Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City
Vincent Tremblay is a partner in the business law group of Langlois Lawyers in Québec City. He specializes in real estate, finance and corporate law. He also provides his clients with business and strategic advice on a range of projects, namely in real estate or technology, guiding them through all stages from planning to development.
Vincent has particular expertise in negotiating various types of commercial contracts and acts in this regard as legal advisor for SMEs, financial institutions and large companies.
Before joining Langlois Lawyers, Vincent had been practicing since 2009 in a private and corporate finance company. He started his career as a legal advisor and litigator and was involved in the financing process of several real estate projects across the province. In 2016, he was named Vice President of Operations and was responsible for all legal and day-to-day operations of the organization. This experience has enabled him to understand the operational risks of a business, both internal and external, and thus to provide his clients with actual and tailor-made solutions to achieve their specific objectives.
LL.B., Civil Law, Laval University, 2007
Areas of Practice
Acquisition of a Maple-Sugar Bush in a Bankruptcy Situation
Langlois represented the acquirer of the corporate operator of a maple sugar-bush and an inn located in Quebec.
Negotiation and Purchase of Commercial Real Estate
Assisted client and negotiated with sellers the terms and conditions for the purchase of a parcel of land for commercial purposes. Conducted due diligence and put in place corporate structure for client. Drafted, signed and registered the deed of sale in the Land Register.
Constitution of Medical Cannabis Corporation and Ongoing Advice and Assistance
Constituted new corporation with share structure allowing additional investors and partners. Assisted client with putting business structure in place and obtaining a medical cannabis producer’s licence from Health Canada. Advised and assisted client with the purchase of land and the construction of production greenhouses with an aggregate value of $100 million.
Real Estate Law – Lease
Advised an American manufacturing corporation with a Quebec subsidiary on its obligations under a commercial lease, particularly regarding the validity of a first-refusal clause, and on the importance of publishing its lease in the Land Register.
Notice of Intention to Make a Proposal and Interim Financing
Represented three related corporations in connection with their financial restructuring. The corporations were all SMBs with liquidity problems who sought to make a proposal to their creditors.
Negotiation and Drafting of a Letter of Intent (LOI)
Advised and assisted a real estate promoter in negotiating the purchase of a mixed-use property in the Quebec City area.
Negotiation and Substitution of a Legal Construction Hypothec
Represented a general contractor while work was ongoing, in substituting the security held by one of its subcontractors, in the form of a legal construction hypothec.
Purchase of a Business
Together with an Ontario law firm, advised an Alberta corporation on the acquisition of a Quebec SMB involved in cryptocurrency mining.
Litigation – Seizure in Revendication
Urgent court proceeding on behalf of an unpaid vendor who no longer had access to the goods sold, in order to obtain an order of seizure-in-revendication allowing the seller to retake the goods wherever they may be.
Financing – Reorganization
Assisted an SMB in the food-processing and restaurant sector in its search for long-term financing from various financial institutions in order to expand its business. Developed a plan for the reorganization of its corporate structure so as to obtain financing better-suited to its needs. The reorganization allowed it to optimize its daily operations and more effectively control its growth.
Financing – Security in Canada and the United States
Advised and represented a Canadian bank in connection with the extension of credit in the form of a $900,000 term loan to a Quebec SMB with a US subsidiary. Worked together with a Vermont law firm to obtain a $900,000 guarantee from the US subsidiary as well as a general security agreement charging all its assets.
Financing – Bank syndication
Represented and advised the bank syndication of U.S. lenders who financed the CA$2.1 billion acquisition of an industrial portfolio of 187 properties in Québec.
Analyzing security and structuring commercial financings ranging from $10,000 to $5,000,000 for SMBs in the manufacturing and construction industries.
Realizing on Security
Represented a private finance company for the purposes of realizing on its hypothecary security.
Acts as strategic advisor to the board of directors a private finance company on all decisions related to the conduct of its internal and external affairs. This role also involves the negotiation and drafting of a variety of commercial agreements with third parties.
Financing – Real Estate Development
Analyzing security and structuring a financing of more than $10,000,000 for a 490-unit residential development in the Quebec City area.
Contractual Advice – Financing
Counselling a private finance company in connection with the annual review of its corporate and contractual documents.
- 2023 – Are municipalities entitled to levy property taxes on data centre equipment?
- 2022 – Publishing your commercial lease — Protection for everyone
- 2021 – New rules for taxing intergenerational transfers: a major gain for small businesses
- 2021 – Potential impacts of the proposed amendments to the Regulation respecting compensation for adverse effects on wetlands and bodies of water on real estate developers
- 2021 – Developments regarding Hydro-Québec’s upcoming calls for tenders to supply 780 MW of renewable energy
- 2020 – Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on commercial leases: important clauses for parties to consider
- 2020 – COVID-19: Aid measures announced to support SMEs
- 2021 – Langlois represented a leading producer of premium certified organically grown cannabis in a sale of assets
- 2020 – Solina, TGOD and goPeer choose Langlois to assist with their business transactions
- 2020 – New partners at Langlois
- 2019 – Retrospective 2018 | 10 Successes for Langlois’ Transactional Group
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 Miriam Robitaille, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, EYB2020REP3062, June 2020.
2017-2020 – Lecturer on security on property law, Quebec Bar School
Since 2021 – Administrator of the Board of Directors of Corporation des parcs industriels
Since 2020 – Member of the city of Québec Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ)