Michael Garonce is a leading practitioner in the area of real estate law. His practice is focused on the acquisition and development of real property, with particular emphasis on the appropriate ownership structure to be employed.
He represents major real estate developers and managers with respect to large and complex files. He has been involved in many of the principal real estate transactions concluded in Montréal in the past 15 years, including as lead lawyer for several transactions involving sales of real properties, each in excess of $70 million.
He taught for several years at the McGill University Faculty of Law and also taught for many years as a lecturer in law at the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board. A sought-after speaker, he was invited by various associations and organizations, such as the Canadian Institute, the Canadian Bar Association and the Meredith Conferences. He lectured on the law of civil responsibility as part of the Québec Bar's series of lectures on the Civil Code Reform in 1994 which were included in the mandatory program that all lawyers were obliged to follow. Mr. Garonce is also acknowledged for his high professional and ethical standards which have earn him the trust of his clients and the recognition of his peers.