Vincent Towner Senior Associate

Bureau

  • Sherbrooke

Phone number

819 346-8955

Fax

819 346-5007

Bar Admission

  • Québec, 2013

Languages

  • English
  • French

Profile

Senior Associate

Vincent Towner is a member of the Business law group. He frequently collaborates in matters involving corporate reorganizations and business transactions.  

Mr. Towner also drafts contracts such as commercial leases, service agreements, and supply agreements.

Mr. Towner studied civil law at the University of Ottawa. During his studies, he worked as a legislative assistant for Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, preparing speeches to be delivered to the Senate and conducting research in connection with the drafting of bills. Mr. Towner also holds a bachelor’s degree in public management from Université du Québec à Montréal and a certificate in psychology from Université de Montréal.

Mr. Towner joined Lavery in 2014 after practising with a national law firm.

Education

  • LL.L. (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2012
  • B.A., Université du Québec à Montréal, 2009
  • Certificate in psychology, Université de Montréal, 2006
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    On September 23, two teams from the Sherbrooke office participated in the Relais du Lac Memphrémagog to raise money for the Fondation Christian Vachon, whose mission is to support school perseverance by helping children at risk. The two teams overcame the challenge, running 122.4 km and raising a combined total of $4,500, despite the sweltering heat. Participation in this activity confirms Lavery’s deep commitment to community engagement and the quality of its role as a corporate citizen. From left to right : Vincent Towner, Alain Heyne, Marie-Claude Lacaille, Angela Véronneau, Jordy Philippe Bernier, Isabelle P. Mercure and Dave Bouchard From left to right : Kay-Sandra Boyer, Yanick Vlasak, Nicolas Thibault-Bernier, Dzenan Zulji, Marika Couture-Houle et Frédérick Breton

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    On November 1, 2016, Canopy Growth Corporation acquired Vert médical, a Quebec-based producer of medical marijuana. Lavery represented Vert médical in this file. Vert médical is a company that’s currently awaiting an authorized producer permit from Health Canada that will allow it to legally grow medical marijuana in its ultramodern plant in Saint-Lucien. In return for Vert médical’s shares, Canopy Growth assumed a debt of approximately $500,000 and acquired the lease and the right of purchase on 90 acres of land and a 7,000-sq.-ft. administrative center and indoor growing plant. Moreover, it will issue Canopy shares – close to 300,000, to be issued progressively as a function of reaching certain milestones – to former shareholders. Canopy also simultaneously acquired 75 % of the issued and circulating shares of Groupe H.E.M.P.ca, in return for a payment $300,000, the issuance of close to 260,000 capital shares and the assumption of certain debt obligations. Lavery’s team consisted of Marilyn Paré and Alicia De Praeter, lawyers in the Business law group. Over the course of the mandate, they were supported by Vincent Towner and Mylène Boisvert (Real estate), Dave Bouchard (Employment law) and Guillaume Synnott and Josianne Beaudry (Securities).

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