Bar Admission 1990
Law degree, Université Laval (LLB)
A lawyer at our Quebec City office, Marie-Élaine specializes in commercial litigation, debt collection, realization of security interests, bankruptcy and insolvency, as well as financial restructuring.Read more
She represents a wide range of clients, from small and medium-sized businesses to financial institutions and multinationals, as well as trustees in bankruptcy. She appears before all Quebec courts and in matters of private commercial arbitrations, in both English and French.
Marie-Élaine taught Civil Procedure, Priority and Hypothecary Law and Court Representation for 16 years at the École professionnelle du Barreau de Québec, and has been demonstrating, for several years, at the Séminaire de techniques de Plaidoiries at the Universités de Sherbrooke and Moncton.
She also spent two years on the Quebec Bar's Liaison Committee with the Superior Court.
- Commercial Litigation
- Debt Collection
Although pleading for my clients has been a passion of mine for over 30 years, I'm still very aware of the time and cost involved in litigation. I'm constantly on the lookout for a negotiated, satisfactory and rapid solution.
I've been aware of the diabetic cause for many years, as several members of my close circle are affected by this disease. That's why I became involved as a member of the board of directors of Diabetics of Quebec.
January 1st, 2024 : Increase in official Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) fees - The countdown has begun
To reduce its structural deficit, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has decided to increase most of its official fees for patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, geographical indications, official marks, and integrated (…)
Labour and Employment
An admitted fault is half forgiven
On January 2nd, 2023, an arbitrator confirmed that soliciting colleagues to participate in a pyramid scheme and lying to his employer on the matter constitutes sufficient grounds to justify the dismissal of an employee.
New Year… new rules for Quebec enterprises in terms of corporate transparency!
The Act mainly to improve the transparency of enterprises, also known as Bill 78 (SLQ 2021, c 19) ("Bill 78") which was given assent on June 8, 2021 will finally come into force on March 31, 2023.
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