Areas of Law
- Business Law
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- Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Experience & CredentialsPositionPartnerAdmission DetailsAdmitted in 1965, QuebecLaw School AttendedMcGill University
Class of 1964
Bachelor of Civil LawUniversity AttendedMcGill University
Class of 1961
Bachelor of ArtsLanguagesEnglish, FrenchAssociations & Memberships
Member of the Quebec Bar
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Former president of the Lord Reading Law SocietyRepresentative CasesRepresentative Matters: Mergers and Acquisitions: Purchase and financing of an interest in a commercial and office strip-centre in Dorval, via the purchase of 50% of the outstanding shares of the corporation which owned the Centre. The selling shareholders had been feuding for several years. Purchase of the business of Grandma Emily, a manufacturer and distributor of health-oriented snacks, cereals and bars. Sale of a 50% interest in a home furnishings distribution business where one partner bought out the other partners after a 28-year relationship. Represented the shareholders of RCR International Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of weather stripping and insulation, with respect to the sale of the business to a US-based venture capital investor. Represented Gerald E. Morris, owner of Intalite Inc. / Simplex Ceilings, a leading manufacturer of custom metal ceilings, on the sale of the company to Armstrong World Industries Ltd. Represented the owners of an agency representing international chemical manufacturers on the sale of its business to a mid-cap corporation. Represented the owners of a real estate portfolio on the sale of the portfolio to various purchasers. Represented a majority shareholder of a retail frozen yogurt chain on acquiring the founder's equity in the company. Represented an employee/minority shareholder on a management buy-out of a 75% equity interest of an international construction cost consultant and project management services firm. Business Law: Cross-border investment in a liquefied natural gas project: - Acted as general counsel, with Martin Lord as tax counsel, for a California-based Hedge Fund that made a significant investment in a Quebec Limited Partnership that intends to develop, finance, construct and operate a facility to ship liquefied natural gas. The gas will be purchased from the US and Canada, converted into liquefied gas and shipped to markets that include Europe and Asia. Acts as general counsel to a major international manufacturer and distributor of health and dental products. Acts as general counsel to a major international manufacturer and distributor of vinyl coated fabrics to the marine, auto and consumer markets. Represented several accounting and architectural firms in preparing partnership agreements, conversion of general partnerships to limited partnerships or limited liability partnerships. Wills and Estates: Represented various beneficiaries under wills who had competing interests with other beneficiaries and successfully securing and realizing their claims. Family Dispute Resolution: Negotiated and resolved inter-generational disputes amongst family members of jointly owned corporations and other legal entities.