Full-Service Law Firm in Quebec, Canada
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Law Firm OverviewCain Lamarre Casgrain Wells is a well-established law firm built on solid guiding principles and a broad and ever-expanding vision that seeks to do more, strive harder, and look just a bit farther. Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells was founded on a unique model that values people above all else. We make it our duty to be true partners to our clients and grow alongside them.
With our rich history, desire to grow and excel, and presence across Quebec, we hold fast to our mission of delivering first-rate legal services that are readily accessible wherever you are in the province.
Our Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells legal professionals are present in every region of Quebec, which means they’re always there when and where you need them, ready and willing to meet all your legal needs.
And because our experts are familiar with the ins and outs of your industry or sector and are committed to your success, they’re also found exactly where you are-right at your company or institution, where they work in partnership with you wherever you are so you can get to wherever you want to go.
Year this Office was Established: 1999
Languages: French, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Constitutional; Expropriations; International Affairs; Liability and Insurance; Native Affairs.
Areas of Law Description
Our law practice includes:
Administrative law deals specifically with the relationships between businesses and individuals on the one hand and government agencies and officials on the other. Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, through its professionals active in this area of specialty, represents its clients before all administrative tribunals, commissions, and boards and provides valuable support and assistance to clients submitting briefs, tabling private bills, or making other presentations to parliamentary commissions and committees and to the government and the National Assembly.
- Banking and Finance
At Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, our legal experts have developed expertise in banking and financial services over the years by acting as legal advisors to financial institutions, venture capital firms, investment funds, and public and private sector borrowers. We serve a diverse clientele that values our have proven expertise, efficiency, and ready availability.
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency
The ranks of Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells include attorneys who have developed special expertise in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Whatever your needs, our professionals can provide valuable advice and guidance. They have an in-depth understanding of federal legislation governing bankruptcies, insolvency, composition with creditors, and the field of securities and possess a keen grasp of the Canadian Income Tax Act and Quebec’s Act respecting the Ministère du Revenu with regard to the priorities of the Crown.
- Commercial and Corporate Affairs
With the expertise of dozens of seasoned and committed attorneys devoted to promoting the growth and economic vigor of our clients—corporations and entrepreneurs alike—Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells has made a name for itself in commercial and corporate affairs.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells boasts nearly 120 professionals active in every field of law, including a core of attorneys who have developed extensive expertise in constitutional law over the years, notably in matters of rights and freedoms. They put this knowledge to good use helping corporate and government clients as today’s constitutional structures change and evolve.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells provides highly qualified services in construction and engineering law. Our legal professionals boast extensive experience in this field and can provide assistance on a number of fronts. They can prepare and contest construction claims, prepare legally compliant quotes, draft construction contracts, assess invitations to tender procedures, and handle cases dealing with hidden defects, liability of construction professionals, and compliance with the bylaws of the industry’s various professional bodies.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells is proud to count among its legal experts a number of seasoned professionals dedicated to the field of environmental law. In Quebec, this area of expertise is based largely on the Environment Quality Act R.S.Q. c. Q-2 which, as its name suggests, governs the quality of the environment and, in so doing, bans pollution.
- Ethics and Discipline
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells has developed recognized expertise in the specialized field of ethics and discipline. Our attorneys rely on their solid experience to serve a wide range of clients, representing them before various courts, including the disciplinary committees of professional orders and Comité de déontologie policière du Québec, and before disciplinary authorities in the financial world such as Autorité des marchés financiers, Chambre de la sécurité financière, the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA), and Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec (ACAIQ).
Some of our legal professionals at Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells have developed specific expertise in expropriations and are well versed in this sensitive procedure that touches on of the fundamental tenets of our society—the right of ownership. Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the laws that authorize expropriation and are fully equipped to assist municipalities and public institutions seeking to initiate expropriation proceedings.
- Health and Social Services
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells is recognized across Quebec for its work and expertise in health and social services. This means you benefit from the best possible legal services provided by lawyers with a thorough understanding of your field and a commitment to achieving a successful outcome for you.
- Intellectual Property
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells has a team available specializing in intellectual property and information technology. To deal with all your needs, these same legal practitioners also have experience in business law, such as company law, corporate and commercial law, corporate finance, competition law, international law, and litigation.
- International Affairs
At Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, our mission has always been to remain attuned to the diverse needs of our clients and play a proactive role as their business partner. With the growing needs of our clients already active in foreign markets and of those seeking to position themselves in new markets outside Quebec, it was a logical step to set up an international affairs section within our firm.
- Labor and Employment
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells is one of the leading firms in Quebec in the area of labor and employment law, not only for the number and size of cases we handle, but also for the number of lawyers we have dedicated to this area of expertise. Our labor and employment law team includes more than 30 lawyers spread throughout our offices.
- Liability and Insurance
With their expertise in liability and insurance, the legal professionals at Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells can act on your behalf in every facet of this vast area of expertise. Some of the many aspects on which we are consulted on a daily basis by insurance companies and other businesses include property and personal insurance, insurance contract formation and rescission, and coverage amounts and requirements, as well as civil, medical, manufacturer, principal, and government liability.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells has forged a highly enviable reputation in civil and commercial litigation. Indeed, a number of our attorneys are members of the eminent American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious institution that certifies only the very best trial lawyers in Canada and the United States.
- Mediation and Arbitration
In many cases, the legal system is not the ideal place to solve disputes, particularly given the cost and time involved. At Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, whenever possible we turn to alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration to simplify the settlement of disputes and serve the interests of our clients in the best possible way.
Municipal law is an area of expertise of special importance at Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells since it is a flagship sector for which we boast a dedicated team of highly seasoned legal officers. Since the only powers Quebec municipalities have are those conferred on them by the legislators, our attorneys working in this field have to deal with a number of special laws.
- Native Affairs
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells boasts the expertise of over one hundred professionals active in every sector of the economy, and a seasoned team devoted specifically to working with band councils, businesses, and other institutions and organizations in native communities. Our attorneys are firmly rooted and active in communities all across Quebec.
- Real Estate
The real estate law experts at Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells possess wide-ranging expertise to meet all your real estate needs. They can assist and counsel you in your real estate purchasing, sales, or mortgage financing transactions. We also have a team of seasoned notaries to finalize your transactions.
At Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, we have recognized expertise in the area of securities. Our clients regularly come to us for the in-depth knowledge of our professionals, who can plan and implement various types of transactions involving securities or corporate financing.
Taxation is a multifaceted, often complex world with an undeniable impact on the life and growth of companies, institutions, and organizations. With their perfect mastery of the complexities of taxation and the repercussions certain actions can have on it, our team of seasoned tax lawyers is ideally positioned to advise our business clients on every aspect of the field.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells boasts an enviable reputation for its expertise in transportation law due in large part to its team of seasoned professionals dedicated solely to this particular area of expertise. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the transportation industry since it is their daily world, and they fully master its many legal and regulatory complexities in Quebec, across Canada, and around the world.
- Family and Personal
When spouses or common-law partners break up, it upsets the family balance, inevitably triggering a whole range of emotions and changes that impact every member of the family. These are delicate situations, and talking about them is not always easy. We make a point of creating an environment of trust and remaining strictly objective as we guide you through this important stage in your life.
The rise in immigration and emigration has led a number of our attorneys to develop special expertise in this field. Among the services we provide are customized solutions for individuals, including guidance with regard to work permits, student visas, temporary resident visas, permanent resident status, and citizenship.
- Wills and Estates
Are you a young couple or a step family preparing to make a joint commitment by purchasing a house or having a baby? Or perhaps you’re on the brink of your eagerly awaited retirement. You have loved ones and an estate you want to protect and pass on. The team of notaries at Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells is qualified and ready to guide you through the decision-making process.
- Other Areas of Expertise
The areas of expertise described in detail are those in which our legal professionals are most active. If you require legal services in another area of expertise, rest assured that we can help you. Please contact us so we can refer you to a legal professional whose profile matches your specific needs.
Mr. François Bérubé
Business and Industry, Construction Law, Employment, Health Care and Social, Insurance
Yvan Bujold, CRIA
Employment, Health Care and Social, Insurance, Litigation
Mr. Pierre Lévesque
Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Business and Industry
Eric Monfette, M.B.A.
Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy, Business and Industry
Mr. Patrick Blouin
Business and Industry
Ms. Isabel Côté
Family Law, Litigation
Mr. Jérôme Dufour-Gallant
Business and Industry, Estate Planning, Litigation
Ms. Marie-Claude Goulet
Insurance, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Personal Injury
Mr. Olivier Hébert
Employment, Health Care and Social, Insurance, Litigation, Personal Injury
Ms. Marie-Claude Lambert
Family Law, Insurance, Litigation, Personal Injury
- Barreau du Québec
- State Capital Group Legal
- Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec
- Association des Centres Jeunesse du Quebec
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