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JEAN-PIERRE
Lévesque

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2006

Expertise: administrative law  |  business law  |  litigation

Since being called to the Québec Bar in 2006, Jean-Pierre Lévesque’s practice has focused on corporate law and litigation. His past work has including overseeing the legal aspects of major commercial transactions and strategic partnerships. He has also served as legal counsel and bankruptcy inspector in complex bankruptcy cases, and held positions in risk management and business insurance.

Jean-Pierre’s eight years as head of legal affairs for one of Québec’s largest dairy cooperatives provided invaluable hands-on experience with the complex regulatory framework in the agriculture and agrifood sectors. Coupled with his deep knowledge of the cooperative world, acquired not only on the job but also as a cooperative board member, this wealth of experience makes him a highly sought-after professional in this field.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Trade
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Manufacturing

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)
  • Litigation (remedies of all types)

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

  • 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