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Gerald Stotland

Gerald Stotland



  • Family Law, Personal Law and Estate Law
  • Family, Personal and Estate
  • Mediation and Arbitration

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Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada



Gerald Stotland practises law in both Québec and Ontario. His practice covers all aspects of family law. He frequently acts as a legal advisor to other lawyers and accountants to resolve family law issues relating to the financial planning of both businesses and individuals.

Mr. Stotland is recognized internationally by his peers and by the Québec judiciary as a skillful strategist and pleader, particularly for having successfully argued a number of high-profile cases.

He has authored several articles for the Quebec Bar's Continuing Education Program, the Canadian Family Law Quarterly, the American Journal of Family Law and Evidence in Family Law (Canada).

He lectures frequently for the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, the Bar of Montréal, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (Québec), The Canadian Institute, the American Bar Association, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the National Judicial Institute, the National Family Law Program, the Lord Reading Law Society, the Accountants Study Group, and the Law Society of Ontario.

Mr. Stotland has been steadfast in his support of the legal profession through his work on behalf of the Montréal Bar and the Quebec Bar both as a member of council and chair of several committees.

Professional and community activities

  • Former president of the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Former president of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Canadian Chapter
  • Former member of the Ethics Committee of the Jewish General Hospital
  • Former President of the Family Law Section (Québec Branch) of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Former member of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Ville-Marie Social Services Centre
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Summit School
  • Former chair of the Judicial Compensation Committee, Canadian Bar Association


  • Certified mediator


  • Family Mediation Training (Florida) 2011
  • National Federation of Law Societies, LL.B. equivalent, 1998
  • LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1970
  • B.A., Sir George Williams University, 1967
  • Certificate in Family Law Arbitration, University of Waterloo 
Areas of Practice

Family Law, Personal Law and Estate Law | Family, Personal and Estate | Mediation and Arbitration

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Law Society of Upper Canada (since 1998)
Bar of Quebec City
Canadian Bar Association
Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec
Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Family Law Roundtable (USA)

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020


  • Representing the Professional Athlete in a Family Law Dispute
  • A Marriage Contract: For the Optimal Planning of a Second Marriage
  • Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 5

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