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PIERRE
Lévesque

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1982

Expertise: business law

Pierre Lévesque, partner, has practiced commercial and corporate law for 35 years and has developed particular expertise in banking law and financing as well as bankruptcy and insolvency.

He represents a wide range of businesses in Québec and the rest of Canada and regularly counsels his clients on public and private financing, guarantees, investment and issuance of debt securities, and business acquisitions and sales. His experience also enables him to guide and assist these businesses in setting up complex structures. He gives numerous presentations on various aspects of corporate law.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Insurance
  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Professionals and Consultants
  • Financial Services

Assistant: Joële Berger

Expertise

  • Business law (banking law, commercial law, corporate law, construction law, tax law, real estate law (sale, acquisition, and leasing), bankruptcy and insolvency, trusts, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, governance)

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1981)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rimouski) (1999 to present)
  • Casgrain Blanchet et Associés (Rimouski)
  • Ministère du Revenu du Québec, Legal Department (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Training for Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (Quebec City and Montreal)
  • Lectures on corporate law at Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Various training sessions for members of the Board of Directors of regional private forest developers in Rimouski and Montmagny
  • Training sessions for the Lower St. Lawrence Bar Association on the incorporation of law firms

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Quebec Bar Association and chair of the board ethics and governance committee (2015–2017)
  • Former chairman, Quebec Bar's Comité de la formation continue obligatoire
  • Former chairman, Quebec Bar's Bas-Saint-Laurent–Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine section
  • Member and former chairman, Rotary Club
  • External member, priest pension plan, Diocese of Rimouski
  • Former chairman, Association des avocats et avocates de province

Distinctions

  • 2014 recipient of the team award from Association des avocats et avocates de province