Fabienne Benoit 

Counsel

Fabienne Benoit

Montréal
1000 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 2700
Montréal, Québec H3A 3G4

t: 514.375.5103
e: fabienne.benoit@mcmillan.ca

overview

Fabienne Benoit is a counsel with the Commercial Real Estate practice group in the firm’s Montréal office. Her practice focuses on a diversity of real estate transactions, particularly related to financing and sales and acquisitions.

Fabienne gained extensive experience in commercial real estate. In addition to acting as vice-president business development, she also served as Québec vice-president, in commercial underwriting for leading Canadian and American title insurance companies. As underwriter, she was responsible for the assessment of legal risks related to asset acquisitions or share purchase transactions, as well as the financing of such transactions. She put in place the appropriate coverage while, inter alia, maintaining continuity of operations, overseeing her department, and ensuring that the appropriate rules regarding Québec’s civil law were followed. Fabienne also delivered training to Québec lawyers, lenders and owners.

For nearly 15 years before acting as a manager and underwriter in the title insurance sector, Fabienne practised commercial real estate law with an emphasis on financing and transactional matters. She also wrote opinions on complex title issues relating to various types of properties.

A member of the Québec bar, Fabienne holds a postgraduate degree in notarial law and a bachelor of laws from the University of Montréal. With diversified expertise and in-depth knowledge of the commercial real estate sector, Fabienne provides our clients with sound legal advice.

Education

  • Université de Montréal, DDN - 1988
  • Université de Montréal, LLB - 1985

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Québec bar - 1986

Practices

commercial real estate
real estate acquisitions and divestitures
real estate financing

Industries

commercial real estate

Community Involvement

Member of the organising committee for the Grand Bal FIMJ, Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids from 2016 to 2020.

Member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) from 2004 to 2019 including:

  • Member of the organising committee of the annual golf tournament (2009 and 2010)
  • Member of the Recruiting committee (2010 and 2011)
  • Director of organising committee of the annual golf tournament
  • (2011 to 2014)
  • Member of the Mentorship program (2015 and 2016)

Member of the Institut de Développement Urbain (IDU) until 2019, including:

  • Member of the post-mortem training committee (2011)
  • Member of the annual golf tournament committee (2014 and 2015)
  • President of the golf tournament committee (2016 to 2019)
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Fabienne Benoit is a counsel with the Commercial Real Estate practice group in the firm’s Montréal office. Her practice focuses on a diversity of real estate transactions, particularly related to financing and sales and acquisitions.

Fabienne gained extensive experience in commercial real estate. In addition to acting as vice-president business development, she also served as Québec vice-president, in commercial underwriting for leading Canadian and American title insurance companies. As underwriter, she was responsible for the assessment of legal risks related to asset acquisitions or share purchase transactions, as well as the financing of such transactions. She put in place the appropriate coverage while, inter alia, maintaining continuity of operations, overseeing her department, and ensuring that the appropriate rules regarding Québec’s civil law were followed. Fabienne also delivered training to Québec lawyers, lenders and owners.

For nearly 15 years before acting as a manager and underwriter in the title insurance sector, Fabienne practised commercial real estate law with an emphasis on financing and transactional matters. She also wrote opinions on complex title issues relating to various types of properties.

A member of the Québec bar, Fabienne holds a postgraduate degree in notarial law and a bachelor of laws from the University of Montréal. With diversified expertise and in-depth knowledge of the commercial real estate sector, Fabienne provides our clients with sound legal advice.