Lavery Welcomes Three New Partners: Valérie Boucher, Olga Farman and Mathieu Quenneville

Montreal, April 13, 2011 - Lavery is pleased to announce the appointment of three of its lawyers as partners: Valérie Boucher, Olga Farman and Mathieu Quenneville.

Valérie Boucher has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1999 and joined Lavery in 2000. She is a member of the Business Law group and specializes in commercial and corporate law. Ms. Boucher has participated in numerous share and asset sales and acquisitions and played an important role in many corporate reorganizations for various sized businesses. She represents entrepreneurs and investors with respect to the acquisition of interests in private issuers and advises entrepreneurs on various legal issues relating to their businesses, including distribution and supply contracts. She also possesses an in-depth knowledge of trust law.

In 2003, Olga Farman was admitted to the Quebec Bar and joined Lavery as member of the Business Law and Life Sciences group. Ms. Farman represents numerous clients in the fields of university research, intellectual property and the development of medicine and technology. She has extensive knowledge of the structural organization and rules regulating the legal and administrative activities of health care institutions as well as the methods for funding research. She is an expert in the preparation and negotiation of technology transfer licensing agreements, research and development, distribution and basic and clinical research contracts and agreements for the attribution of intellectual property rights. In November 2010, Ms. Farman was recognized as a Rising Star in Canadian legal circles at the Lexpert Rising Stars Awards Presentation.

Since being called to the Quebec Bar in 2000, Mathieu Quenneville has developed considerable expertise in administrative, constitutional, environmental and land-use planning law. Mr. Quenneville joined Lavery in 2004 and has been involved in a number of significant administrative and constitutional cases. Mr. Quenneville has represented clients before various judicial courts including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has published several articles on land-use planning law and constitutional law.

“We are very proud to welcome Valérie, Olga and Mathieu as partners in the firm. Their professional achievements, values and thoroughness make them accomplished professionals. Their commitment to our clients demonstrates the quality of our new generation of lawyers,” Élise Poisson, Managing Partner, stated.

From left to right: Olga Farman, Mathieu Quenneville and Valérie Boucher

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