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News of the Firm Aug 27, 2020

36 Lawyers of BCF Stand Out with 52 Nominations in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

The 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada marks a significant growth in the number of professionals recognized for the excellence of their practice, with the addition of 11 lawyers newly ranked in the prestigious directory.

This recognition reflects the growing reputation of the firm and its highly talented team. Nominations have doubled in one year, jumping from 26 in 2020 to 52 in 2021 for a total of 21 recognized practice areas. The addition of 6 new recognized practice areas also represents a remarkable step forward since the last edition.

In addition to being recognized in the directory since 2006, Consulting Partner Michel Décary, Ad. E. also received the Lawyer of the Year 2021 award in Corporate Governance Practice in Montreal.


Here are the 26 lawyers in BCF’s Montreal office named in the directory and their field(s) of practice:

  • Elsa Agostinho, Immigration Law (since 2018) 
  • Pierre T. Allard, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates (since 2017) 
  • Jocelyn Auger, Information Technology Law (new ranking)
  • Dominique Babin, Biotechnology Law (new ranking)
  • Anne-Frédérique Bourret, Environmental Law (since 2018)
  • Michel Brisebois, Labour and Employment Law (since 2020)
  • Mario Charpentier, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2020) 
  • Jean-François Dagenais, Construction Law (since 2016)
  • Michel Décary, Ad. E., Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Labour and Employment Law (since 2006)
  • Nicola Di Iorio, Ad. E., Labour and Employment Law (since 2014) 
  • Richard Epstein, Corporate Law (new ranking)
  • Shaun E. Finn, Class Action Litigation and Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2020)
  • Mireille Fontaine, Biotechnology Law and Technology Law (since 2013)
  • Nathalie Gagnon, Venture Capital Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2019)
  • Bertrand Giroux, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law (since 2020) 
  • Marc-André Godard, Tax Law (since 2020) 
  • Julie Lessard, Immigration Law (since 2014) 
  • Eric Ouimet, Alternative Dispute Resolution (new ranking)
  • Simon Pelletier, Construction Law (since 2020)
  • Patrice Picard, Real Estate Law (new ranking)
  • Guy Rouleau, Information Technology Law (new ranking)
  • Laurent Roy, Real Estate Law and Commercial Leasing Law (since 2016)
  • André Ryan, Corporate Governance Practice, Class Action Litigation and Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2020) 
  • Sébastien Savage, Real Estate Law and Corporate Law (since 2019)
  • Martin Sills, Asset-Based Lending Practice and Equipment Finance Law (since 2009) 
  • Guy Tremblay, Ad. E., Alternative Dispute Resolution and Labour and Employment Law (since 2006) 


Best Lawyers is the world’s oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has been helping those in need of legal services identify the best qualified lawyers to represent them in remote jurisdictions or in unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers rankings are published in leading local, regional and national publications around the world.

About BCF Business Law

With more than 500 employees, including 300 professionals, BCF Business Law is the go-to firm for business leaders, growing companies, and well-established global enterprises who have chosen Québec and Canada as a stepping stone for their growth and success. Setting us apart from the competition, our entrepreneurship has led us to earn Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 16th year in a row.

BCF understands its clients’ commercial activities and is well-positioned to partner with organisations, from ambitious start-ups to well-established public and private companies, investment bankers, venture capital and private equity firms. Our team helps turn clients’ dreams into viable and innovative businesses by providing pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions. Striving for excellence, BCF has earned the trust of companies in all sectors of activity in Quebec, throughout Canada and elsewhere in the world.

Media contact

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