Lavery Lawyers

Legal Services | Quebec, Canada
tel: +1 514 871 1522 | fax: +1 514 871 8977
1 Place Ville Marie | Montreal | Quebec | H3B 4M4 | Canada

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Lavery is a major full-service law firm of more than 200 lawyers and the leading independent law firm in Quebec. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services to regional, national and multinational corporations; financial institutions; and government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations. It also has an extensive practice in advising other Canadian and foreign law firms on matters of Quebec law.

Lavery has developed strong ties with law firms and other professional firms across Canada, the United States and worldwide, thereby enabling us to assist our clients to develop opportunities outside Quebec. The firm is a member of the World Services Group, a global non-profit association with membership by invitation only, consisting of large local, national and international professional services providers in over 115 countries.

Year this Office was Established: 1913
Lawyers Worldwide: 318


Areas of Practice



Romeo  Aguilar Perez

Romeo Aguilar Perez

Senior Associate
Loïc  Berdnikoff

Loïc Berdnikoff

Lawyer and Chief, Legal Operations and Conformity
Caroline  Bourbonnais

Caroline Bourbonnais

Avocate principale
Myriam  Brixi

Myriam Brixi

David  Chun

David Chun

Shereen  Cook

Shereen Cook

Sylvie  Demers

Sylvie Demers

Avocate principale
Chantal  Desjardins

Chantal Desjardins

Partner and Agent de marques de commerce
Élodie  Dion

Élodie Dion

James  Duffy

James Duffy

Patent Agent and Senior Associate
Alain Y.  Dussault

Alain Y. Dussault

Partner and Trademark Agent
Eva  Fog

Eva Fog

Florence  Forest

Florence Forest

Avocate principale
Simon  Gagné

Simon Gagné

Léonie  Gagné

Léonie Gagné

Avocate principale
Julie  Gauvreau

Julie Gauvreau

Partner and Agent de brevets and Agent de marques de commerce
Nadia  Hanine

Nadia Hanine

Jean  Hébert

Jean Hébert

Marie-Josée  Hétu

Marie-Josée Hétu

Partner and Associé directrice (bureau de Trois-Rivières)
Lindsay  Jean

Lindsay Jean

Shan  Jiang

Shan Jiang

Isabelle  Jomphe

Isabelle Jomphe

Partner and Agent de marques de commerce
Maude  Lafortune-Bélair

Maude Lafortune-Bélair

Avocate principale
Gabrielle  Lagarde Le Chasseur

Gabrielle Lagarde Le Chasseur

Avocate and Partenaire d’affaires, talent et développement professionnel
Guy  Lavoie

Guy Lavoie

Jean  Legault

Jean Legault

Mitchell  Leibovitch

Mitchell Leibovitch

Lawyer and Patent Agent
Carl  Lessard

Carl Lessard

Mengjiao  Liu

Mengjiao Liu

Jinnie  Liu

Jinnie Liu

Selena  Lu

Selena Lu

Léa  Maalouf

Léa Maalouf

Wiam  Mahroug

Wiam Mahroug

Despina  Mandilaras

Despina Mandilaras

Avocate principale
Hugh  Mansfield

Hugh Mansfield

Partner and Patent Agent and Trademark Agent
Jean  Martel

Jean Martel

Catherine  Méthot

Catherine Méthot

Avocate principale
Véronique  Morin

Véronique Morin

Avocate principale
Eve-Lyne  Morin

Eve-Lyne Morin

Avocate principale
Béatrice T  Ngatcha

Béatrice T Ngatcha

Partner and Agent de brevets
Philip  Nolan

Philip Nolan

Michaël  Pageau

Michaël Pageau

Senior Associate
Jessica  Parent

Jessica Parent

Avocate principale
Luc  Pariseau

Luc Pariseau

Catherine  Pariseault

Catherine Pariseault

Avocate principale
Cloé  Potvin

Cloé Potvin

Camille  Rioux

Camille Rioux

Avocate principale
Ian  Rose

Ian Rose

Sophie  Roy

Sophie Roy

Avocate principale
Zila  Savary

Zila Savary

Jean-Paul  Timothée

Jean-Paul Timothée

Senior Associate
Dominique  Vallières

Dominique Vallières

Senior Associate
Mylène  Vallières

Mylène Vallières

Avocate principale
Bruno  Verdon

Bruno Verdon

Adnana  Zbona

Adnana Zbona

Avocate principale

Linguistic Services

Nathalie  Angers

Nathalie Angers

Services linguistiques
Danielle  Bureau

Danielle Bureau

Services linguistiques
Michèle  Gamache

Michèle Gamache

Services linguistiques
Stefan  Gillian

Stefan Gillian

Linguistic services
Cathy  Ianniciello

Cathy Ianniciello

Services linguistiques
Jean-François  Lauzon

Jean-François Lauzon

Linguistic services
Mathieu  Legris

Mathieu Legris

Linguistic services
Joanne  Martin

Joanne Martin

Services linguistiques
Jean-Pierre  Nadeau

Jean-Pierre Nadeau

Linguistic services
Sofie  Peers

Sofie Peers

Services linguistiques
Yannick  Pourbaix

Yannick Pourbaix

Linguistic services


Tina  Basile

Tina Basile

Laura  Bassal

Laura Bassal

Maxym  Bédard

Maxym Bédard

Dolaine  Béland

Dolaine Béland

Yasmine  Belrachid

Yasmine Belrachid

Laurence  Bernard

Laurence Bernard

Gwendoline  Bruneau

Gwendoline Bruneau

Agent de brevets
Chanel  Calabro

Chanel Calabro

Johanne  Caschetto

Johanne Caschetto

Manar  Choukair

Manar Choukair

Sophie  Crevier

Sophie Crevier

Charlotte  Dangoisse

Charlotte Dangoisse

Notaire principale
Janet  Dell’Orto

Janet Dell’Orto

Agent de marques de commerce
Marie France  Doyer Rochefort

Marie France Doyer Rochefort

Responsable, programmes étudiants et stagiaires
Marianne  Duboy

Marianne Duboy

Sylvain  Dubuc

Sylvain Dubuc

Chief, Finance and Administration
Alain  Dumont

Alain Dumont

Patent Agent
Éloïse  Fortin

Éloïse Fortin

Florence  Fournier

Florence Fournier

Mireille  Francoeur

Mireille Francoeur

Chargée de projets spéciaux, soutien à la direction
Cinthia  Gauvreau

Cinthia Gauvreau

Nadine  Giguère

Nadine Giguère

Raymond  Grafton

Raymond Grafton

Articling Student
Line  Grandmaison

Line Grandmaison

Annie  Groleau

Annie Groleau

Sonia  Guérin

Sonia Guérin

Ghiles  Helli

Ghiles Helli

Articling Student
Amélie  Journet

Amélie Journet

Chef, talents et développement professionnel
Sofia  Khan

Sofia Khan

Martin  Laprade

Martin Laprade

Gonzalo  Lavin

Gonzalo Lavin

Patent Agent
Tania  Lê

Tania Lê

Jean-Francois  Lemieux

Jean-Francois Lemieux

Business Development Manager
Jean-François  Lévesque

Jean-François Lévesque

Chief Client Officer
Eleftheria  Manioudakis

Eleftheria Manioudakis

Director, Business Development
Sandrine  Masri

Sandrine Masri

Nicole  Messier

Nicole Messier

Notaire principale
Joëlle  Montpetit

Joëlle Montpetit

Gérard  Mounier

Gérard Mounier

Strategic Advisor
Isabelle  Normand

Isabelle Normand

Sylvie  Parent

Sylvie Parent

Isabelle  Pelletier

Isabelle Pelletier

Agent de brevets
Kabrina  Péron

Kabrina Péron

Belinda  Rigon

Belinda Rigon

Erwin  Schultz

Erwin Schultz

Patent Agent
Serge  Shahinian

Serge Shahinian

Patent Agent
Zoe  Sukster

Zoe Sukster

Sarah  Thiboutot

Sarah Thiboutot

Anik  Trudel

Anik Trudel

Cheffe de la direction
Marie-Denise  Vane

Marie-Denise Vane

Alexandra  Yazbeck

Alexandra Yazbeck

Brandon  Yin

Brandon Yin

Jennifer  Younes

Jennifer Younes



Trademarks and Charter of the French language: What can you expect from Bill 96?

On May 13, 2021, the Quebec government introduced Bill 96 to amend the Charter of the French language (the ?Charter?) to strengthen the provisions regarding the use of French, particularly with respect to the language of commerce and business. This bill has been thoroughly reviewed in parliamentary committee and the committee tabled its report on April 26. In the current political context, it is expected that Bill 96 will be adopted in the coming months. The final form of the bill and its coming into force have yet to be determined. However, we can already anticipate that the timeframe for compliance with these new rules will be three years following assent of the Bill...

Complaint processing: New framework to come for financial institutions and financial intermediaries

Last September, the AMF published its draft Regulation respecting complaint processing and dispute resolution in the financial sector (the ?Draft Regulation?). The consultation period for it ended on December 8, 2021. The AMF is currently reviewing the many comments it received. The Draft Regulation1 aims to harmonize and improve complaint processing in the financial sector by providing for new mechanisms to ensure prompt and efficient complaint processing, among other things. In the insurance industry, only firms and insurers are currently required to adopt and apply a complaint processing and dispute resolution policy...

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Lavery Helps to Establish an Affordable Housing Fund Worth $151 Million

On May 4, 2021, the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Ivanhoé Cambridge announced the formation of a consortium of investors that will make $120 million available to co-ops, non-profit organizations (NPOs) and housing agencies for the construction or renovation of affordable housing. The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, Fondaction, the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation and the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation collectively added $31 million to the sum. The strategic partnership will be managed by the Association des groupes de ressources techniques du Québec (AGRTQ) starting in the fall of 2021...

Lavery Represents Walter Innovations Inc. in its Acquisition by Golo Mobile Inc.

On July 7, 2020, Golo Mobile Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that specializes in eco-delivery in large business centres, announced the acquisition of Walter Innovations Inc., a building automation technology start-up that has created a solution to connect property managers and residents of condominiums and apartment buildings. A Lavery team composed of Étienne Brassard, Éric Lavallée and Jean-François Maurice represented the selling shareholders of Walter Innovations Inc. in an exit context, allowing Walter's initial investors and entrepreneurs to successfully sell the company and its underlying technology...

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