Barry H. Shapiro

Barry H. Shapiro (Montreal, Quebec)

Barry H. Shapiro

Attorney in Montreal, QU
A partner and senior member of the firm's Business Law group, Barry H. Shapiro is frequently asked to advise clients on various matters relating to their businesses or personal estate planning.

Barry's main areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, business and corporate law, real estate, and wills and estates.

Representative 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.


Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, for ethical standards and legal ability

Rated since 2012 in Best Lawyers in Canada, under Corporate Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Private Funds Law and Trusts and Estates

Community Involvement

Governor Emeritus of the Fondation du Barreau du Quebec

Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital Foundation (trustee)

Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Montreal (past president)

Lord Reading Law Society (past president)

Federation CJA (past vice-president and board member)

Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre Foundation (former vice-president and member of the board of directors)

Segal Centre for Performing Arts, previously known as the Saidye-Bronfman Centre (past director and former board member)

(514) 393-4021 (514) 393-4021
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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Business Law

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Admission Details
Admitted in 1965, Quebec
Law School Attended
McGill University
Class of 1964
Bachelor of Civil Law
University Attended
McGill University
Class of 1961
Bachelor of Arts
English, French
Associations & Memberships


Member of the Quebec Bar
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Former president of the Lord Reading Law Society

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Robinson Sheppard Shapiro L.L.P.
800, du Square Victoria, #4600,
Montreal, QU H4Z 1H6
(514) 393-4021
(514) 878-1865
Office Information
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Barry H. Shapiro
Robinson Sheppard Shapiro L.L.P.
800, du Square Victoria, #4600,
Montreal, QU H4Z 1H6

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro L.L.P. (Montreal, Quebec)