Barry H. Shapiro

Attorney in Montreal, QC
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.

Honors
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

Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

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

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.

Community Involvement

Governor 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
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Areas of Law

  • Business Law

     

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    Experience & Credentials

    Position

    Partner

    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

    Languages

    English, French

    Associations & Memberships

    Memberships/Affiliations

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

    Contact Information

    Phone

    (514) 393-4021

    Fax

    (514) 878-1865

    Email

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    Office Information
    Barry H. Shapiro
    Partner
     800, du Square Victoria, #4600,
    Montreal, QC H4Z 1H6
    Canada
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    Robinson Sheppard Shapiro L.L.P. (Montreal, Quebec)

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