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GINA
Doucet

Title: lawyer, equity partner, managing partner of Cain Lamarre Year of call: 1989

Expertise: business law

National managing partner Gina Doucet has over 25 years’ experience in business law. She counsels and advises her clients in their business operations and strategic initiatives. Her clients include small businesses, venture capital firms, and Aboriginal band councils, along with business owners and aspiring business owners in the case of business transfers.

Gina draws on her experience, listening skills, and creativity to develop and implement practical, cost-effective solutions for her clients. Her services include helping clients with complex startups and offering them legal, business, and strategic advice in dealing with business and financial partners and with regulatory authorities. She also guides clients through reorganizations, acquisitions, sales, and mergers and the transfer and commercialization of innovation and know-how. She provides support to directors, shareholders, and executives of businesses and organizations and aids with governance issues and succession planning.

Her clients are primarily active in:

  • Development and use of energy and natural resources, specifically wind energy, hydroelectricity, and forests
  • Telecommunications
  • Product distribution
  • Car dealerships
  • Manufacturing
  • Service providers

Assistant: Marie-Eve Miousse

Other titles

  • Member, Cain Lamarre board of directors
  • Chair, Cain Lamarre executive committee
  • Civil and commercial mediator

Expertise

  • Business law

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1987)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay and Quebec City) (1988 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Training on commercialization of technological innovations for the Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation du Québec (MDEIE)
  • Former instructor, M.A. in SME Management, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Former instructor, public offerings, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Former instructor, commercial law, purchasing, and marketing, Cégep de Chicoutimi
  • Various lectures on commercial law, intellectual property, real estate, and exportation to various organizations and audiences

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Jonquière
  • Chair, human resources committee, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Jonquière
  • Member, governance and ethics committee, Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Jonquière
  • Member, advisory committee, Conseil régional de prévention de l'abandon scolaire (CRÉPAS)
  • Member, board of directors, Fondation Jean-François et Patricia to promote entrepreneurship among Cégep de Jonquière graduates
  • Member, board of directors, Maison Notre-Dame du Saguenay
  • Former president, Chicoutimi Chamber of Commerce
  • Former member, Comité Action Région ressources
  • Former chair, Rendez-vous des Gens d'affaires