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  1. Lavery strengthens its Intellectual property group

    We are pleased to welcome Gaspard Petit, Suzanne Antal and Marie-Eve Tremblay to Lavery. Gaspard Petit – Associate and technical advisorGaspard is a lawyer and technical advisor in Lavery's Intellectual Property group.He has also worked as a software engineer and has over 15 years of experience in programming, developing and managing IT products and services, particularly in the areas of broadcasting, video games and cloud computing. "I joined the Lavery IP team for the quality of its professionals, and each encounter confirmed that this was the ideal place for me to grow." Suzanne Antal – Trademark AgentSuzanne is a trademark agent in Lavery's Intellectual Property group. She has over 20 years of experience as a trademark agent and paralegal with a number of Quebec firms. She focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark registration, including drafting and filing trademark applications and representing clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, both nationally and internationally. "Lavery is a firm with an ideal working environment, the organization of a large office and caring people. It is a pleasure to join the intellectual property group that I have admired for years. Now I'm in! The practice is diverse and the challenges are significant. Anything to make me feel like there's room to grow." Marie-Ève Tremblay – Paralegal and Trademark Agent in trainingMarie-Ève is a paralegal and trademark agent in training with the Intellectual Property group. She has nearly 10 years of experience as a paralegal. Prior to joining Lavery, Marie-Ève worked for another Montréal firm specializing in intellectual property in the trademark industry. She has also worked for companies managing international trademark portfolios.

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  2. Jean-François Denis Chooses Lavery, Becoming the Firm’s New Chief Client Officer

    Lavery is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-François Denis as Chief Client Officer. As it continues its strong growth, the firm can count on his expertise of legal operations and understanding of the needs, expectations and business realities of the firm’s clients, in addition to consolidating its client approach and experience. Among other things, Jean-François will be playing a key role in implementing innovative strategies, optimizing processes in connection with legal operations and assisting partners and professionals with clients matters. His unifying leadership makes him an undeniable asset for Lavery. “I am very pleased to be joining Lavery’s dynamic and committed team,” said Jean-François Denis. “Our industry is changing exponentially. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s development by helping it stay on the cutting edge of best practices.” Lavery is privileged to draw on Jean-François Denis’ professional experience. After practicing law for several years, he went on to hold a variety of client-centred positions. Extending for over 20 years, his career path ties in well with our sector’s realities and will enable the firm to forge even stronger relationships with its clients and to continue assisting them with their growth and the challenges they face. His understanding of the legal services market worldwide gives him a unique perspective on the delivery of services and on their optimization within a framework of solid client relationships. Before joining Lavery, Jean-François worked for six years at SNC-Lavalin, where he became one of the first professionals in Canada entirely dedicated to managing legal operations as Director of Legal Affairs, Global Operations. Prior to that, he practised for several years in a law firm as a litigation counsel before acting as legal advisor to BRP and Bombardier Aerospace. He also served on the board of directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (Quebec Chapter) for five years, including three as chair. “I cannot imagine a better association for Lavery: Jean-François’ strong leadership skills and his grasp of the legal practice, as well as the transformation of our industry, make him a powerful ally.” said Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer.

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  3. Lavery appoints five senior associates and a senior notary

    Lavery is pleased to welcome the following professionals as senior associates and a senior notary in the firm. Elizabeth Bourgeois - Senior Associate Elizabeth is a member of the firm's Employment and Labour Law Group. She has acted as a lawyer-investigator and has specific experience in the prevention and treatment of psychological harassment and incivility in the workplace. Since 2018, Elizabeth has also been a mediator certified with the Barreau du Québec in, among other areas, labour relations. In her practice, she also advises employers in the public, para-public and private sectors on matters relating to human resources management and labour relations. Olivier Boileau - Senior Associate Olivier Boileau is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group, and his practice focuses primarily on civil, commercial and corporate litigation. As part of his practice, Olivier has developed an expertise in commercial litigation. He advises and represents a diverse clientele before the courts, in particular shareholders of corporations of all sizes. Nadia Yasmine Hanine - Senior Associate Nadia Yasmine Hanine is a member of the Business Law group. She has participated and played a significant role in numerous share and asset purchase and sale transactions involving companies of various sizes. She represents entrepreneurs and investors as part of the acquisition of interests in private issuers. She also advises entrepreneurs and start-ups on various legal issues relating to their businesses. Chantal Saint-Onge - Senior Associate Chantal Saint-Onge is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group. She works predominantly in the areas of insurance law and civil liability. In her practice, Chantal has been called upon to represent clients from various economic sectors and industries, which has enabled her to continually develop new fields of expertise and specialization. Letta Wellinger - Senior Associate Letta Wellinger is a member of our Business law group and practices primarily in the areas of commercial law, transactional law, and corporate reorganizations. Ms. Wellinger also practises in civil and commercial litigation. Marie-Andrée Truchon - Senior Notary Marie-Andrée Truchon is a notary and tax specialist and practices in the Business Law group where she works chiefly in the areas of corporate law and taxation. As part of her practice, she is assigned to cases dealing with acquisitions/sales of corporations, mergers and corporate reorganizations, where she is called upon to draft a variety of commercial agreements. Congratulations to all of you!

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  4. A new partner joins Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to welcome Geneviève Beaudin, as a new partner in the Labour and Employment Law Group. Geneviève advises and represents companies under provincial and federal jurisdiction in their individual and collective labour relations. In this capacity, she deals with cases involving grievance adjudication, human rights, labour standards and access to information. She has also developed strong expertise in drafting opinions, arguments and factums in labour and employment law litigation. Geneviève represents companies in court, before various arbitral and administrative tribunals, and in mediation processes.

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  5. 33 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2023 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is proud to announce that 33 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2023 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2023 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Class Actions Laurence Bich-Carrière Myriam Brixi Construction Law Nicolas Gagnon Corporate Commercial Law Étienne Brassard Jean-Sébastien Desroches Christian Dumoulin Édith Jacques    Corporate Finance & Securities Josianne Beaudry           René Branchaud Corporate Mid-Market Luc R. Borduas Étienne Brassard Jean-Sébastien Desroches Christian Dumoulin Édith Jacques    Selena Lu André Vautour Employment Law Richard Gaudreault Marie-Josée Hétu Guy Lavoie Zeïneb Mellouli Infrastructure Law Nicolas Gagnon                Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Jean Legault      Ouassim Tadlaoui Yanick Vlasak Jonathan Warin Intellectual Property Chantal Desjardins Alain Y. Dussault Isabelle Jomphe Labour Relations Benoit Brouillette Simon Gagné Richard Gaudreault Marie-Josée Hétu Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur Guy Lavoie Litigation - Commercial Insurance Marie-Claude Cantin Bernard Larocque Martin Pichette Laurence Bich-Carrière Mergers & Acquisitions Josianne Beaudry Mining Josianne Beaudry René Branchaud Sébastien Vézina Occupational Health & Safety Josiane L'Heureux Property Leasing Richard Burgos Workers' Compensation Marie-Josée Hétu Guy Lavoie Carl Lessard

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  6. Four new members join Lavery’s ranks

    Lavery is pleased to announce that four recently sworn-in lawyers are joining Lavery following the completion of their articling within the firm. Ayman El Alamy joins our Litigation and Conflict Resolution group and practices mainly in civil litigation and insurance law. "Working at Lavery means that you get the chance to be involved very quickly in stimulating projects while benefitting from learning-centred supervision and a friendly work environment imbued with a strong spirit of collegiality." Maria Ionele joins the Labor and Employment Law Group. She joined Lavery in October 2021 as a student and completed her articling term at the firm in 2022. "Lavery was the obvious choice for me. There, I encountered an authentic team of passionate and inspiring professionals. It's the ideal firm for developing as a legal professional. The cases are exciting and collaboration between colleagues is emphasized, making for a stimulating work environment." Sofia Khan joins the Labor and Employment team. She completed her articling term at the firm in 2022. She completed her B.A. in Civil Law Cooperative at the University of Ottawa in 2020 and her B.A. in Common Law under the National J.D. Program at the University of Ottawa in 2022. "What has marked me the most in my time at Lavery is the passion, determination and collaborative spirit of all the professionals that I have worked with. I am now starting my career in labour law, with the opportunity to be involved in major cases, to collaborate with experts in the field and to be surrounded by mentors who have my professional development at heart." Philippe Vachon joins the Administrative Law team. "Articling at Lavery was an opportunity for me to personally experience an environment where initiative is encouraged, while benefitting from the supervision required to develop the professional skills I needed in order to practice as a lawyer."

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