On July 4, 2023, Cultures Gen V, one of Quebec’s leading greenhouse growers, announced the acquisition of Serres Royales. The acquisition furthers Cultures Gen V’s business strategy, which aims to improve Quebec’s food self-sufficiency by expanding sustainable greenhouse growing and offering consumers a wider variety of superior quality products. This transaction makes Cultures Gen V the largest diversified greenhouse grower in Quebec, adding 9 hectares of tomatoes to its current acreage, for a total of 36 hectares. Lavery was privileged to represent Cultures Gen V in the transaction. Not only did the firm implement the group’s pre-transaction refinancing, it also negotiated and closed the transaction. The Lavery team was led by Étienne Brassard with the assistance of Gabrielle Ahélo and France Camille De Mers and the collaboration of Béatrice Bull, Pamela Cifola, Éric Gélinas, Jessica Parent, Chantal Desjardins, James Duffy, Valérie Belle-Isle, Sonia Guérin, Joseph Lauzon-Potts, Arielle Supino, Bernard Trang, Katerina Kostopoulos, Charlotte Dangoisse, David Tournier, Ana Cristina Nascimento, Joëlle Montpetit and Nadine Giguère.
Joseph Lauzon Potts Student
Joseph Lauzon Potts joined the Lavery team as a student in 2023 and will be articling with the firm in 2025.
Graduate of the University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Laws, Joseph also studied at the Universitat de Valencia as part of an exchange student program in the fall of 2022.
During his studies, Joseph developed his legal knowledge and skills by working as a law student with two private practice lawyers.
Prior to law school, Joseph was also active in the Montreal music scene as a pianist, drummer and harmonica player, including performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
- Timpano Percussion Extracurricular Involvement Scholarship, 2018
- LL. B., University of Montreal, 2023
Boards and Professional Affiliations
- Réinfo Covid Québec Legal Committee, Volunteer, 2022