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  1. Lavery Lawyers contributes to the creation of Espace Montmorency

    On June 11, construction began on Espace Montmorency, Laval's largest mixed-use real estate project, worth nearly $500 million. Lavery had the opportunity to play a key role in this major transaction by representing Groupe Sélection in the creation of the consortium for the construction, development and ownership of Espace Montmorency. The organization of such a consortium raised complex issues related to corporate, construction, real estate and labour law all at once. In addition to having been mandated to develop several important project agreements, including the consortium agreement governing the rights and obligations of Espace Montmorency's builders, the lawyers involved in the deal represented Groupe Sélection in the negotiation of the terms of all the agreements ancillary to the project. Espace Montmorency is a sustainable, mixed-use urban development project combining residential, commercial, cultural and community spaces. This human-scale project, located near Place Bell and Laval's main thoroughfares and directly linked to Montréal's subway system, is sure to become a popular destination. Montoni and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ will now rely on the recognized expertise of our client Groupe Sélection, a Canadian leader in the creation of intergenerational living environments, for the design and construction of the residential portion of the project. The work of Lavery's team, led by Étienne Brassard and composed mainly of Bernard Trang, Carole Gélinas, France Camille De Mers, André Vautour, Nicole Messier, Guy Lavoie, Élodie Brunet, Chantal Tremblay, Dolaine Béland and Joëlle Montpetit, helped launch this flagship project for Laval.

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  2. 25 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2019 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is proud to announce that 25 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2019 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2019 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Pierre Denis Aviation (Regulation & Liability) Louis Charette Banking & Financial Institutions Louis Payette, Ad.E. Computer & IT Law André Vautour Construction law Nicolas Gagnon Corporate Commercial law *Étienne Brassard Corporate Finance & Securities *Josianne Beaudry René Branchaud Employment Law *Marie-Josée Hétu, CIRC *Zeïneb Mellouli Family Law Caroline Harnois Elisabeth Pinard Gerald Stotland Franchise law Jean-Philippe Turgeon Intellectual Property Chantal Desjardins Alain Y. Dussault Alain M. Leclerc Labour Relations Pierre-L. Baribeau Michel Desrosiers *Danielle Gauthier, CHRP Michel Gélinas *Marie-Josée Hétu Guy Lavoie, CIRC Litigation - Product Liability Louis Charette Mining *Josianne Beaudry René Branchaud Sébastien Vézina Occupational Health & Safety Josiane L’Heureux Property Leasing Richard Burgos Workers' Compensation Guy Lavoie, CIRC *New posting The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country and it identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. It is a reference guide for Canadian and foreign corporate counsels and law firms in need of specialized legal services in Canada. For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at: http://www.lexpert.ca/directory.

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  3. The expertise of four partners recognized by Chambers Canada

    René Branchaud, Jean-Sébastien Desroches, Raymond Doray and Guy Lavoie have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of the Chambers Canada guide. René Branchaud’s expertise was recognized in Energy and Natural Resources: Mining, Jean-Sébastien Desroches in Corporate Commercial, Raymond Doray in Privacy and Data Protection and Guy Lavoie in Labour and Employment Law. The lawyers and law firms profiled in Chambers Canada are selected following through a rigorous process of research and interviews with a broad spectrum of lawyers and their clients. The final selection is based on clearly defined criteria such as the quality of client service, legal expertise, and commercial astuteness. For more information, click on the following link: Lavery Lawyers in Chambers Canada 2019

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  4. The 2019 Best Lawyers in Canada recognize 46 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 46 of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019.  « Lavery is very proud of the rigour and expertise shown by all our professionals. The ranking of 46 of our lawyers among the most influential in their field confirms our leading role as the largest independent law firm in Québec. Congratulations to all! » said Anik Trudel, Lavery's CEO.  Raymond Doray, a partner at Lavery, also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.  Raymond Doray, a partner at Lavery, also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.  --> Consult the complete list of Lavery's lawyers and their fields of expertise :  Pierre-L. Baribeau : Labour and Employment Law Josianne Beaudry : Mining Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Jean Boulet : Labour and Employment Law René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Jules Brière : Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Richard Burgos : Corporate Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Construction Law / Insurance Law Louis Charette : Aviation Law / Product Liability Law / Transportation Law Eugène Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Pierre Denis : Equipment Finance Law Jean-Sébastien Desroches : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Michel Desrosiers : Labour and Employment Law Norman A. Dionne : Entertainment Law Raymond Doray, Ad. E : Administrative and Public Law / Privacy and Data Security Law Louis-Martin Dubé : Real Estate Law Christian Dumoulin : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law Jean Hébert : Insurance Law Richard A. Hinse : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Édith Jacques : Corporate Law Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E., G.O.Q., MSRC : International Arbitration Bernard Larocque : Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law Guy Lavoie, CRIA : Labour and Employment Law / Workers’ Compensation Law Jean Legault : Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Guy Lemay, CRIA : Class Action Litigation / Labour and Employment Law Jean Martel, Ad. E. : Corporate Governance Practice / Private Funds Law Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC : Health Care Law Philip Nolan : Tax Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers & Acquisitions Law Louis Payette, Ad. E. : Banking and Finance Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law Sylvain Poirier : Health Care Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law Marc Rochefort : Securities Law Ian Rose : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Raphaël  H. Schachter , c.r., Ad. E. : Criminal Defence Jean-Yves Simard : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Gerald Stotland : Family Law Philippe Tremblay : Construction Law Jean-Philippe Turgeon : Franchise Law André Vautour : Corporate Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Private Funds Law / Technology Law Bruno Verdon : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation

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  5. 21 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2018 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is proud to announce that 21 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2018 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. “The fact that they are ranked amongst some of the most influential lawyers simply confirms their leading role in a competitive market. This distinction recognizes the depth of their expertise and the fact that they put their clients and partners at the forefront of their practice. Congratulations to all!”, stated Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer. The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2018 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Pierre Denis Benjamin David Gross Aviation (Regulation & Liability) Louis Charette Banking & Financial Institutions Louis Payette, Ad.E. Computer & IT Law André Vautour Construction law Nicolas Gagnon Corporate Commercial law André Vautour Corporate Finance & Securities René Branchaud Family Law *Caroline Harnois Elisabeth Pinard *Gerald Stotland Franchise law Jean-Philippe Turgeon Labour Relations *Pierre-L. Baribeau Michel Desrosiers Norman A. Dionne Michel Gélinas Guy Lavoie, CIRC Litigation - Commercial Insurance *Bernard Larocque Litigation - Product Liability Louis Charrette Mining René Branchaud Benjamin David Gross Sébastien Vézina Occupational Health & Safety Josiane L’Heureux Property Development *Louis-Martin Dubé Property Leasing *Richard Burgos *Louis-Martin Dubé Technology Transactions André Vautour Workers' Compensation Guy Lavoie, CIRC Workplace Human Rights Michel Gélinas *New posting The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country and it identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. It is a reference guide for Canadian and foreign corporate counsels and law firms in need of specialized legal services in Canada. For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at: http://www.lexpert.ca/directory.

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  6. Josiane L’Heureux elected at the Board of Directors of CACE

    Josiane L’Heureux, a partner of the Labour and Employment Law group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) during CACE’s annual conference that took place in Calgary from September 14 to 16, 2017. Once again, Lavery was well represented at the Conference, as Brittany Carson, Zeïneb Mellouli and Guy Lavoie were in attendance. Guy Lavoie was a member of the organizing committee of the Conference, and he chaired the very last panel of the Conference. CACE regroups approximately 1,300 management-side lawyers in Labour and Employment Law from all Canadian provinces.

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  7. The 2018 The Best Lawyers in Canada recognize 42 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 42 of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. "The ranking of our partners among the most influential lawyers in their fields confirms our leadership role as the largest independent law firm in Quebec. The fact that they put their clients and partners at the heart of their practice gives them the necessary agility and audacity to excel in our market. Congratulations to all!", stated Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer. Five lawyers among the Lavery lawyers recommended in this edition have been honoured for the first time: Josianne Beaudry, Norman A. Dionne, Nadine Landry, François Renaud and Yanick Vlasak. Below is a complete list of Lavery lawyers and their field(s) of expertise. Note that the practice areas reflect those in Best Lawyers. Pierre-L. Baribeau : Labour and Employment Law Josianne Beaudry : Mining Law René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Jules Brière, Ad. E.. :  Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Richard Burgos : Corporate Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Construction Law / Insurance Law Louis Charette : Aviation Law / Product Liability Law / Transportation Law Eugène Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Pierre Denis : Equipment Finance Law Norman A. Dionne : Entertainment Law Raymond Doray, Ad. E. : Administrative and Public Law Louis-Martin Dubé : Real Estate Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law Jean Hébert : Insurance Law Richard A. Hinse : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E, G.O.Q., MSRC : International Arbitration Bernard Larocque : Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law Nadine Landry : Immigration Law Guy Lavoie, CIRC : Labour and Employment Law / Workers’ Compensation Law Jean Legault : Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Guy Lemay, CIRC : Class Action Litigation / Labour and Employment Law Jean Martel, Ad. E. : Corporate Governance Practice / Private Funds Law Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC : Health Care Law Philip Nolan : Tax Law François Parent : Employee Benefits Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers & Acquisitions Law Louis Payette, Ad. E. : Banking and Finance Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law Sylvain Poirier : Health Care Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law Marc Rochefort : Securities Law Ian Rose : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Raphaël  H. Schachter , c.r., Ad. E. : Criminal Defence Jean-Yves Simard : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Gerald Stotland : Family Law Philippe Tremblay : Construction Law Jean-Philippe Turgeon : Franchise Law André Vautour : Corporate Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Private Funds Law / Technology Law Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation For more information, please consult the Best Lawyers website.

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  8. Guy Lavoie elected Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

    Guy Lavoie, a partner of the Labour and Employment Law group, was elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers during a meeting held on June 10 by the governors of this prestigious association. He will be officially inducted on November 11, 2017, in Washington. This distinction is awarded to Labour lawyers who distinguish themselves through their sustained contributions and performances in this area of practice and meet the highest standards of integrity, professional and excellence.

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  9. Lavery’s Montréal 2017 Major Symposium on Labour and Employment Law an unqualified success

    Lavery’s 2017 Major Symposium on Labour and Employment Law held in Montréal was an unqualified success. About 500 people attended the event held June 7 at the Centre Mont-Royal to learn about recent developments in this area. The symposium was hosted by Nicolas Joubert and Guy Lavoie, partners of the Labour and Employment Law group. Participants also attended a number of workshops facilitated by Dave Bouchard, Élodie Brunet, Nicolas Courcy, Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur, Carl Lessard, Josiane L’Heureux, Zeïneb Mellouli and Véronique Morin. The speakers addressed a variety of subjects, including best practices when hiring and terminating employment, managing employees with difficult behaviour or in psychological distress, telework and renegotiating a collective agreement.

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  10. 20 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is proud to announce that 20 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. "These rankings of our partners among the most influential lawyers in their fields confirm our leadership role as the largest independent law firm in Quebec. The fact that they put their clients and partners at the heart of their practice gives them the necessary agility and audacity to excel in our market. Congratulations to all!", stated Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer. The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory : René Branchaud, Mining Louis Charette, Aviation/Litigation—Product Liability Marie Cossette, Ad. E., Litigation—Public Law Pierre Denis, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing *Michel Desrosiers, Labour Relations (Management) *Norman A. Dionne, Labour Relations (Management) Nicolas Gagnon, Construction Law Michel Gélinas, Workplace Human Rights (Employer) Benjamin David Gross, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Josiane L’Heureux, Occupational Health & Safety Guy Lavoie, CIRC, Labour Relations (Management), Workers’ Compensation (Employer) *Jean Legault, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Guy Lemay, Class Actions François Parent, Pensions & Employee Benefits (Employer) Louis Payette, Ad. E., Banking & Financial Institutions Élisabeth Pinard, Family Law Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E., Class Actions/Litigation—Product Liability *Jean-Philippe Turgeon, Franchise Law (Franchisor) André Vautour, Corporate Commercial Law/Technology Transactions Sébastien Vézina, Mining *New posting The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country and it identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. It is a reference guide for Canadian and foreign corporate counsels and law firms in need of specialized legal services in Canada. For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at: http://lexpert.ca/directory.

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  11. 41 Lavery lawyers named in the 2017 The Best Lawyers in Canada

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 41 of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. “This recognition attests to the expertise, quality of work and dedication of these lawyers and the entire Lavery team. I would like to congratulate our 41 colleagues for their contribution to the success of our clients and the development of our services”, said Don McCarty, Lavery’s managing partner. Two lawyers among the Lavery lawyers recommended in this edition have been honoured for the first time: Caroline Harnois and Jean-Philippe Turgeon. Below is a complete list of Lavery lawyers and their field(s) of expertise. Note that the practice areas reflect those in Best Lawyers. 1. Pierre-L. Baribeau Labour and Employment Law 2. René Branchaud Mining LawNatural Resources Law 3. Jules Brière, Ad. E. Administrative and Public LawHealth Care Law 4. Richard Burgos Corporate Law 5. Marie-Claude Cantin Insurance Law 6. Louis Charette Aviation LawProduct Liability LawTransportation Law 7. Eugène Czolij Corporate and Commercial LitigationInsolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 8.  Pierre Denis Equipment Finance Law 9. Raymond Doray, Ad. E. Administrative and Public Law 10. Louis-Martin Dubé Real Estate Law 11. Josée Dumoulin Employee Benefits Law 12. Nicolas Gagnon Construction Law 13. Michel Gélinas Labour and Employment Law 14. Marie-Andrée Gravel Mergers & Acquisitions Law 15. Caroline Harnois Family Law 16. Jean Hébert Insurance Law 17. Richard A. Hinse Corporate and Commercial Litigation 18. Pierre Marc Johnson, G.O.Q., MSRC International Arbitration 19. Bernard Larocque Class Action Litigation/Insurance Law 20. Guy Lavoie, CRIA Labour and Employment Law/Workers’ Compensation Law 21. Jean Legault Banking and Finance Law/Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 22. Guy Lemay, CRIA Class Action Litigation/Labour and Employment Law 23. Jean Martel, Ad. E. Corporate Governance Practice/Private Funds Law 24. Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC Health Care Law 25. Philip Nolan Tax Law 26. François Parent Employee Benefits Law 27. Luc Pariseau Tax Law 28. Jacques Paul-Hus Mergers & Acquisitions Law 29. Louis Payette, Ad. E. Banking and Finance Law 30. Élisabeth Pinard Family Law 31. Sylvain Poirier Health Care Law 32. Marc Rochefort Securities Law 33. Louis Rochette, Adm.A. Health Care Law 34. Ian Rose Director and Officer Liability Practice/Insurance Law 35. Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E. Bet-the-Company LitigationClass Action Litigation 36. Raphaël  H. Schachter , c.r., Ad. E. Criminal Defence 37. Jean-Yves Simard Corporate and Commercial Litigation/Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 38. Gerald Stotland Family Law 39. Philippe Tremblay Construction Law 40. Jean-Philippe Turgeon Franchise Law 41. André Vautour Corporate Law/Information Technology Law/Private Funds Law/Technology Law For more information, please consult the Best Lawyers website.

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  12. 21 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 21 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2016 edition of Thomson Reuters’s The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. “I congratulate our colleagues for this recognition and for their continued commitment to serving the needs of our clients. This recognition highlights the contribution of our exceptional lawyers and consolidate the expertise of our firm” said Don McCarty, Lavery’s Managing Partner.  The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory : René Branchaud, Corporate Finance & Securities/Mining *Marie-Claude Cantin, Litigation - Commercial Insurance Louis Charette, Aviation/Litigation — Product Liability *Marie Cossette, Ad. E., Litigation — Corporate Commercial Gérard Coulombe, Q.C., Ad.E., C.ADM., Corporate Commercial Law Magali Cournoyer-Proulx, Employment Law (Management) Pierre Denis, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Josée Dumoulin, Pensions & Employee Benefits (Management) Nicolas Gagnon, Construction Law Benjamin David Gross, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Jean Hébert, Litigation—Commercial Insurance *Josiane L’Heureux, Occupational Health & Safety Guy Lavoie, CIRC, Labour Relations (Management), Workers’ Compensation (Management) Robert W. Mason, Litigation/Commercial Insurance François Parent, Pensions & Employee Benefits (Management) Louis Payette, Ad. E., Banking & Financial Institutions Élisabeth Pinard, Family Law Ian Rose, Litigation-Directors & Officers’ Liability Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E., Class Actions/Litigation—Product Liability André Vautour, Computer & IT Law/Corporate Commercial Law/Technology Transactions Sébastien Vézina, Mining *New posting The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country and it identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. It is a reference guide for Canadian and foreign corporate counsels and law firms in need of specialized legal services in Canada. For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at: http://lexpert.ca/directory.

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