I am convinced that Quebec’s future is in the hands of its entrepreneurial base. That is one of the reasons why working with entrepreneurs motivates me so much – the other being that entrepreneurs are determined, intelligent and profoundly interesting people! I work primarily with businesses that have made rapid progress and now need to manage their growth, particularly where financing, relations among shareholders, contracts with their customers and major suppliers and the protection of their intellectual property are concerned. I also help young businesses that want to strategically consolidate their position in the market by acquiring competitors and entering into joint ventures early in their corporate life. I like to think that my added-value sits not only on thorough legal advice but also extends to participating in strategic decision-making.
Through serving on the board of directors of small and mid-sized businesses since my university’ studies, I quickly became interested in the corporate world and the range of possibilities it offers. I closely follow what young Quebec entrepreneurs are doing and what is being done for them. In the course of my practice I have served a number of entrepreneurs in various lines of business by finding creative ways to avoid future problems and optimum solutions for solving those that arise.
I am fascinated with inventions and new technologies. My practice gives me the opportunity to collaborate with creative and dynamic entrepreneurs on bringing their projects to fruition, which often involves managing their relationships with customers, suppliers, investors and other business partners.
I enjoy contributing to the development of my clients’ entrepreneurial projects, not only on the legal level, but regarding other aspects as well, such as marketing, long-term strategy, human resources management, etc. In my spare time I enjoy Ultimate Frisbee, cycling and camping. I also keep a blog on subjects of interest to entrepreneurs on the website conseiller-juridique.ca.
A keen observer and a good listener, my priority is helping entrepreneurs successfully establish a business in keeping with their profile. My experience as a litigator allows me to anticipate the potential conflicts that start-ups may face. Having worked with many construction contractors, my approach is predicated primarily on prevention, particularly when it comes to drafting agreements and providing in-house training to employees. A lover of team sports, I believe that collaboration and determination are the keys to ensuring that promising young businesses succeed!
An avid skier and mountain-biker, I am always ready for new challenges that force me to leave my comfort zone. Possessed of a strong entrepreneurial streak, I work on a daily basis with a clientele composed primarily of start-ups and SMBs, which gives me the opportunity to collaborate directly with entrepreneurs and gain in-depth understanding of their needs.
With a keen interest in new technologies and innovative enterprises, my practice focuses primarily on technology law and commercial litigation.
An avid traveler and fisherman in my spare time, my other passion is business law, particularly as it relates to early-stage businesses, for which I strive to find solutions tailored to the needs of start-ups and SMBs. With my extensive experience in corporate financing for non-reporting issuers and the purchase and sale of businesses, I am able to advise and assist entrepreneurs in all stages of their projects.