Bar Admission 1994
Law degree, Université de Sherbrooke (LLB)
Lawyer, François is a partner of the firm since 1999, he is also director of Saint-Hyacinthe and Montérégie. Recognized for his practice in disciplinary and professional law, he advises and represents professional orders and self-regulating organizations. He frequently speaks at the Colloque du Forum des syndics, organized by the Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec, and he also teaches ethics, professional standards and professional practice at the Quebec Bar School.
François is co-director of the firm’s municipal law department and represents municipalities in different matters. He has developed a special expertise in the area of preserving agricultural land, and advises and represents individuals, businesses and municipalities in this regard. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences on this subject.
For several years, he served on the revision committee of the Quebec Bar Association and on the Bar Journal Committee (Revue du Barreau).
His diligence and attention to detail are a reflection of his passion for excellence, which is a source of inspiration to his colleagues. A powerful litigator, François can break down complex problems and present them in simpler components, and in so doing propose solutions that no one can disregard.
- Administrative Law
- Agricultural Land Protection
- Agricultural Law
- Disciplinary Law
- Municipal Law
- Professional Law
- Real Estate Law
- Urban Planning
Excellence, diligence and integrity are values that form the basis of my practice. Regardless of the matter, I am always forthright with my clients and attack the real issues. This philosophy is the reason why both private and institutional clients and decision-makers have confidence in my work.
We are among the privileged in society and so we have a duty to put our talents and time to good use in the numerous organizations that need our help. I am particularly moved by causes that involve sports and young people.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
End of controversy over section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
The court of appeal ends controversy in connection with the appointment of a receiver under section 243 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Business, Commercial and Corporate
Amendments to the Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises - Corporate Transparency at the Heart of Priorities
Amendments to the Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises aimed at promoting corporate transparency and the reliability of the information presented which came into force on March 17th, 2020.
Changes to Travel Restrictions for Immediate Family Members of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a new announcement on June 8th, 2020, regarding the reunification of Canadian citizens and permanent residents as well as their immediate families.
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