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On July 4, 2023, Cultures Gen V, one of Quebec’s leading greenhouse growers, announced the acquisition of Serres Royales. The acquisition furthers Cultures Gen V’s business strategy, which aims to improve Quebec’s food self-sufficiency by expanding sustainable greenhouse growing and offering consumers a wider variety of superior quality products. This transaction makes Cultures Gen V the largest diversified greenhouse grower in Quebec, adding 9 hectares of tomatoes to its current acreage, for a total of 36 hectares. Lavery was privileged to represent Cultures Gen V in the transaction. Not only did the firm implement the group’s pre-transaction refinancing, it also negotiated and closed the transaction. The Lavery team was led by Étienne Brassard with the assistance of Gabrielle Ahélo and France Camille De Mers and the collaboration of Béatrice Bull, Pamela Cifola, Éric Gélinas, Jessica Parent, Chantal Desjardins, James Duffy, Valérie Belle-Isle, Sonia Guérin, Joseph Lauzon-Potts, Arielle Supino, Bernard Trang, Katerina Kostopoulos, Charlotte Dangoisse, David Tournier, Ana Cristina Nascimento, Joëlle Montpetit and Nadine Giguère.
On June 13, 2022, Resonetics announced the purchase of the entirety of the shares of Agile MV, a Montréal-based medical device design and development contract manufacturing company. The transaction was motivated by the quality of expertise that Agile MV's team of engineers, scientists, and technicians possess throughout the entire production cycle, from initial concept consolidation to mass production. Our partner, Audrey Gibeault, had the privilege of representing the company in this major transaction that involved complex tax planning, among other things. In business law, this transaction was led by our partner Étienne Brassard. Ms. Gibeault and Mr. Étienne Brassard were mainly assisted in this transaction by Gabrielle Ahélo. They were assisted by Luc Pariseau, Sonia Guérin, France Camille De Mers, Brittany Carson, Éric Gélinas, André Vautour, Michael Pageau, Maxime Chabot and Charles-Hugo Gagné. —Agile MV is a Quebec-based medical device design and development contract manufacturing company. It specializes in the development of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices in the following areas: cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, interventional pulmonology, interventional gastroenterology, interventional pain management and interventional neurology.Resonetics specializes in advanced engineering and manufacturing solutions for the life sciences industry, laser cutting, centerless grinding, nitinol processing, thin-wall stainless steel and precious metal tubing, photochemical machining, microfluidics, sensor solutions and medical energy.
Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of three new lawyers and two new paralegals who will bring their wide-ranging expertise to the firm. Gabrielle Ahélo – Associate Gabrielle Ahélo is joining the firm’s Business Law group, and her practice focuses mainly on corporate, commercial and tax law. Before becoming a lawyer, She spent the first nine years of her career as a paralegal in the corporate and tax sectors. “I see Lavery as a high-quality multidisciplinary firm, close to the Quebec business community and local entrepreneurs. It’s what I liked about it right away. The firm is brimming with quality professionals who stand out and work with their clients to help them achieve their goals and grow their business. I decided to join Lavery after meeting with two partners, Étienne Brassard and Audrey Gibeault. I felt a great affinity between my values and theirs. I am a firm believer in mentoring and I truly feel that I have found great mentors in them. I am very much looking forward to working with them and, more importantly, learning from them. I have a deep appreciation for business law and entrepreneurs. I strive to support them in their daily business, to help them think strategically from a legal standpoint and all other standpoints, and Lavery will help me achieve this goal.” - Gabrielle Ahélo Joseph Gualdieri – Associate Joseph Gualdieri is joining our Business Law group. He supports our partners and experienced members, working primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and commercial law. “What attracted me to Lavery was the emphasis on know-how, the excellence of the firm’s services and the lawyers who work there, which makes Lavery one of the most prominent firms in Quebec. Joining an experienced team with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries is very appealing to me, and I want to continue the tradition of offering our clients the best strategies and legal advice to help them achieve their business goals.” - Joseph Gualdieri Catherine Méthot – Associate Catherine Methot is joining our Business Law group and her practice focuses mainly on mergers and acquisitions and commercial law. “As I had started my career as a student to then do my articling and become a lawyer at Lavery, it was just natural as a next step in my career to return to my roots. I am very happy to be back in the great Lavery family, providing high quality services under positive and human-centric leadership and guidance. I am confident that the expertise I have developed as an in-house legal counsel combined with Lavery’s expertise will be put to good use for our clients.” - Catherine Méthot Lysa Laramée – Paralegal Lysa Laramée is joining our Business Law group. She began her career as a paralegal intern at Lavery and practices mainly in the field of mergers and acquisitions. “As a recent paralegal graduate, it was important for me to join a team focused on mentoring, teamwork, and mutual support to fully develop my skills. Even during my final internship program at Lavery, I felt welcomed and was encouraged to take part in the firm’s professional and social activities. At Lavery, you are welcomed as if you were already part of the family, and everyone is happy to share their knowledge with you. So, it made total sense for me to officially join this caring and driven team when I completed my internship.” - Lysa Laramée Belinda Rigon – Paralegal Belinda Rigon is joining our Litigation group.Belinda supports lawyers practising in insurance litigation, ranging from professional and civil liability to other related sectors. She plays a key role in managing litigation cases and preparing legal documentation. “I see Lavery as a renowned firm that has evolved over time. It is the perfect place for someone ambitious to prove themselves and take their professional career to the next level. What persuaded me to make the leap and join the Lavery team was the energy I felt during my first visit to the firm. I was welcomed warmly and had enriching discussions with those who would soon become my co-workers. I was convinced in no time.” - Belinda Rigon