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Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of Éric Goulet as a partner and Érika Beaudoin and Francis Lavigne as notaries in the Business Law group. All three will be based in the Sherbrooke office and will serve the Lavery network. International experience in business law for businesses Working in Lavery’s Sherbrooke office, Éric Goulet will help businesses achieve growth using his vast experience in financing, mergers and acquisitions and in public contracts in Canada, in the United States and elsewhere in the world. As part of his duties, he will continue to provide consulting services to international organizations by relying on the expertise of professionals in the Sherbrooke office and, through the Lavery network, that of professionals in the Montréal, Québec City and Trois-Rivières offices. Prior to working in a law firm, he served for five years as legal counsel and corporate secretary for a Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) listed company active in the energy sector (power transmission systems), in the manufacturing, sale and distribution of continuously variable transmissions (recreational products and unlicensed vehicles) with operations primarily in the United States, France, China and India. Strategic growth of SMEs Over his 25 years of experience in the legal field, Éric Goulet also developed expertise in contract negotiation, cross-border transactions, litigation management, corporate governance and regulation, and compliance for public contracts. With his strategic business vision based on his clients’ goals, he stands out, among other things, for his strong ability to quickly grasp opportunities for business growth and related issues. Working with the Sherbrooke firm’s seasoned business law team, Éric Goulet will support organizations to ensure their longevity and solidify their assets, thereby contributing to the region’s economic vitality. Solid local expertise in business law In complement to Éric Goulet’s recognized expertise in the market, both Érika Beaudoin and Francis Lavigne will support the Sherbrooke office team in meeting the needs of the firm’s clients in terms of business start-ups, reorganizations, sales, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing.