Lavery Lawyers

Legal Services | Quebec, Canada
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Cité du Parc 95 Jacques Cartier Blvd. South | Suite 200 | Sherbrooke | Quebec | J1J 2Z3 | Canada

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André Vautour




Lavery is a major full-service law firm of more than 200 lawyers and the leading independent law firm in Quebec. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services to regional, national and multinational corporations; financial institutions; and government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations. It also has an extensive practice in advising other Canadian and foreign law firms on matters of Quebec law.

Lavery has developed strong ties with law firms and other professional firms across Canada, the United States and worldwide, thereby enabling us to assist our clients to develop opportunities outside Quebec. The firm is a member of the World Services Group, a global non-profit association with membership by invitation only, consisting of large local, national and international professional services providers in over 115 countries.

Lawyers Worldwide: 318


Areas of Practice


Legal Counsel

Hubert  Pepin

Hubert Pepin



Souad  Berrada

Souad Berrada

Michelle  Croteau

Michelle Croteau

Joanie  Hébert

Joanie Hébert

Notaire principale
Lysa  Laramée

Lysa Laramée

Francis  Lavigne

Francis Lavigne

Senior Notary
Linda  Lupien

Linda Lupien

Marie-Jade  Marceau

Marie-Jade Marceau

Miriane  Paquin

Miriane Paquin

Katy  Pelletier

Katy Pelletier

Xavier  Piette

Xavier Piette

Annie  Pouliot

Annie Pouliot

Marie-Andrée  Truchon

Marie-Andrée Truchon

Notaire principale
Kiran  Younas

Kiran Younas



The Government of Canada extends the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for an additional year

On March 28, 2024, the Department of Finance Canada announced a one-year extension to the 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (?METC?) available to investors in flow-through shares. The extension means that the METC will be effective until March 31, 2025. This announcement came at a time when uncertainty loomed over the industry and some stakeholders feared that the government would not renew the METC. Over time, this tax credit has become a key component of flow-through share financings. It is intended to enhance the tax deductions already available to flow-through share holders and ultimately help companies raise capital for mineral exploration...

New provisions governing disguised expropriation in the Act respecting land use planning and development: Impact of the declaratory effect on municipalities and owners of immovables, and overview of t

On December 6, 2023, an amendment to the Act to amend the Act respecting municipal taxation and other legislative provisions1(?Bill 39?)was adopted during a clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 39 in parliamentary committee. Two days later, the Bill received assent. This amendment introduced new provisions to circumscribe the circumstances in which a municipality?s use of one of its powers may be considered disguised expropriation,

Lavery celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

This year, the World Intellectual Property Day theme is "Women and Intellectual Property: Accelerating innovation and creativity". Therefore, Lavery is pleased to recognize the contribution of a female inventor. Women face significant barriers in the patent and telecommunications sectors, where under-representation and gender bias are unfortunately common. In the field of patent application drafting, women represent only 12% of inventors, while in telecommunications, only a quarter of professional positions are held by women. In spite of this situation, pioneers like Lila Madour are making significant contributions to their fields, overcoming these challenges with determination and skill...

Lavery Assists Premier Parks LLC in the Purchase of Calypso-Valcartier Group’s Shares

Calypso-Valcartier Group recently announced the sale of all of the shares of its two amusement parks, Village Vacances Valcartier located near Quebec City and Calypso, near Ottawa, and more specifically of the shares of the two parks’ operating corporations and their asset holding corporations. The assets of the two parks are now indirectly owned by EPR Properties, and they are operated by a Canadian subsidiary of Premier Parks, LLC. Our partners, André Vautour and France Camille De Mers, and their team assisted Premier Parks LLC in the due diligence of the parks’ assets and operations...

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