Luc Gratton

Luc Gratton

Miller Thomson LLP

Recognized since 2014

Montréal, Quebec

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law

Environmental Law

Municipal Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Municipal Law
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Luc Gratton has a diverse practice in municipal, environmental, and administrative law. Luc’s clientele consists mainly of local, national, and multinational companies. He acts on behalf of his clients before administrative tribunals and courts of law.

Luc counsels and represents municipalities, landowners of large properties, paragovernmental companies, and promoters of residential, commercial, industrial and wind power developments. He also advises industrial companies and professionals involved in the planning and execution of large-scale real estate ventures and in the operation of both their companies and properties.

Luc has particular expertise with respect to the compliance issues associated with these ventures, such as compliance with the applicable laws and regulations; the issuance and transfer of permits; federal, provincial, and municipal certificates and authorizations; public calls for tenders; amendments to urban planning regulations; negotiation of protocol agreements with public authorities; negotiation of cost-sharing agreements for equipment and infrastructure intended to be transferred to public authorities; assignment of land for parks purposes; preservation of natural areas; expropriation and real estate appraisals; municipal taxation and assessments; private nuisance; environmental issues such as the characterization of soil, rehabilitation programmes, drafting and publication of contamination warnings, restricting the use of soils, and decontamination; cartels and subsidies related to the decontamination; constitutional jurisdiction divisions; superficiary law contracts; emphyteutic leases, sales and easements; and divided co-ownership of immovables.

Luc has given several conferences and published many articles on topics related to his practice including “La compétence municipale en matière d’environnement et la navigation maritime” (Recent Developments in Municipal Law, 2011), “L’énergie éolienne au Québec” (2007 Energy Summit, Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association), and “La responsabilité du propriétaire, du vendeur et de l’acquéreur en matière de contamination des sols ” (Canadian Bar Association, Section CCCA, 2011).

Luc sits on Miller Thomson’s National Conflicts of Interest Committee.


  • 1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3700
    Montréal, QC H3B 4W5


  • English
  • French


  • University of Montreal, Bachelor of Laws, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Quebec, 1975

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Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Municipal Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Municipal Law, Montréal, Canada (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Municipal Law

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