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Gary Rivard is a member of our financial services law group and focuses his practice on all aspects of banking law, insolvency and restructuring. He has acquired significant expertise in these matters, representing financial institutions, receivers, debtors and creditors. The files he has managed have covered the full range of insolvency and restructuring situations, giving him a wealth of experience to draw upon in this area.

Mr. Rivard has specific expertise in secured transactions, hypothecary recourses, receiverships and seizures before judgment, as well as in cases of cheque and credit card fraud.

Mr. Rivard also has general experience in commercial and civil litigation, including hypothecary recourses, landlord-tenant relations, declaratory judgments and inter-company litigation and litigation between partners, including in connection with dismissal, breach of exclusivity covenants, guarantees, debt recovery, seizure before judgement and injunctions.

He also has general expertise in commercial leases and with respect to corporate reorganizations under the provisions of the Business Corporations Acts of Canada and Quebec (plans of arrangement).

His practice has led Mr. Rivard to act regularly before the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Mr. Rivard has been very active in a number of social action programs as well as in federal, provincial and municipal politics.

Gary Rivard joined the firm in 2014, after working for several years at another major national firm.

Professional affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • INSOL International


  • Proper management of environmental risks (Canadian Institute)

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency: the perspective of the creditor client (continuing legal education)

  • Arrangements under section 192 of the CBCA and other related laws (continuing legal education)


  • Member of the executive of the Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency section of the Canadian Bar Association and President of that section (2012-2013)

  • Instructor (Law of suretyship), Quebec bar school

  • Member of the liaison committee between the Bar of Montreal and the Superior Court (commercial chamber) since 2013


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