Barry H. Shapiro

Attorney in Montreal, QC
Barry H. Shapiro was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1940. Barry is the son of Joseph Shapiro, one of the founders of RSS in 1921. He is a partner and a senior member of the firm's Business law group. He is frequently called upon to advise clients on various issues relating to their business, including the management and protection of their assets.

The principal fields of practice for Barry include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and trusts and testamentary law.

Barry has been cited by Martindale-Hubbell as one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the practice of business law.

Barry is listed in the 2013 and 2014 Best Lawyers International in Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds Law and Trusts and Estates, as acknowledged by his peers and colleagues.


Community Involvement
•Trustee of The Sir Mortimer B Davis - Jewish General Hospital Foundation
•Former President of Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Montreal
•Former Vice-President of Federation CJA
•Former Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the Donald Berman Maimonides Foundation
•Former Board member of the Saidye Bronfman centre for Performing Arts
•Governor of the Foundation of the Bar of Quebec

Barry is a great enthusiast of classical music, ballet and opera.

He worships nature, fresh air and his family, including his 8 grandchildren.

Quote / Motto
As with music, Barry is always ready to listen carefully to his clients who seek out his counsel. His ability to listen to their needs and protect their interests has allowed him to serve several first, second and third generation members of the same family. Barry offers them pragmatic legal and business counsel and is extremely empathetic to their needs and concerns.

(514) 393-4021
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    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

    Associations & Memberships


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

    Contact Information


    (514) 393-4021


    (514) 878-1865


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    Barry H. Shapiro
     800, du Square Victoria, #4600,
    Montreal, QC H4Z 1H6

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

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