A recognized firm and award-winning professionals
BCF Business Law is recognized in the business community as the reference in business law for Quebec businesses. Our deep roots in the province's entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as with the leaders of the largest companies, allow our clients to confidently plan their growth strategies locally, nationally and internationally. Our unique position in the market is also an important advantage for our Canadian, American and international clients who want to settle in Quebec.
BCF also has many of the most recognized professionals in their fields of practice in Canada. Here is a list of awards and honors that have been awarded to the firm and its professionals.
Lawyer Emeritus by the Barreau du Québec
Many BCF lawyers have been awarded the prestigious distinction of Lawyer Emeritus by the Barreau du Québec
This honour is intended to recognize their outstanding contribution to the profession and their exceptional careers. All together, the recipients have enhanced the image of, or helped develop, the profession.
Here is the list:
Eleven of BCF's members are chosen in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in Canada for the excellence of their practice and of the services they provide to their clients.
Here is the list of BCF's recognized members:
Elsa Agostinho**, Immigration Law (since 2018)
Pierre Allard, Tax Law (since 2017)
Jean-François Dagenais, Construction Law (since 2016)
Mireille Fontaine, Technology Law (since 2013) and Biotechnology Law (since 2015)
Julie Lessard, Immigration Law (since 2014)
Laurent Roy, Construction Law (since 2016)
Martin Sills, Equipment Finance Law (since 2009)
Guy Tremblay, Ad. E., Labour and Employment Law (since 2006)
Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 listed the following members of BCF's Québec City team as among the top lawyers their recognized areas of specialization:
Pierre Delisle, Administrative and Public Law (since 2013)
André Lepage, Labour and Employment Law (since 2016)
Mario Welsh, Construction Law (since 2008)
About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory comprises the results of an extensive peer survey. This comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada identifies both leading lawyers and law firms from across the country.
Here is the list of BCF's recognized lawyers:
Michel Brisebois - Labour (Management)
Mario Charpentier - Corporate Commercial Law - Technology Transactions
Jean-François Dagenais, Construction Law
Michel Décary - Litigation - Directors & Officers Liability - Litigation - Public Law
Mireille Fontaine - Biotechnology - Private Equity
Simon-Pierre-Hébert - Labour Relations - Workplace Human Rights
André Lepage - Labour (Management)
Odette Nadon - Environmental Law
Laurent Roy - Property Leasing
Gilles Seguin - Corporate Mid-Market - Mining
Martin Sills - Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Asset-Based Lending
Mario Welsh - Construction Law
BCF is also a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas:
Chambers and Partners 2018
Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.The guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada.
Here are BCF's listed members in the last edition of Chambers and Partners
André Morrissette, Recognised Practicioner - Corporate/Commercial
BCF is also recognized as Higly Regarded (Band 1)in the Province of Québec in the Corporate/Commercial practice area.
What the team is known for
Entrepreneurial firm with a widely felt presence in Québec. Best known for its involvement in mid-market M&A and private equity deals, the team also advises on venture capital financings, company incorporation and bankruptcy and insolvency. It handles transactions across a wide range of industries including technology, construction and mining. The firm has offices in Montréal, Québec City and Sept-Îles.
Who’s Who Legal
Since 1996 Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. Three BCF's lawyers are ranked in this repertory: