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Partner, Lawyer

Richard Epstein


Marzia Ieraci
514 397-6699,3532


25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

Richard Epstein co-leads BCF’s M&A practise and the firm’s Foreign Investments and International Growth group. He specializes in competition/antitrust law and foreign investment matters. Richard represents clients in a variety of transactions including international and local acquisitions, joint ventures and major engineering and construction projects. 

Known for his innate business sense, acumen and approach, Richard assists American and foreign businesses establish themselves in Canada and represents local clients in their transactions abroad. He is as comfortable working in New York and Tel Aviv as he is in Toronto and Montreal, where he successfully completes large-scale, long-term projects. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec (Quebec Bar), the Ontario Bar and the New York Bar. 

Richard is working on bringing back a major league baseball team to Montreal and in this capacity, he works tirelessly with stakeholders from the business community, different levels of government and top representatives in the sports and entertainment industry.

A member of BCF’s Board of Directors, Richard also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal.

  • Called to the Ontario Bar (1988)
  • Called to the New York Bar (1987)
  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (1987)
  • B.C.L., McGill University (1986)
  • LL.B., McGill University (1986)
  • B.B.A., École des Hautes Études Commerciales (Montreal) (1982)
  • Chambers and Partners, Canada (2018) - Notable practitioner in corporate and commercial law
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions: Acquiring a Business in Canada”

    March 2015

  • “Managing Private Equity Transactions Efficiently - Top 10 Suggestions”

  • “Negotiated Mergers and Acquisitions”

    LEXPERT Magazine

  • “An Overview of the United Nations Convention on contracts for the International Sale of Goods (The Vienna Convention)”

  • “Amendments to the Pre-Merger Notification Process”

    (collaboration), Competition Law Section conference paper, Canadian Bar Association

  • “Comparative Analysis of Legal Frameworks Pertaining to Exchange of Information and Mutual Assistance between Canada and U.S. Authorities”

    (collaboration), Competition Bureau (Canada)

  • March 25, 2015

    “Doing Deals in Quebec”, NECBC-AMCHAM Forging New England – Quebec Alliance, Boston

  • October 18, 2012

    “Antitrust and Foreign Investment Risk”, Annual Seminar for Lawyers Specializing in Securities Law

  • June 13, 2012

    “Shareholders’ Agreements”, RSM Richter Chamberland

  • February 1, 2012

    “Trade associations and issues under the Competition Act”, Association des Bannières et des Chaînes de Pharmacies du Québec (ABCPQ)

  • May 26, 2011

    “Earnout provisions in purchase and sale agreements” (with Marc-André Bélanger), Montreal chapter of Financial Executives International

  • March 31, 2011

    “Important Recent Developments in Business Law”, Ernst and Young

  • January 12, 2011

    “Competition Law Compliance”, to the sales representatives of a multinational corporation


    “Successfully Negotiating Business – Winning Strategies for Corporate Counsel”


    “Purchase and Sale Agreements”


    “An Overview of International Corporate Transactions”


    “Legal Aspects of Carrying on Business in the U.S.A.”


    “International Sale of Goods and Distribution Agreements”


    “Overview of the Competition Act”


    “Doing Business Abroad”

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  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)