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  1. Lavery welcomes five new associates

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of five new associates to the firm with diverse expertise. Romeo Aguilar Perez, CIRC Romeo Aguilar Perez joins our Labour and Employment Group. As part of his practice, he advises employers in the public, parapublic and private sectors on all aspects of employment relations and human capital management. He specializes in employment litigation, grievance arbitration, labour relations, labour standards, human rights, administrative investigations and occupational health and safety.   Frédéric Bolduc Frédéric Bolduc joins our Labour and Employment Group. During his studies at the Université de Montréal, He acted as a mentor and was involved with the Mobile Legal Clinic as a student clinician. The excellence of his academic results earned him a place on the undergraduate honour list at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law and the Bar of Montréal Award for Excellence in Business Law (2019).   Frédéric Bolduc Frédéric Bolduc se joint à notre groupe Droit du travail et de l’emploi. Au cours de ses études à l’Université de Montréal, il a agi à titre de mentor et s’est impliqué à titre d’étudiant clinicien auprès de la Clinique juridique itinérante. L’excellence de ses résultats académiques lui a valu de figurer sur la liste d’honneur des étudiants du 1er cycle de la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal et de se faire décerner le prix Barreau de Montréal pour excellence en droit des affaires (2019). Louis Lafleur, CIRC Louis Lafleur joins our Labour and Employment Group. In his practice, he advises employers in all areas of labour and employment law on matters concerning both individual and collective reports for employment-related disputes. Jinnie Liu Jinnie Liu joins our Business Law Group and focuses her practice on tax law. Jinnie Liu began her career in an international professional services firm’s corporate taxation group, where she played a key role by assisting clients in all aspects of the corporate life of businesses, no matter their size, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, financing and cross-border mandates. Adnana Zbona Adnana Zbona joins our Family law, Personal law, and Estate law group. Her practice covers every aspect of family, personal and estate law, including negotiating out-of-court settlements, reviewing and drafting proceedings and representing clients before the courts.  

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  2. Serge Shahinian is recognized as a leading patent practitioner in the 2021 IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

    Serge Shahinian, partner and patent agent in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, has been recognized as a leading patent practitioner in the 2021 edition of the directory IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. This distinction was determined, among other things, through exhaustive peer-reviewed surveys. The professionals are ranked in the directory based on a recognition of market share, exceptional skills, and in-depth knowledge of patent matters.

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  3. Lavery represents Avril Supermarché in obtaining financing from Desjardins Capital

    On June 18, 2021, Avril Supermarché, an independent, Quebec-based health food store chain, announced the closing of a transaction under which Desjardins Capital became a minority shareholder in order to support the chain’s growth in Quebec. The financing obtained will support Avril’s development plan, which includes opening a dozen more supermarkets over the next five years. The transaction was preceded by a major corporate reorganization. Lavery Lawyers feels privileged that Avril Supermarché, a long-standing client, reaffirmed its confidence in the firm by allowing it to contribute to Avril’s growth and support its founders and managers, Sylvie Senay and Rolland Tanguay, in all stages of the transaction. The Lavery team that worked with Avril Supermarché was led by Christian Dumoulin and composed of Jean-François Bilodeau, Dave Bouchard, Sophie Goulet, Katy Pelletier and Catherine Voyer.

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  4. Learn more about our client Jimmy Pham

    Jimmy Pham, pharmacist-owner of three pharmacies, stands out for his well-developed entrepreneurial spirit and his approach to medicine. Placing the well-being and health of his patients at the core of his practice, he offers pharmacological treatments in the form of compounded drugs. Among others, he prepares medicines in the form of analgesic creams, the composition of which can be adapted to his patients’ specific needs. He cares about his businesses’ environmental footprint, and so he decided to offer bulk eco-responsible products and is part of the Circuit Zéro Déchet (zero waste network). We are very proud to support him in the expansion of his network of pharmacies, but especially in making his innovative vision of the pharmaceutical industry a reality. Watch the video (In French only)

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  5. Lavery Lawyers welcomes 4 new professionals

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of four new professionals.   Laura Bassal, paralegal Laura Bassal is a paralegal member of the civil Litigation team where she specializes in the fields of insurance and construction litigation.   Marie-Claude Côté, associate Marie-Claude Côté is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group and focuses her practice on transactional and commercial law, and more specifically on securities law.   Marc-Étienne Lauzon-Joset, associate Marc-Étienne Lauzon-Joset is a member of the Business Law Group and focuses his practice on commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and real estate law.   Brandon Yin, paralegal Brandon Yin is a paralegal member of the Business Law team where he assists lawyers practising in corporate law and helps prepare legal documents required for various business transactions.

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  6. Learn more about our client Logient

    Logient is a Quebec-based company that offers a diversified range of business software services under one roof. Its development, integration, consulting and management services can be adapted to the needs of each and any client. Thanks to a team of seasoned professionals and its CEO, Vincent Godcharles, Logient has experienced meteoric growth of more than 30% year after year for the past six years. It is a privilege for Lavery to have Logient as a client. We are proud to support Logient in its growth strategy, achieved through the many acquisitions it has made in the past few years, and ensure that Logient’s business objectives are met with all legal bases covered. Watch the video (in french only)

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  7. Sébastien Vézina – Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers Finalist

    Lavery is happy to announce that Sébastien Vézina, a partner in the Business Law group, is a finalist in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in the Business category. For this Top 25, the entire Canadian legal community is invited to vote to identify the five winners in each of the following categories: Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal Business In-house Changemakers Government/Non-profits/Associations Being named to the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers is not a recognition of lifetime achievement, but rather an acknowledgment of the significance of the work done over the last 18 months. You can complete the survey by clicking here. (Deadline: June 25, 2021)

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  8. Stéphanie Destrempes appointed to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Conseil québécois de la franchise becomes head of the Franchising and Distribution Group

    Lavery is happy to announce that Stéphanie Destrempes has been appointed to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Conseil québécois de la franchise (CQF). Stéphanie’s appointment leaves no doubt as to the depth of her expertise in serving franchisors, distributors, retailers and manufacturers. In the wake of this appointment, Lavery also announces that Stéphanie will now be in charge of the firm's Franchise and Distribution Group.

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