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News of the Firm Aug 26, 2021

46 Lawyers of BCF Stand Out with 83 Recognitions in the 2022 Editions of Best Lawyers in Canada and Ones to Watch

The 2022 edition marks a significant growth in the number of professionals recognized for the excellence of their practice and the services rendered to their clients, with the addition of 10 newly ranked lawyers within the prestigious rankings.

The number of nominations earned, which has risen considerably over the past few years, demonstrates the depth of the firm’s expertise and its highly talented team. Indeed, these recognitions have jumped significantly, from 52 in 2021 to 83 in 2022, and in 28 different practice areas, as opposed to 21 in 2021.

In addition to being recognized since 2016 in Real Estate Law, Laurent Roy was named “Lawyer of the Year 2022” in Commercial Leasing Law, and Éric Orlup was named “Lawyer of the Year 2022” in Construction Law, a recognition added to the one for Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

Here are the 14 lawyers in BCF’s Quebec City office named in Best Lawyers in Canada and their field(s) of practice:

Here are the 27 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), and Corporate Law (new ranking)
  • Dominique Babin, Biotechnology Law (since 2021), Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (new ranking)
  • Anne-Frédérique Bourret, Environment Law (since 2018) and Administrative and Public Law (new ranking)
  • Michel Brisebois, Labour and Employment Law (since 2020)
  • Mario Charpentier, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2020), Corporate Law and Venture Capital Law (new ranking)
  • Jean-François Dagenais, Construction Law (since 2016)
  • Michel Décary, Ad. E., Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2006), Corporate Governance Practice (since 2008), Employment and Labour Law (since 2021) and Administrative and Public Law (new ranking)
  • Nicola Di Iorio, Ad. E., Labour and Employment Law (since 2014)
  • Richard Epstein, Corporate Law (since 2021)
  • Shaun E. Finn, Class Action Litigation and Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2020)
  • Mireille Fontaine, Technology Law (since 2013), Biotechnology Law (since 2015) and Venture Capital Law (new ranking)
  • Nathalie Gagnon, Venture Capital Law (since 2019), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2021) and Corporate Law (new ranking)
  • Bertrand Giroux, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law (since 2020) and Corporate and Commercial Litigation (new ranking)
  • Marc-André Godard, Tax Law (since 2020)
  • Pascal Lauzon, Entertainment Law (new ranking)
  • Julie Lessard, Immigration Law (since 2014)
  • Gino Martel, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions (new ranking)
  • Antonio Nadaira, Trusts and Estates (new ranking)
  • Eric Ouimet, Alternative Dispute Resolution (since 2021)
  • Simon Pelletier, Construction Law (since 2020)
  • Patrice Picard, Real Estate Law (since 2021) and Banking and Finance Law (new ranking)
  • Laurent Roy, Real Estate Law (since 2016) and Commercial Leasing Law (since 2021)
  • André Ryan, Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2020), Corporate Governance Practice and Class Action Litigation (since 2021), and Alternative Dispute Resolution (new ranking)
  • Sébastien Savage, Real Estate Law and Corporate Law (since 2019), and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (new ranking)
  • Martin Sills, Equipment Finance Law (since 2009), Asset-Based Lending Practice (since 2021), and Banking and Finance Law (new ranking)
  • Geneviève Vigneault, Corporate Law (new ranking)

Here are the 5 (emerging) lawyers named in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and their field of practice: 

  • Clara Berké, Immigration Law (new ranking)
  • Valérie Charpentier, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (new ranking)
  • Guillaume Giguère, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (new ranking)
  • Gaëlle Obadia, Corporate and Commercial Litigation (new ranking)
  • Isabel Pouliot, Director and Officer Liability Practice (new ranking)

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe

About BCF Business Law

With close to 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 14th 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

For additional information on the news release or to request an interview, please contact:
Sarah Mitchell, Chief Marketing, Communications and Market Strategy Officer
T. +1 514 397-6928 | C. +1 514 969-4032 | sarah.mitchell@bcf.ca