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News of the Firm Aug 25, 2022

43 BCF Professionals Stand Out with 78 Nominations in the 2023 Editions of Best Lawyers in Canada and Ones to Watch

With a significant number of professionals ranked for the excellence of their practice, BCF stands out once again this year as a leader in 29 different practice areas.

These recognitions have been growing steadily over the past few years and are a solid testament to the firm’s reputation and highly talented team.

Besides being recognized since 2021 in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Jules Turcotte is named “Lawyer of the Year 2023” in the same category. André Ryan is also named “Lawyer of the Year 2023” in the Alternative Dispute Resolution category, in addition to his nominations in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability Practice, Class Action Litigation and Corporate Governance Practice.

HERE ARE THE 15 LAWYERS IN BCF’S QUÉBEC CITY OFFICE NAMED IN BEST LAWYERS IN CANADA AND THEIR FIELD(S) OF PRACTICE:

HERE ARE THE 24 PROFESSIONALS IN BCF’S MONTRÉAL OFFICE NAMED IN BEST LAWYERS IN CANADA AND THEIR FIELD(S) OF PRACTICE:

  • Elsa Agostinho, Immigration Law (since 2018)
  • Pierre T. Allard, Tax Law (since 2017), Trusts and Estates (since 2020), and Corporate Law (since 2022)
  • Dominique Babin, Biotechnology Law (since 2021), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2022), and International Trade and Finance Law (new ranking)
  • Anne-Frédérique Bourret, Environmental Law (since 2018) and Administrative and Public Law (since 2022)
  • Michel Brisebois, Labour and Employment Law (since 2020)
  • Mario Charpentier, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2020), Corporate Law, and Venture Capital Law (since 2022)
  • Jean-François Dagenais, Construction Law (since 2016)
  • Michel Décary, Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2006), Corporate Governance Practice (since 2008), Employment and Labour Law (since 2021), and Administrative and Public Law (since 2022)
  • Richard Epstein, Corporate Law (since 2021)
  • Shaun E. Finn, Class Action Litigation (since 2020) and Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2021)
  • Mireille Fontaine, Biotechnology Law (since 2015) and Venture Capital Law (since 2022)
  • Nathalie Gagnon, Venture Capital Law (since 2019), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2021), and Corporate Law (since 2022)
  • Marc-André Godard, Tax Law (since 2020)
  • Pascal Lauzon, Entertainment Law (since 2022)
  • Julie Lessard, Immigration Law (since 2014)
  • Gino Martel, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions (since 2022)
  • Antonio Nadaira, Trusts and Estates (since 2022)
  • Eric Ouimet, Alternative Dispute Resolution (since 2021)
  • Simon Pelletier, Construction Law (since 2020) and Municipal Law (new ranking)
  • Patrice Picard, Real Estate Law (since 2021) and Banking and Finance Law (since 2022)
  • Laurent Roy, Real Estate Law (since 2016) and Commercial Leasing Law (since 2021)
  • André Ryan, Corporate and Commercial Litigation (since 2020), Corporate Governance Practice, Class Action Litigation (since 2021), Alternative Dispute Resolution (since 2022), and Director and Officer Liability Practice (new ranking)
  • Martin Sills, Equipment Finance Law (since 2009), Asset-Based Lending Practice (since 2021), and Banking and Finance Law (since 2022)
  • Geneviève Vigneault, Corporate Law (since 2022)

HERE ARE THE 4 emerging BCF LAWYERS NAMED IN ONES TO WATCH AND THEIR FIELD(S) OF PRACTICE:

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 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 15th 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