ownership
  • Rewriting declarations of co-ownership
  • Modification of declarations of co-ownership
  • Preparation and chairing of co-owners’ meetings

Construction law

Dunton Rainville’s construction lawyers provide sound legal advice to a wide range of clients, including general contractors, real estate developers, subcontractors, owners, surety companies, architects, engineers, as well as manufacturers and suppliers of building materials.

Our team also maintains close relationships with various industry organizations, such as the Commission de la construction du Québec, the Commission des normes, de l’équité et de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

Our construction lawyers work closely with their colleagues in other practice areas, including notarial and administrative law, to the benefit of their clients. For example, our notaries can finalize the terms and conditions of real estate transactions, as well as draft and validate the contracts and securities required to give them full effect. In addition, the lawyers on our administrative law team can draft and review complex specifications, and play a significant role in the process of awarding contracts for major public works and infrastructure financing.

Specialized services:

  • Awarding of public and municipal contracts
  • Significant calls for tender, especially for infrastructure
  • Financing of infrastructure projects
  • Execution of securities (e.g., guarantees)
  • Drafting and reviewing of complex specifications and construction contracts
  • Representation to public authorities
  • Surety bonds
  • Construction litigation
  • Real estate transactions
  • Professional liability
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Labour relations

A solid legal presence across Québec


800 Square-Victoria St.
Suite 4300
Montréal (Québec) H3C 0B4


514 866-6743


514 866-8854


3055, Saint-Martin Blvd. W
Suite 610
Laval (Québec) H7T 0J3


450 686-8683

Mtl Line

514 990-8884


450 686-8693

Longueuil Urban Agglomeration

4501 Bishop St.
Suite 301
Longueuil (Québec) J3Y 9E1


450 672-4681


450 465-3700


1075 Firestone Blvd.
Suite 3100
Joliette (Québec) J6E 6X6


450 759-8800

Mtl Line

514 990-4485


450 759-8878


995 Maher St.
Suite 201
Saint-Jérôme (Québec) J5L 0A8


450 431-0705


450 431-1247


202 Richelieu St.
Suite 205
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec) J3B 6X8


450 358-5737


450 358-5748


1910 King St. W
Suite 320
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1J 2E2


819 481-0324


819 481-0337