Marc Laperrière


Marc is recognized by his peers and clients as an accomplished lawyer in planning law, particularly in discretionary planning law. Understanding clients' issues, understanding their objectives, being in solution and creative mode is what best characterizes Marc's practice. Teaming up with his clients and building with them are these sources of motivation.


Marc mainly practices in urban planning law. Holder of a master’s degree in urban planning, he has acquired over the years an excellent understanding of this field and its legal rules and enjoys an excellent reputation. Having started his career at the Union of Municipalities of Quebec as a legal advisor, he participated in the development of municipal powers in discretionary urban planning found in the Law on Land Use Planning and Development and developed advanced expertise in their regard over the years.

He is the author of L’urbanisme discrétionnaire, an essential reference work in municipal law, published by Lexis Nexis.

In this practice, he represents developers, builders, architects and businesses of all kinds and sometimes even municipalities and ordinary citizens. He also has recognized expertise in calls for tenders. One of his greatest achievements was in collaboration with one of his clients and a journalist from La Presse in uncovering what became the “water meter tender scandal” in Montreal in 2007.

He is an accredited mediator.


Among the most notable:

  • L’urbanisme discrétionnaire, fascicle of the JurisClasseur in municipal law of Nexis Lexis, collective work;
  • Aménagement et urbanisme, JurisClasseur Québec, Collection Thema, Marc Laperrière, Guillaume Rousseau and Pascalie Tanguay, 2015;
  • Le processus d’appel d’offres par système d’évaluation et de pondération, un chemin parsemé d’embuches Développements récents en droit municipal, Éditions Yvon Blais, Cowansville, 2010;
  • Les municipalités reconstituées et leur agglomération », published by a large municipal law firm, Montreal, December 2005.

University education

He was a lecturer:

  • Master’s degree in urban analysis and management, National School of Public Administration, Course: Contrôle de l’utilisation du sol;
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning, Institute of Urban Planning, Faculty of Planning, University of Montreal. Course: système municipal et les pouvoirs d’urbanisme;
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies, Department of Urban and Tourism Studies, University of Quebec in Montreal. Course: Instruments d’urbanisme.


Marc has participated in a multitude of conferences during his career, notably with the Canadian Institute, the Corporation of Municipal Officers and various groups of municipal executives.

Social implications

  • Governor for life at the Quebec Bar Foundation;
  • Governor of Amis de la montagne, an organization dedicated to the protection and development of Mount Royal;
  • Member of the Disciplinary Council of the Barreau du Québec;
  • Member of the board of directors of the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec), 2014-2019.
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