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François Valin has been practicing for over 25 years. He practices commercial and civil litigation, and also represents businesses, trustees, controllers and financial institutions in connection with restructurings and insolvency and in acquisitions in the hotel, manufacturing and transportation sectors.

Professional affiliations

— Member of the Barreau du Québec since 1989.

Conferences

  • "Droit des sûretés et de l’insolvabilité", Conferences on bankruptcy and insolvency law organized by the Faculty of Law of Université Laval, in collaboration with the Barreau de Quebec - speaker, October, 2012 and 2014.
  • Numerous conferences to members of Quebec and Canadian insolvency associations, the Barreau du Québec and Université Laval in restructuring and insolvency matters and also concerning the liability of directors in the context of insolvency.

Representative work

Restructuring and Insolvency

Mr. Valin played a role in the following files notably:

  • Guarantee Plan for new residential buildings : for the provisional administrator Raymond Chabot.

  • Sam Lévy Inc. re Superintendent of Bankruptcy : for the trustee appointed by the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Lemieux Nolet inc., to oversee over 600 files of Sam Lévy Inc.

  • Minganie Équipement inc.: for the buyer in a transaction involving the repurchase of assets of Location Paul Boudreault inc. by a consortium including the Aboriginal community of Mingan (transaction of more than seven million dollars).

  • Les Cours Lord Aylmer and Groupe Melior (Bankruptcy) : for the trustee Raymond Chabot. (over $30 million in debts).

  • Location Rompré and Kangouroute (Bankruptcy): for the trustee Raymond Chabot (over $30 million in debts).

  • Groupe de scieries GDS inc. (Arrangement relating to): for the business (over $100 million in debts).

  • Habitation technique (Notice of Intention): for the National Bank of Canada (several million in debts).

  • Fonderie industrielle Laforo Inc. (Arrangement relating to): for the business (over $5 million in debts).

  • Fonderie Poitras Ltée (Arrangement relating to): for the National Bank of Canada (over $5 million in debts).

  • Jetsgo Corporation (Arrangement relating to): for the Quebec City Airport (over $5 million in debts).

  • Industrie Davie Inc. (Proposal): for a supplier (over $5 million in debts).

  • Gestion financière Appalaches (Trustee of) - (Centre de traitement d’information de crédit (CTIC) Inc. (Trustee of) ; Gauthier (Trustee of)) : for several creditors (over $15 million in debts).

  • Industries Piekouagame Inc.: (Arrangement relating to) : for the Bank of Montreal (over $5 million in debts).

  • Agromex inc. v. Caisse d’économie des Portugais de Montréal and Cofo: (Bankruptcy) : for Agromex in an action in liability against the Caisse (over $15 million in debts).

  • T.L.D. Gauthier (T.L.D.G.) Inc.: Trustee - In re T.L.D. Gauthier (T.L.D.G.) inc. Daniel Adam & Associés c. Gauthier : in defence for the National Bank of Canada in an action in liability and for the Trustee.

  • Groupe PHL (Trustee of) and Industries PHL Inc.: (Avis d’intention) : for the National Bank of Canada (several million in debts).

  • Arcofab inc. : for the National Bank of Canada (debt of more than 1 million).

  • Mendes: (Bankruptcy): for the National Bank of Canada (several million in debts).

  • Nilus Leclerc: (Notice of Intention) : for the National Bank of Canada (over $15 million in debts).

  • Gerobec v. National Bank of Canada : for the bank in defence against an action in liability.

  • Azbar inc. (Receiver) : for the Royal Bank of Canada (over $1 million of debts).

  • Plafolift Inc. (Notice of Intention): for the buyer of the assets (over $1 million in debts).

  • Groupe Paré Brossel (Bankruptcy) : for the Business Development Bank of Canada (several million in debts).

  • Pâte Mohawk Ltée (Proposal) : for the business (over $1 million in debts).

  • Gingras v. National Bank of Canada : in defence of an action taken against the National Bank of Canada.

  • Technologies Softmap (Bankruptcy) : for the Business Development Bank of Canada (several million in debts).

  • 9111-5402 Québec Inc. v. National Bank of Canada : in defence on behalf of the bank against a claim in liability.

  • Maboco Inc. (Arrangement relating to) : for the National Bank of Canada. (over $5 million in debts).

  • Loft Boutique et Hôtel Royal William (Bankruptcy) : for the hypothecary (secured) creditors (over $5 million in debts).

  • Quillorama Foestville (Bankruptcy) : for the National Bank of Canada (several million in debts).

  • Hôtel Lévesque et Motel Dubé (Bankruptcy) : for the acquirers (over $5 million in debts).

  • Agrior Inc. (Bankruptcy) : for the buyer of the assets, a public company listed on the stock exchange (over $1 million in debts).

  • Hôtel Le Concorde (cessation of operations): for the buyer, transaction of more than $ 11 500 000.

Involvement

  • Member of the Professional Inspection Committee of the Barreau du Québec since June 2001.

Publications

  • "Bilan jurisprudentiel", Symposium, Faculty of Law, Université Laval, 2012.

  • "Bilan jurisprudentiel trimestriel," Association québécoise des professionnels en insolvabilité (A.Q.P.R.I.), 2001 and 2002.

  • "Bilan jurisprudentiel", Symposium, Faculty of Law, Université Laval

  • "Bilan jurisprudentiel trimestriel," Association québécoise des professionnels en insolvabilité (A.Q.P.R.I.), 2001 and 2002.

  • "Loi sur la faillite et l'insolvabilité," Alterego (with Jacques Deslauriers), Wilson & Lafleur, 1996, 1998 and 2004.

  • "Précis de la faillite et l’insolvabilité" (with Jacques Deslauriers), Wilson & Lafleur, 2004 and 2011

  • "Précis de droit des sûretés," Wilson & Lafleur (with Jacques Deslauriers), 1990.

Contact

418 692-4505
francois.valin@bcf.ca

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Suzanne Rivard

418 694-2920 #4346
suzanne.rivard@bcf.ca

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