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Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 2004

Expertise: business law  |  real estate law

Firm partner Jean-François Hudon has been practicing law for 13 years. He began his career in litigation and has since expanded his expertise to real estate law, corporate law, and new technologies. He puts his ready approachability and broad know-how to use to counsel and assist financial institutions, real estate developers, construction companies, natural product companies, software developers, and telecom businesses.

His enthusiasm and versatility are valuable assets that have served him well on a wide range of assignments, from implementing financing strategies of all kinds to negotiating lease, licensing, and development contracts and obtaining contractor licenses. He is also involved in transactions to buy and sell businesses, assets, and buildings, and create corporate and joint venture structures for various projects and partnerships.

Assistant: Linda Durand


  • Business law (banking law, commercial law, corporate law, construction law, real estate law (sale, acquisition, and leasing), corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions)
  • Real estate law (construction law, condominium law, property law, leasing law, financing and mortgages, legal hypothecs, investments and partners, sales and acquisitions)


  • LL.B., Université de Montréal (2003)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2014 to present)
  • Gascon et associés (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • "Crowdfunding", a talk given during the Vision PDG event (February 2014)
  • “Non-compete clauses: Employment contracts and selling a business”, a talk given during the Vision PDG event (February 2013)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Urban Development Institute of Quebec
  • Member, Quebec Technology Association


  • Nominated for the Young Bar Association of Montreal’s Lawyer of the Year Award, Commercial Law category
  • Cannabis law expertise recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada