Pierre-Denis practises commercial law with an emphasis on structured and secured financing, securitization, and real estate. His main focus is on mortgage and real estate financing, as well as the acquisition, disposition and development of real estate and other related assets. Widely recognized for his expertise in structured financing, Pierre-Denis has extensive experience in the realization of security and debt restructuring, having acted as strategic counsel for banks, life insurance companies, pension fund managers and developers in connection with the establishment and implementation of restructuring and security realization strategies. He has also represented clients before civil courts in bankruptcy and insolvency matters involving large-scale commercial real estate projects that include office buildings, shopping centres, hotels, retirement homes, multi-residential buildings and condominiums (both existing and under construction). Over the years, he has documented some of the most complex transactions in Canada in these areas.
Pierre-Denis also acts as senior legal counsel in infrastructures and public-private partnership projects, representing consortiums and work providers.
Over the last few years, Pierre-Denis has represented numerous lenders and borrowers in term, interim and construction financings with respect to real property assets located nationally and internationally, as well as developers in respect of acquisition and disposition of same.