Guylaine DeBlois

Partner

Guylaine is a Partner in KRB’s Real Estate Group whose practice focuses on real estate development, secured lending, M&A and corporate/commercial matters. Prior to joining the team, she was a Partner at a Montreal law firm specializing in advising businesses in respect of a wide range of commercial, transactional and real estate matters. Guylaine regularly assists clients with real estate acquisitions, partnership structures, acquisition and construction financings, and other commercial agreements and transactions. Her clients appreciate her for being practical, efficient and thorough.

Guylaine is also actively involved in her community as a volunteer for the Fondation du Y des Femmes, which helps women in need, and JA Quebec, which promotes financial literacy among the youth.

Representative Work

Participated in the sale of all the Rona franchises in favour of Rona for $215M

Participated in the implementation of mezzanine financings representing an aggregate amount of $70M and construction financings representing aggregate amount of $255M for the construction and development of a portfolio of senior housing residential facilities

Assisted a Montreal-based real estate developer with the structuring and implementation of relevant partnerships as well as its acquisition and construction financing for its residential condominium projects

Represented Eocycle Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of certified wind turbines, in connection with a financing in the amount of $9.7M by Investissement Quebec and other investors

Drafted standard leases for commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings owned by a Montreal-based real estate developer

Represented the vendors in connection with the sale of Carnot Refrigeration Inc. to M&M Refrigeration LLC

Memberships

CREW M

Fondation du Y des Femmes

JA Quebec

Quebec Bar

Areas of Expertise

Real Estate

Secured Lending

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate and Commercial

Education

University of Montreal, LL.B.

McGill University, Graduate Diploma – Management, Treasury and Finance

McMaster University, B.A. – Political Science