Francis Arnaud Marcotte
Bar Admission 2016
Law degree, Université de Montréal (LLB)
DESS in Business Law, Université de Montréal
Master’s Degree in Business Law, Université de Montréal
Chinese Law Certificate, Chinese University of Political Science and Law (Beijing)
A Montreal lawyer, Francis works in commercial and civil litigation as well as real estate law.
He makes several representations before the courts, particularly in the context of injunctive proceedings, in addition to acting generally, both in defense and in demand, in litigation matters involving civil, commercial and real estate issues. He represents important players in the real estate industry as well as small real estate owners.
Francis is also a member of the Young Bar Association of Montreal and the Association of Law Graduates of the University of Montreal.
His rigor, professionalism and pragmatism make him a valued lawyer for his clients.
- Banking Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Debt Collection
- Hypothecary Recourse
- Real-Estate/Leasing Litigation
- Shareholder Disputes
In the course of my practice, I have successfully represented a leading real estate company in Quebec, as well as its President, in connection with "Norwich" type orders. I also represented a shopping centre owner in a commercial non-competition clause challenge against one of the largest food retailers in Quebec. Finally, I have on various occasions represented major property managers in injunctive proceedings in commercial lease matters.
Publications and Conferences
- The Validity and Contestation of Arbitration Clauses in Contracts of Adhesion: Some Order for the Public - Masters Supervised Work, 2018
- Challenging the Validity of Arbitration Clauses in Contracts of Adhesion: Presentation on the Notions and Analysis of their Difficult Coexistence - conference, 2018
I have been a director and secretary of the board of directors of the Fondation La Collecte since 2022. I am also a member of the Law graduate association at the Université de Montréal since 2019 and of the Young Bar of Montreal since 2016, in addition to having been a member of The french foundation Fondation Gouverneurs de la relève du Barreau du Québec (' Emerging Governors of the Quebec Bar') from 2019 to 2022.
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.
Appointment of new partners at Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur s.e.n.c.r.l.
Saint-Hyacinthe, january 16th 2023 – Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur announces two new partners effective january 1st, 2023. Following the partnership process and the recommendation of the nominating committee, TCJ has appointed a tax lawyer and, a first (…)
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