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Lavery strengthens its Litigation and Dispute Resolution group with the arrival of two new lawyers Ms. Catherine Cloutier and Ms. Eve-Lyne Morin are joining the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Catherine Cloutier’s practice will focus on insurance litigation, and in particular on construction law and civil liability cases. Prior to joining Lavery, Catherine gained extensive experience in law, having worked as a student in Legal Affairs at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, at CDPQ Infra (Réseau Express Métropolitain project), in commercial property at a law firm in England and as a court clerk in commercial arbitration. Her expertise extends beyond the legal practice: In addition to being a registered nutritionist-dietitian, Catherine is socially involved in the community. Mindful of the importance of making a collective effort during the pandemic, she volunteered for the government’s 2021 COVID-19 vaccination campaign. “I showed an interest in Lavery from the moment I started my law studies at Université de Montréal. I had the pleasure of being invited to the firm’s offices during one of the phases of the Course aux stages recruitment process, and I was instantly charmed. I was also impressed with how approachable and enthusiastic the many professionals I met were about their areas of practice. I always knew that after passing the bar exam, I wanted to pursue a career with Lavery.” In her new position, Ms. Eve-Lyne Morin will focus her practice on commercial litigation. Previously, she worked for Lavery and at a major international business law firm where she participated in a wide variety of cases involving product liability, construction law, securities, allegations of price-fixing, civil liability class actions and negligence. Her previous experience advising Canadian and multinational corporations will be a great asset in cases involving consumer protection law, protection of personal information, language requirements and other legal requirements for doing business in Quebec. “I chose Lavery for its entrepreneurial spirit and company culture that values teamwork in order to provide comprehensive and practical solutions to its clients. I have no doubt that, at Lavery, I will find brilliant colleagues and inspiring mentors, and make valuable friends.” The arrival of these two lawyers will bring the firm a wealth of experience to help our business clients deal with the many issues they face.
Lavery is pleased to announce that five new lawyers have joined its Montréal office. Mandy Alessandrini joins the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group, exercising mainly in family law. Prior to joining Lavery, she was a lawyer with the Attorney General of Quebec’s litigation section. Mandy Alessandrini was in private practice for many years acting as counsel, co-counsel as well as mediator; her practice covered family law and contract law. Pierre Bazinet joins the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group as a partner and practises primarily in the areas of insurance law. He acts for numerous retailers, grocers and manufacturers, helping them with all aspects of the claims that they face as well as with risk management issues. Predominantly as defence counsel, he represents his clients in various litigation situations, such as claims for personal injury, general negligence and product liability. Marie-France Dompierre joins the Business Law group as a partner and practises primarily in the area of tax litigation and tax dispute resolution. Her practice is concentrated on working with clients across a variety of industries to prevent, manage and resolve tax disputes involving the provincial and federal tax authorities. Marie-France has experience resolving disputes involving a broad range of tax issues and as such, has represented both individuals and corporations at every stage of a dispute from the audit and appeals level to litigating the proceeding before the Courts. Eve-Lyne Morin joins the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and insurance law. Before joining Lavery, Ms. Morin worked in the Montréal office of a major international business law firm where she has been involved in a wide range of actions in various areas including product liability, construction, securities, price fixing allegations, mass tort and negligence. Marie-Eve Pomerleau joins the Business Law group specializing in transactional and commercial law. In her practice, Ms. Pomerleau drafts and negotiates legal documents relating to commercial transactions (mergers/acquisitions, purchases/sales of assets and shares, tax reorganizations, corporate restructurings and financings) and various other types of contracts.