Miriam Robitaille is part of the corporate and commercial law team at the Quebec City office of Langlois Lawyers, specializing primarily in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and in real estate law.
She advises the firm’s clients on a variety of business law matters, mainly with regards to the purchase and sale of businesses, investment, financing, corporate structure and shareholders’ relations.
She has taken part in several significant and successful real estate transactions, advising a number of commercial and industrial clients with the sale of hotel resorts, property portfolios and industrial facilities including power plants and port installations.
Prior to joining the Langlois team in 2016, she acted as legal counsel for Quebec on behalf of a major wind farm owner in Quebec, where she worked with multidisciplinary teams on various elements of development, construction, power sale/purchase and operations of wind farms.
LL.B., Université Laval, 2011
Areas of Practice
Retrospective 2018 | 10 Success for Langlois’ Transactional Group
In 2018 Langlois was the law firm of choice of several major organizations for their mergers & acquisitions-related transactions. Langlois’ transactional group assisted important groups of businesses as well as foreign multinationals with several major projects, including strategic acquisitions, financings and equity investments. It was an interesting and active year rich in challenges for Langlois’ transactional group!
Retrospective of Langlois’ 10 Most Representative Mergers & Acquisitions Mandates of 2017
The expertise of Langlois Lawyers in the areas of technology, transportation, intellectual property, labour law, Northern development, environmental law and real estate law was called upon in several major and impactful mergers and acquisitions files that the firm handled in 2017.
Sale of rental properties
Langlois Lawyers represented a property vendor with matters related to the commercialization and sale of a portfolio regrouping ten commercial buildings in the city of Québec, for a total amount of approximately $60,000,000.
Acquisition of fishery holdings in Nova Scotia
Langlois Lawyers represented a client during the purchase of 2 operating businesses in Nova Scotia, namely a fishery holdings corporation and a seafood processing plant. Langlois actively took part in the negotiation and the financing linked to this unique transaction.
Sale of assets in the Port of Québec City
Langlois represented the vendor of a significant asset in the Port of Québec, which included the implementation of a long-term contractual framework with one of the Port’s major player.
Business acquisition – manufacturing sector
Langlois represented the buyer in a transaction involving the acquisition of all issued and outstanding share capital of a bathtub manufacturing company.
Corporate structure for a real estate development
Langlois’ team advised real estate investors in the context of the acquisition and development of lands in Quebec City, in order to build a major residential complex. Our lawyers negotiated and drafted all main agreements relating to the limited partnership structure and ancillary commercial agreements.
Corporate structure for fishing venture in Nova Scotia
Langlois’ team assisted its clients in the negotiations of a limited partnership in order to create a sustainable commercial fishing venture with local partners in the Maritimes, including agreements for the commercialization of seafood products.
Renewal of power purchase agreements
Langlois’ team represented its clients from the energy sector in their negotiations of power purchase agreements and other agreements with Hydro Quebec and related agencies for hydro facilities in Quebec.
- 2020 – Heritage Handoff Holdings, LLC v. Ronald Fontanella: the importance of fundamental representations and warranties in mergers and acquisitions
- 2020 – Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on commercial leases: important clauses for parties to consider
- 2019 – The Legal Construction Hypothec for Work Requested by a Lessee: Scope and Purpose
- 2018 – Revisiting the Dunkin’ Brands Decision in Light of Ontario’s Minimum Wage Increase
- 2017 – Purchasing an Electric Vehicle While Living in a Condominium: Be Sure to Plan Ahead!
- 2017 – The First Regulations Under the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act Are About to Come into Force!
- 2017 – Auto-Generated Juridical Acts: Are Lawyers’ Functions Being Usurped?
2020 – Contributor: “Commentaire sur la décision Société immobilière Duguay inc. c. 547264 Ontario Limited – La clause restreignant les usages commerciaux d’un immeuble se qualifie-t-elle de servitude réelle? : la Cour d’appel se prononce “ [Case comment on Société immobilière Duguay inc. v. 547264 Ontario Limited – Can the clause restricting the commercial uses of an immovable property qualify as a real servitude? : The Court of Appeal adjudicates], co-authored with Vincent Tremblay, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, EYB2020REP3062, June 2020.
2019 – Regard sur l’hypothèque légale de la construction dans un contexte locatif – Colloque Bail commercial, 4e édition, Thomson Reuters [in French]
2019 – La vérification diligente lors de l’acquisition d’un immeuble – Colloque de l’Association de la planification fiscale et financière [in French]
Member of the city of Québec Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ)