All of Lavery’s partners, associates and personnel would like to pay homage to the memory of Pierre M. Lepage, who passed away last March 26.
Called to the Quebec Bar in 1976, Mr. Lepage built an outstanding reputation in both commercial litigation and banking law. He was a much sought-after lawyer renowned for his expertise and deep knowledge and understanding of restructuring and insolvency law, representing as he did financial institutions, companies in financial difficulty, as well as accounting firms specializing in business recovery and insolvency.
The author and creator of numerous legal courses offered by the Institute of Canadian Bankers in collaboration with various Canadian universities, Mr. Lepage also distinguished himself as a lecturer in banking law at the Université de Montréal and the École des Hautes Études Commerciales.
He was more than just a colleague to Lavery members. He was an exceptional teacher and acted as a mentor to several members of the firm. His clients appreciated his genius for finding simple and practical solutions to problems that seemed insoluble. A persuasive and respectful man with a gift for writing and a sense of humour all his own, he was considered by many as a friend. He will be truly missed by all of the firm’s members and clients.
On behalf of the entire team at Lavery, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.