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  1. Three new members join Lavery’s ranks

    Lavery is pleased to welcome three new members to its Montréal office: Emma-Sophie Hall, François Pariseau and Noémie Rochette. Emma-Sophie Hall Emma-Sophie Hall is back in our Labour and Employment Law group. She assists employers with all aspects of labour and employment law, including labour standards, employment contracts and corporate policies. She is also called on to assist in preparing for the arbitration of grievances and proceedings before the civil courts of Quebec. "I am delighted to be back in such a stimulating work environment with exceptional mentors." Noémie Rochette Noémie joins our Business Law group and our firm's tax law team. She specializes in all aspects of tax law, including tax planning for corporate reorganizations, estate planning and tax litigation. "I am very enthusiastic about joining Lavery, a renowned organization with a corporate culture that values excellence and professional growth. I was won over by a friendly and dedicated team managing large-scale, diversified mandates and guiding junior lawyers in their development. I am looking forward to joining the team and furthering my career." François Pariseau François Pariseau is a member of the Administrative Law group. He focuses his practice primarily on administrative and constitutional law in many specialized areas, such as access to information, protection of privacy, and professional and disciplinary law. In this capacity, he regularly represents and advises public and private entities, including professional orders and public bodies on issues relating to constitutional law, judicial review, injunctions and disputes in administrative law. "I was genuinely impressed by how professional the people involved in the hiring process were when they contacted me. Every step of the way, the professionals I met showed interest in me and were very receptive during our conversations. At Lavery, I discovered a people-oriented team, a unique and powerful brand image and, above all, professionals committed to actively contributing to Quebec society."

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  2. Lavery hires nine of its articling students

    Lavery is pleased to announce that it has hired nine of its articling students as lawyers.   Marc-Antoine Bigras joins the Administrative Law group. Before beginning his legal studies, Marc-Antoine completed a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Certificate in German, which allowed him to study in Germany and Austria. During his legal studies, Marc-Antoine developed a passion for constitutional and administrative law. As part of his professional training, Marc-Antoine had the opportunity to work at the Mile End Legal Clinic as an articling student.   Frédéric Boivin Couillard joins the Business Law group. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Finance from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Upon completing this degree, he participated in an academic exchange at the University of New South Wales in Australia. As a student, he worked in portfolio management for an independent firm in Montréal. Frédéric passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be awarded the charter upon completion of the required work experience.   Laurence Clavet joins the Business Law group. During her law studies, Laurence was involved as an articling student at the Mile End Legal Clinic. Prior to her legal studies, Laurence developed expertise in communication and worked in a post-production studio specializing in advertising, dubbing and original music composition.   Renaud Gravel joins the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group. During these studies, he also worked as a clinician at the Clinique juridique corporative de l’UQAM. Being committed to diversity and inclusion, Renaud served for over two years on the executive committee of Fier Départ/Start Proud as chair of the Montréal chapter.   Emma-Sophie Hall joins the Labour and Employment Law group. Concurrently with her university studies, Emma-Sophie was coordinator of the Centre d’entraide à l'étude in the Sherbrooke law faculty. In the fall of 2017, she conducted a clinical activity at the Court of Québec in Sherbrooke with the Honourable Justice Aubé.   Étienne Laplante joins our Taxation group. The research he participated in during his studies and the passion he developed for tax policy issues have led him to give a lecture at the graduate level in law, since 2018, on the Quebec refundable tax credit system.   Solveig Ménard-Castonguay joins the Administrative Law group. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in international relations and foreign policy from Université Laval. During her law studies, she had the opportunity to volunteer with the national Pro Bono Network. Solveig has also been a speaker for the SEUR project, which promotes student retention among high school students.   Louis Morin joins the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group. Before beginning his legal studies, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Political Studies, which allowed him to complete a semester of study at the University of Vilnius in Lithuania.   Catherine Voyer joins the Business Law group. She joined Lavery’s team in 2018 for her second co-op placement. In the fall of 2019, she conducted a clinical activity at the Court of Québec in Sherbrooke with the Honourable Justice Gagnon.

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