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Julie Doré first joined the firm as a student in 1997 and is now a partner. Julie is known by her peers and clients for her leadership, her daring, and her determination. She is quick to understand her clients’ personalities and identify their objectives, a talent that encourages them to put their trust in her and results in a strong attorney-client relationship.

Over her career, Julie has acted for a great number of companies in more than a hundred equity financing deals, both private and public, and has advised numerous clients in connection with the merger or acquisition of their businesses. Julie brings all her passion to the table, advising her business clients as if the company were her own. She always tells it like it is, and wants the best for her clients.

In recent years, Julie has built on her commercial and business law experience, adding real estate law to her portfolio of expertise. She acts for real estate developers and lenders in the context of business partnerships formed with a view to acquiring properties and developing residential or commercial real estate projects.

Julie is a skilled negotiator, and she excels in leading the multidisciplinary legal teams she assembles to close the deals entrusted to her by her clients. To Julie, teamwork is the cornerstone of success.

Julie is also in charge of recruiting students for BCF. For many years she has been doing a remarkable job, attracting top talent to lay the groundwork for BCF’s future. She plays an active role in the firm’s advancement, and believes that human talent is the key to assuring its longevity. Julie is also involved in the training and evaluation of the firm’s lawyers, and was instrumental in establishing the partner-track program for the associates.

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec


  • Co-president of the full-day Strategic Planning Session on Real Estate & Urban Development (Open Forum), September 2018

  • CREW Lunch Conference – Moderated a panel on the Solar Uniquartier Project, March 2018

  • "Ownership of Real Estate, Canadian Tax" November 2016

  • "The Different Types of Development Partnerships, Agreements and Associations Available to Help you Reach your Objectives" September 2016

  • "The Particularities Related to the Financing of Construction and Real Estate Development Projects in Quebec " January 2015

  • "Earn out Provisions in Business Purchase and Sale Agreements – Legal Considerations " 2013 and 2014

  • "Corporate Consolidation : Amalgamation vs. Liquidation – Legal Aspects" September 2012

Representative work

  • Acquisition of Distech Controls Inc. by Acuity Brands Inc. for a price of $318,000,000

  • Transactions whereby Metro acquired a majority stake in Marché Adonis, a major Mediterranean food retailer in Montreal, and in its distributor, Phoenicia Products

  • Commercial agreements pursuant to which Distech Controls Inc. issued shares of its capital stock to Canadian and foreign investors while certain shareholders assigned a portion of their interest

  • Commercial agreements between Centria Capital Real Estate Investment Fund I, LP and other partners for the purpose of creating partnerships to develop real estate projects in the Montreal downtown core

  • Commercial agreements between Centria Capital Real Estate Investment Fund I, LP and Groupe Huot for the purpose of creating real estate partnerships for leasing projects in the Quebec City area

  • Humaniti Project with Cogir Real Estate and the FTQ Real Estate Fund, in the framework of a real estate development project worth more than $200M regarding mixed-use superficies in Montreal

  • Children’s Project: Square Children’s with Devimco Real Estate Developer on the former site of the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH). In addition to residential high-rise buildings, the project will host city services such as a beautiful park and a library

  • Solar Uniquartier project with Devimco and Fondaction CSN: a neighbourhood geared towards transit-oriented development (TOD) at the crossroads of highways 30 and 10 with more than 2,600 residences and multi-family dwellings

  • Many reputable real estate projects, including Les Façades and Les Jardins du Mesnil (13 buildings), Le Shaughn Apartments and O’Nessy Condominiums in Shaughnessy Village, Les Diplomates, Destination La Prairie, etc.

  • Several collaborations with Réseau Sélection, including Projet Sainte-Dorothée, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and Rosemont Les Quartiers phase 1 and 2


  • Fundraiser for the Marie-Vincent Foundation since 2015, and a performer in the Marvin on the Rock event

  • Representative of the firm in connection with the Justicia Project, an initiative designed to keep women in private practice


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