Commercial
Litigation

Overview

Our team

Our litigation team is made up of over 40 attorneys prepared to defend your rights and pursue your interests before the courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration, conciliation and mediation forums. Headed by attorneys with over 20 years of practice, our litigation team excels due to its size, the diversity of its expertise, its agility and especially its approach focused on the personalized defence of your rights and interest and the search for practical and favorable solutions.

In your business, disputes may arise on several fronts. BCF offers its clients a wide range of services within the broad category of business litigation:

  • alternative dispute resolution;
  • banking litigation;
  • construction litigation;
  • crisis management;
  • defence of class actions;
  • employment law;
  • environmental litigation;
  • expropriation litigation;
  • insolvency and restructuring;
  • intellectual property litigation;
  • labour law;
  • real estate assessment litigation;
  • representation before commissions of inquiry;
  • shareholder conflicts; and
  • tax litigation.

In each of these areas, we are committed to identifying the best solutions to disputes that could hinder your operations. We work tirelessly to maximize your time and that of your key employees and to minimize the inconvenience often associated with judicial or quasi-judicial proceedings. We also offer you an innovative approach to litigation where communication is at the forefront.

Our approach

The value of a business or its assets can be jeopardized by long-lasting disputes. Our trial attorneys are sensitive to this and act accordingly. BCF’s three-pronged approach in supporting individuals, businesses and institutions involved a in lawsuit can be summarized as follows:

  1. availability: when a dispute arises, our team is available on a priority basis 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Identifying the source of the problem and defining a solution strategy can’t wait. The initial analysis of documents and first meetings take place immediately and a preliminary assessment is made quickly;

  2. setting up an interim solution: BCF’s team prioritizes setting up all mechanisms that are useful and necessary to protect the interests at stake pending a final resolution of the conflict. Seizures, injunctions and safekeeping orders are only a few of the measures that can be used to set up a measure of strength and provide interim protection; and

  3. implementation of a permanent solution: with the help of our other teams such as taxation, corporate law or labour law, we identify tailor-made and permanent solutions to the problems facing you and we take the appropriate steps to implement them. We do not have a preconceived formula for resolving your legal problems; by listening to and working with you, we find a solution adapted to your situation and ensure that it is followed through.

Litigation in an era of hypermedia

In our hyper-mediatized world, the difference between a fact and a scandal often lies in the choice of words or the airing of an image. When a dispute arises, our professionals know how to help you manage the attention this could generate.

Through their assistance in resolving major crises, our litigators specialized in reputation and crisis management have developed cutting edge expertise unique in the industry. Searching for facts, setting up a crisis center, identifying communication avenues, issuing statements, and cooperating at all times with professionals from other disciplines involved to the crisis, we have the required experience to prevent or recognize a crisis. We can also help your business manage and get through such crisis and learn lessons which is often the beginning for realizing new growth opportunities.

Our professionals therefore know how to talk to the media and are keenly aware of the rules governing its professional conduct. When the media goes too far, our litigators know how to respond and how to take them to court or specialized tribunals as the case may be.

Caroline Beaudoin

514 397-2295

François Beaudry

Partner, Lawyer

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François Beaudry

514 397-6729

Audrey-Anne Béland

418 649-5026

Jean-François Bienjonetti

418 649-5470

Marc-Étienne Boucher

514 787-6777

Nancy Boyle

Partner, Lawyer

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Nancy Boyle

514 397-2281

Véronique Briand-Carle

418 649-5478

Barbara Ann Cain

418 649-5498

Stéphan Charles-Grenon

418 692-4516

Frédéric Côté

Partner, Lawyer

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Frédéric Côté

514 397-4591

Chloé D'Astous

514 397-6759

Jean-François Dagenais

514 397-2645

Michel Décary, C.R., Ad.E., IAS.A

514 397-6944

Sébastien Delisle

514 397-2357

Emmanuelle Demers

514 397-6883

Julie Dorion

418 694-2916

Frédérique Duchesne

514 397-2298

Carle Jane Evans

514 397-6720

Shaun E.  Finn

514 397-6899

Serge Fournier

Partner, Lawyer

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Serge Fournier

514 397-6901

Julie Gaudreault-Martel

514 397-5566

Bertrand Giroux

Partner, Lawyer

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Bertrand Giroux

514 397-6935

Nicolas Gosselin

Partner, Lawyer

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Nicolas Gosselin

418 266-4505

Guillaume  Gourde-Pinet

514 397-5551

Vanessa Gregorio

514 397-2692

Nicolas Guimond

418 692-4157

Fabrice L. Coulombe

514 397-6909

Marie-Julie Lafleur

418 649-5461

Pierre Lamontagne

Consulting Partner, Lawyer

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Pierre Lamontagne

418 694-2912

Isabelle Landry

418 649-5479

Pascal Lauzon

Partner, Lawyer and Trademark Agent

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Pascal  Lauzon

514 397-6736

Nathalie  Lavoie

418 649-5073

Serge Lebel

Partner, Lawyer and Administrateur de sociétés certifiés (ASC)

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Serge Lebel

418 692-4159

Émilie Leblanc

418 692-5535

André Lepage

Partner, Lawyer

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André Lepage

418 649-5487

514-397-5581

Maude Lépine

514 397-4617

Chloé Lépine

514 397-5574

Annie Mathieu

514 397-6735

Geneviève McLean

418 694-2920 #4357

Odette Nadon

Lawyer, Ad. E., Consulting Partner

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Odette Nadon

514 397-4635

Eric Orlup

Partner, Lawyer

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Eric Orlup

418 692-4139

Roseline Ouellette

514 397-6898

Eric Ouimet

Partner, Lawyer, FCIArb

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Eric Ouimet

514 397-6925

Claude Paquet

Partner, Lawyer

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Claude  Paquet

514 397-6907

Simon Pelletier

Partner, Lawyer, Engineer

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Simon Pelletier

514 397-6719

Mélissa Picher

418 692-5841

Nicole Platanitis

514 397-2613

Yannick Pomerleau

514 787-2878

Isabel Pouliot

418 692-4138

Gary Rivard

514 397-6838

Joseph-André Roy

418 649-5496

André Ryan

Partner, Lawyer

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André Ryan

514 397-6931

418 692-2422

Joel Scheuerman

Partner, Lawyer

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Joel Scheuerman

514 397-6862

514 248-5850

416 434-8677

403 463-5841

Bénédicte St-Gelais

418 649-5494

Julien Tricart

418 649-5641

Annie-Claude Trudeau

514 397-6863

Jules Turcotte

Partner, Lawyer

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Jules Turcotte

418 692-4547

François Valin

Partner, Lawyer

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François Valin

418 692-4505

Kevin Vincelette

514 397-6662

Mario Welsh

Managing Partner for the Québec office, Lawyer

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Mario Welsh

418 649-5473