Rhona Luger

Lawyer, Partner and Co-chair of the Business Law Group

Language

English, French

Office

Montréal

 

Rhona Luger is a partner and co-chair of the Business Law Group. Her practice focuses on commercial and real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on commercial leases. Rhona is also very involved with all aspects of the sale and purchase of companies. She advises and represents individuals, partnerships and corporations of all sizes doing business in Quebec, Canada, the United States, and internationally.


Representative files and mandates

  • Sale of Groupe Marchand to FYidoctors — Represented the shareholders of Groupe Marchand for the sale of their shares to FYI Eye Care Services and Products Inc. Groupe Marchand operates over 85 clinics in Quebec. Headquartered in Calgary, FYidoctors is one of the country’s leading suppliers of ophthalmic products and services, with over 450 optometrists in more than 280 locations.
  • Sale of Dicom Transportation Group— Represented the sellers in the sale of Dicom, a major business-to-business transportation company, to a Chicago-based private equity fund. Dicom, which has approximately 1,000 employees and generates annual revenues of about $175M, carries on business in Quebec and Ontario under the Dicom, Dicom Express, and GoJiT banners. It operates 25 distribution centers and a fleet of over 700 trucks, trailers and other vehicles.
  • Advised several well-known real estate promoters involved in the development of shopping centres and industrial parks on numerous long-term leases with key tenants.
  • Negotiated and completed the redemption of business operations and facilities for a major franchisor in the food industry.
  • Represented a major Canadian pension fund throughout the RFP and negotiation leading to the sale of a large real estate complex worth over $150M.
  • Advised numerous businesses on the negotiation of leases, especially an American manufacturer and distributor of a well-known brand of jewelry on setting up its operations in Canada and leasing several upscale retail facilities in Quebec.


Associations

Past director of the Lord Reading Law Society



Bulletins

Is franchising becoming tougher in Quebec?

19 May 2015

Franchising, just like any other contract, consists of a blend of rights and obligations between the parties. A recent decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal provides an extensive analysis of the franchisor’s obligations. In this document, Herbert Z. Pinchuk, Rhona Luger and Sharon G. Druker highlight the impact this decision may have on the […]


Publications and Conferences

Co-author, with Sharon G. Druker, Ad. E., of the chapter on Quebec in the 2022 annual edition of Buying and Selling Real Estate: An International Guide, International Lawyers Network Real Estate Specialty Group



Community Involvement

  • Past director of the Montreal Holocaust Museum
  • Past director of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts


Education

Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law, with distinction

McGill University

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa,

Brandeis University


Call to Bar

Quebec

1991