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Me Thomas Desbiens

Business law and strategic counsel

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514 827-6311
tdesbiens@dsllegal.com

Me Thomas Desbiens

Business law and strategic counsel

Thomas advises and supports his clients in connection with financing transactions, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, real estate leases, complex commercial contracts (technology transfers, product marketing) and corporate reorganizations, particularly in the fields of industrial technology, retail and manufacturing, and entertainment.

Over the course of his career, he has acted as an external and internal adviser to the management teams and boards of directors of his clients, and has consequently developed a particular expertise allowing him to appreciate the perspectives and operational realities of the companies he advises as well as a 360 vision of the issues affecting his clients.

Thomas has extensive international experience gathered from leading transactions on behalf of clients or counterparties located in the United States, Europe, Asia and Oceania. This has enabled him to develop an in-depth understanding of the legal and cultural realities specific to these jurisdictions.

Thomas also has particular expertise in corporate governance, having sat on and advised the boards of directors of private and public companies in Canada and the United States.

Training

Québec Bar (1994)

University of Ottawa LL.L. (1993)

Me François Senécal

Business Law, Intellectual Property And Advertising Law And Strategic Counsel

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514 317-5573
fsenecal@dsllegal.com

Me François Senécal

Business Law, Intellectual Property And Advertising Law And Strategic Counsel

François Senécal has over thiry years of expertise in commercial and corporate law, mainly with small and medium-sized companies. He advises companies and entrepreneurs in the management of their day-to-day business as well as in matters of strategy and transactions. François also represents a number of well-known advertising and communications agencies, both with respect to industry-specific issues and general business and corporate matters.

François is a member of the University Club of Montréal and serves on its board of directors.

Training

Québec Bar (1991)

Université de Montréal, LL.B. (1990)

Trent University, Bachelor of Philosophy (1986)

Me Audrey Veronneau

Business Law

Audrey Veronneau joined the team as an articling student and is now working as a lawyer in our firm. She obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law at University of Montreal in 2017. She has since completed her professional training with the Quebec Bar in January 2018.

As a lawyer, Audrey works primarily in the fields of business, corporate and transactional law. She is involved in the drafting of contracts and shareholder agreements as well as in the incorporation, acquisition and business reorganization.

Throughout her academic studies, Audrey has completed an internship with a Court of Quebec judge and has obtained a certificate from the China University of Political Science & Law. During her studies, Audrey has been involved in the student community.

Training

Quebec Bar (2018)

UdeM (2017)

Contact information

514 317-6617
alegault@dsllegal.com

Me Alexandre Legault

Lawyer

Alexandre joined our team as a lawyer after starting his career in another firm located in Montreal. He obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Ottawa in 2019 and subsequently completed his professional training with the Quebec Bar in January 2020.

His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, including sale or acquisition transactions, shareholder relations, financing through institutional or private investors and various types of commercial contracts.

Alexandre advises companies of all sizes, from start-ups to larger corporations, and has a particular interest in the technology and manufacturing field.

Kathryn Varacalli

Paralegal

Julie Lacroix

Financial Director

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Julie Lacroix

Financial Director

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