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JEAN-PIERRE
Lévesque

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2006

Expertise: administrative law  |  business law

Jean-Pierre Lévesque’s professional practice is centered around two fields of expertise, namely business law and agricultural and agri-food law.

His business law practice is particularly focused on transactions, negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts, including shareholder agreements and partnership and distribution agreements, and supporting clients during shareholder disputes. Moreover, he has state-of-the-art expertise in co-op’s law, in part because of his previous job as legal advisor to one of the most important producer cooperatives in Quebec. He also accompanies businesses in the process of entrepreneurial succession as well as start-ups.

In the field of agricultural law and agri-business, Mr Lévesque is a professional whose services are particularly sought after regarding regulatory compliance, food processing and marketing, product recall and penalties and offenses. He advises and defends the interests of agricultural producers and processors before the appropriate authorities, in particular the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec.

Assistant: Josée Pellerin

Expertise

  • Administrative law (marketing of agricultural, food, and fishing products, organic certification process and controlled designation of origin, preservation of agricultural land and farming activities (CPTAQ), appealing government decisions, food regulations)
  • Business law (agriculture and agrifood law, banking law, commercial law, corporate law, cooperative law, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, governance, nonprofit organizations, intellectual property)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (2005)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (2005 and 2015 to present)
  • Nutrinor Coopérative (Saguenay)
  • Dufour Côté Larouche Avocats (Saguenay)
  • Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec (Quebec City)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Membre du cabinet de campagne de financement de la Fondation mère Françoise Simard
  • Membre du club Rotary Rive Nord
  • Treasurer and administrator, Fondation communautaire du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) certification, from the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Member, board of directors, Caisse Desjardins de la Rive-Nord du Saguenay
  • Former vice-chair, board of directors, Coopérative funéraire de Chicoutimi
  • Former member, Quebec Bar corporate lawyers’ committee