Your Québec Business Partner

Overview

As a leading regional firm offering a full range of legal services, Lavery has a longstanding reputation for assisting Canadian and foreign law firms with no footprint in Québec for their clients’ needs.

We are proud of this reputation for working shoulder to shoulder with your own troops to provide your clients practical and lasting solutions without ever compromising excellence. Transparency, integrity, quality, value, and efficiency are at the core of our legal and business advice.

We constantly collaborate with numerous law firms based throughout Canada and abroad in their cases where there is a “Québec” component, whether in terms of financing, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, class action, IP, legal translation, securities, chief agent in Québec, company registration in Québec, regulatory compliance, insurance, or labour and employment law.

Having our decision-making centre located in Montréal gives us an unmatched understanding of the intricacies of the Québec legal and business environment, for Québec-based or foreign companies with operations in Québec, as well as for companies that are looking to invest or establish a presence in the province.

Lavery at a glance

Multidisciplinary Team

With a team of over 200 professionals located in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières—including lawyers, notaries, trademark agents, patent agents and paralegals—Lavery is committed to delivering a one-stop legal shop in the province of Québec—also known as our 360º approach—by offering personalized and innovative solutions in various fields of law: Corporate Law, Labour and Employment, Litigation and Conflict Resolution, Public and Administrative Law, and Intellectual Property. Our “one-stop legal shop” and our reputation for uncompromisingly applying the highest industry standards are truly a distinctive strength of our firm.

Recognized Lawyers’ Law Firm

Several of our lawyers are recognized as experts in various fields of law by benchmarking guides and publications, such as Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Canada. In the legal community, Lavery is considered “a seedbed of judges,” since the 20th century saw the firm recruit and train a large number of trial lawyers who would later be appointed to the bench. They include Richard Wagner, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2012 and then made Chief Justice of Canada in 2017.

Leading Independent Firm

Lavery was named the Quebec Law Firm of the Year in 2020 by Canadian Law Awards and is constantly among the leading independent law firms in Québec according to the Top 10 Quebec Regional Law Firms by Canadian Lawyer. Strategically located in four offices across the province of Québec, our firm has an advanced understanding of local particularities, issues and opportunities.

Trusted and Strategic Business Advisor

Our role extends to that of a trusted and strategic business advisor, which implies a support that goes beyond simply providing a legal opinion. We therefore take a pragmatic and practical approach and collaborate with the law firm and its client, always keeping in mind the business reality and favouring creative, practical and accessible advice.

Efficient and Seamless Approach

We can handle complex matters, providing tailored and successful solutions in the required time frames. Our goal is to help all stakeholders involved achieve their respective objectives efficiently, cost effectively and with the right level of expertise. We will ensure that the legal services we deliver are not only aligned with expectations but that they also protect the interests of the key stakeholders.