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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Governance and Special Committees
  • Business and Corporate Commercial
  • Health
  • Public-Private Infrastructure Projects
  • Infrastructure
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Charities and Not-For-Profits
  • Board Governance Advice and Senior Management Counsel
  • Healthcare Capital Redevelopment, Financing and Procurement
  • Health System Integration
  • Healthcare Business Development
  • Healthcare Law Contracts and Transactions
Contact InfoTelephone: 613.787.3515
Fax: 613.230.8842
University University of Ottawa, B.Ad., Bachelor of Business Administration, 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Ottawa, LL.B., 1978
Admitted1980, Ontario

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Ontario Bar Association
•Member, Association des juristes d'expression francaise de l'Ontario
•Member, Invest Ottawa
•Member, Regroupement des gens d'affaires d'Ottawa

Community Involvement

•Chair, Youth Services Bureau Charitable Foundation
•Chair, University of Ottawa (2003-10); Chair, University of Ottawa Foundation (1996-2000)
•Chair, United Way Canada (1997-98); Chair, United Way Ottawa (1990-91)
•Chair, Ottawa Civic Hospital Foundation (now The Ottawa Hospital Foundation), 1993-94
•Board memberships: University of Ottawa Heart Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, Community Foundation of Ottawa, La Cite collegiale, Association des juristes d'expression francaise de l'Ontario, Festival franco-ontarien, and Le Regroupement des gens d'affaires d'Ottawa


Marc Jolicoeur is the National Group Head, Specialized Business Law, as well as a member of BLG's National Management Committee. Marc is a corporate commercial lawyer who focuses his practice on acting for Crown corporations, public institutions, charities and not-for-profit organizations. He acts as general corporate counsel for numerous corporate clients in connection with corporate-commercial matters including governance, corporate issues, strategic alliances, restructuring, financing, public-private partnerships, and general commercial matters.

Marc has a strong belief in business and community participation, and during his professional career has been actively involved with over 25 organizations as a member of their boards or steering committees, as well as in various other roles. He has received many awards for community service and philanthropy, including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of Ottawa for his role as a community advocate and for his contributions to community service.


•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Health Care Law).
•Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of the Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure.
•Recognized in the 2015 edition (and since 2012) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Infrastructure Law).
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
•Community Service / Philanthropic Awards: Order of Ottawa (2012); Philos Award (2008); Ronald McDonald House Award, (2004), the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contribution to the community (2003); the Andre Mailhot Award - United Way Canada's highest award of merit (2002); the Gordon F. Henderson Award from the County of Carleton Law Association in recognition of business and Community Involvement (2001); Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa (1999); and the Medaille d'excellence for the outstanding businessperson of the year from le Regroupement des gens d'affaires d'Ottawa (1994).


•Senior instructor and seminar instructor, Ottawa program of the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada for over 10 years.
•Speaker at numerous conferences and continuing education programs on corporate and commercial law topics and governance.

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Acted for several public institutions in connection with major capital development projects. Acted for a municipality in connection with a public-private partnership for the construction of a light-rail transit service. Acted for a municipality in connection with negotiation of a multi-year agreement for the collection and composting of organic waste and in connection with a waste-to-energy project. Acted for the Court-appointed monitor in the sale of the Ottawa Senators' NHL franchise. Acted for a public hospital in connection with a multi-year agreement with a Crown corporation for the provision of infrastructure facilities and health services to members of the Canadian Forces. Acted in connection with several regional corporations providing services to public hospitals in the Champlain regions, such as laboratory services, supply chain management, food services, linen services and shared services. Acted for several national not-for-profit organizations in respect of the governance review of their structure, bylaws and board governance.

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Marc Jolicoeur

100 Queen Street, Suite 1100
OttawaON K1P 1J9


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