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ERIC
Monfette

Title: lawyer, equity partner, managing partner, Bas-Saint-Laurent region Year of call: 1997

Expertise: business law

Eric Monfette holds a master’s of business administration (MBA) and practices mainly in commercial and corporate law, business financing, banking law, and bankruptcy and insolvency. He represents businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs in buying and selling companies and assets, completing mergers, and structuring and restructuring corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and trusts.

He also helps clients secure funding from public and private sector lenders. In addition, he has represented a number of financial institutions in recovery and security realization proceedings.

Eric is also active in many local organizations, including Fondation de l’Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR).

His fields of specialization include:

  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services

Assistant: Stéphanie Pineault

Expertise

  • Business law (agriculture and agrifood law, banking law, commercial law, corporate law, construction law, cooperative law, franchise law, fisheries law, real estate law (sale, acquisition, and leasing), bankruptcy and insolvency, trusts, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit organizations)

Education

  • M.B.A., Université Laval (2002)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (1996)
  • Certificate in Communications and Public Relations, Université Laval (1993)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rimouski) (1999 to present)
  • Pothier Delisle (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer, communications and public relations, Université Laval

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Fondation de l'Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
  • Former chairman, board of directors, Moisson Rimouski-Neigette
  • Former member, board of directors, Centre de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS) de Rimouski-Neigette
  • Former member, board of directors, Théâtre du Bic
  • Former chairman, board of directors, Rimouski Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Former vice chairman, board of directors, Rimouski Chamber of Commerce
  • Former member, board of directors, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Development of Ocean Mapping (CIDCO)
  • Former member, “Commerce and Service” Sectoral Table, Centre local de développement Rimouski-Neigette

Distinctions

  • Awarded the 2008 Young Professional Award by the Rimouski Young Chamber of Commerce
  • Lower St. Lawrence Junior Bar Association Award (2005)
  • Honor Roll, Université Laval Faculty of Administration Sciences