Line Abecassis

Line Abecassis  

Partner

Executive Summary

Line Abecassis practises in most areas of real property law and associated areas of general commercial law, including, leasing, acquisition, divestiture and financing of real estate and development. She participated in the development of various real estate projects (hotels, senior housing residences, shopping centres and office buildings).

Line speaks French, English, Hebrew and Arabic fluently.

Representative Work

  • Acted for CiToxLAB Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of AccelLAB Inc.
  • Participated in several real estate transactions, including the acquisition and sale of parcels of land for residential and commercial development purposes, and the acquisition and sale of enterprises.
  • Participated in the drafting of various commercial agreements, including commercial leases for office buildings and shopping centres.
  • Performs legal research assignments in class action cases and complex commercial litigations.
  • Drafts legal opinions, argumentation plans and appeal factums.
  • Assisted Northern Property REIT, in its creation of a $3 billion national multi-family REIT through the acquisition of True North Apartment REIT and a C$535 million multi-family portfolio managed by Starlight Investments Ltd.
  • Represents both Bell Canada and SNC-LAVALIN O&M SOLUTIONS INC. in the management of Bell Canada's real estate portfolio.
  • Acting as external real estate counsel in the province of Québec of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited.
  • Advising in connection with the establishment in Québec of The Brick Real Estate Corporation.
  • Lender counsel to a number of Canadian institutional lenders in respect of commercial, retail and residential construction projects.
  • Assisted in the acquisition in 2012 of a 15-building portfolio in Montréal.
  • Assisted in the sale in 2012 of the La Cité multi-residential complex in Montréal for over 232 million dollars.
  • Assisted in the sale in 2014 of the Auberge des Seigneurs in Saint‑Hyacinthe, QC.
  • Assisted in the sale in 2014 of the Hotel Tadoussac, in Tadoussac, QC.
  • Assisted in the sale in 2015 of the Hilton Bonaventure hotel in Montréal.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Co-Author, "L'immobilier commercial," Le Détaillant magazine, vol. 13, no. 4, Winter 2012, Conseil québécois du commerce de détail.
  • Co-Author, "La clause d'usage et la clause d'exclusivité en matière de louage commercial," Le Bail commercial, Collection Blais 2011.
  • Author of article cited in a Québec Superior Court decision: "La clause d'usage et la clause d'exclusivité en matière de louage commercial," published in Le Bail commercial - Collection Blais 2011 (article cited in 2855-0523 Québec Inc. c. Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. (C.S., 2011‑11-21), 2011 QCCS 6624, SOQUIJ AZ-50812351, 2012EXP-572, J.E. 2012-316). 

Presentations

  • Speaker, Conférence avancée sur les baux commerciaux, Canadian Institute, June 2012.
  • Speaker, Conference on Commercial Leases, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, October 14, 2011.
  • Speaker, 6th Conférence avancée sur la négociation, la rédaction et l'exécution des baux commerciaux, Canadian Institute, June 2011.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Faculty of Law Gold Medal, Université de Montréal (first in Bachelor of Laws Program).
  • Carswell Prize (first in Bachelor of Laws Program).
  • Law Professors' Prize (first in Bachelor of Laws Program).
  • Lord Reading Law Society Prize (highest marks in Constitutional Law).
  • Joseph-Blain Prize (excellence in research and legal drafting).
  • Bereskin & Parr Prize (highest marks in Intellectual Property).
  • Robic Prize (excellence in Intellectual Property).
  • Wilson & Lafleur Prize (highest marks in Civil Law).
  • Réjane-Laberge-Colas Prize (excellence in Family Law and the Law of Persons).
  • Lemieux and Berthelot Prize (excellence in Legal Foundations).
  • Université de Montréal Scholarships for excellence.

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