Marc Jolicoeur  

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

Marc Jolicoeur is a corporate commercial lawyer who focuses his practice on acting for Crown corporations, public institutions, charities and not-for-profit organizations. He acts as general corporate counsel for numerous corporate clients in connection with corporate-commercial matters including governance, corporate issues, strategic alliances, restructuring, financing, public-private partnerships, and general commercial matters.

Marc has held many senior management positions at BLG including National Group Head of the Specialized Business Law Group, Leader of the National Corporate Commercial Practice Group, Managing Partner of the Ottawa Regional Office, member of the National Managing Committee, and member and Chair of the firm's Partnership Board.

Marc has a strong belief in business and community participation, and during his professional career has been actively involved with over 25 organizations as a member of their boards or steering committees, as well as in various other roles. He has received many awards for community service and philanthropy, including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of Ottawa for his role as a community advocate and for his contributions to community service.

Representative Work

  • Acted for several public institutions in connection with major capital development projects.
  • Acted for a municipality in connection with a public-private partnership for the construction of a light-rail transit service.
  • Acted for a municipality in connection with negotiation of a multi-year agreement for the collection and composting of organic waste and in connection with a waste-to-energy project.
  • Acted for the Court-appointed monitor in the sale of the Ottawa Senators' NHL franchise.
  • Acted for a public hospital in connection with a multi-year agreement with a Crown corporation for the provision of infrastructure facilities and health services to members of the Canadian Forces.
  • Acted in connection with several regional corporations providing services to public hospitals in the Champlain regions, such as laboratory services, supply chain management, food services, linen services and shared services.
  • Acted for several national and regional public institutions and not-for-profit organizations in respect of the governance review of their structure, bylaws and board governance.

Publications & Presentations

  • Senior instructor and seminar instructor, Ottawa program of the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada for over 10 years.
  • Speaker at numerous conferences and continuing education programs on corporate and commercial law topics and governance.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2012) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Infrastructure Law).
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Health Care Law).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
  • Community Service / Philanthropic Awards:  University of Ottawa Meritas Tabaret award for alumni achievement (2016); Order of Ottawa (2012); Philos Award (2008); Ronald McDonald House Award, (2004), the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contribution to the community (2003); the André Mailhot Award – United Way Canada's highest award of merit (2002); the Gordon F. Henderson Award from the County of Carleton Law Association in recognition of business and community involvement (2001); Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa (1999); and the Médaille d'excellence for the outstanding businessperson of the year from le Regroupement des gens d'affaires d'Ottawa (1994).