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STÉPHANE
Gauthier

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 2002

Expertise: litigation  |  administrative law  |  business law

Stéphane Gauthier practices in all types of civil, commercial, administrative, and criminal litigation. He has developed particular expertise in complex litigation cases where strategy is key to arguing a successful case. He is aware of and sensitive to the reality of each of his clients and always tries to find practical solutions by taking a strategic and preventive approach, in order to avoid court proceedings.

Stéphane advises and represents leading professional orders and self-regulating bodies on such issues as access to the profession, illegal practice, and extraordinary administrative remedies of all types in matters of professional law. He is known for his talent for directing complex proceedings in all types of injunctions and judicial review appeals. His experience with the Quebec Ministry of Justice and his knowledge of the workings of government are of great value to his clients.

He is passionate about the agriculture and agrifood industry and devotes a substantial portion of his practice to this field. Naturally, he is the partner in charge of the agriculture and agrifood sector at the firm. 

His fields of specialization include:

  • Agriculture and Agrifood
  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Professionals and Consultants

Assistant: Jessica Mattioli, Louise Larose

Other titles

  • Head, professional committee on agriculture and agrifood

Expertise

  • Litigation (class action suits, remedies of all types, extraordinary remedies, civil liability)
  • Administrative law (procedures regarding foreign workers, disciplinary law, marketing of agricultural, food, and fishing products, professional orders, organic certification process and controlled designation of origin, preservation of agricultural land and farming activities (CPTAQ), administrative remedies, appealing government decisions, food regulations)
  • Business law (agriculture and agrifood law, commercial law, construction law)

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2000)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2002 to present)
  • General Attorney Bernard Roy et associés (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Author of a number of legal publications and lectures dealing with the agricultural and agri-food sectors
  • Numerous presentations on issues of professional law

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member of the Québec Interprofessional Council’s Working Group on Illegal Practice and Misappropriation of Title
  • Member of Centre de référence en agriculture et agroalimentaire du Québec (CRAAQ)
  • Member of Association québécoise des industries de nutrition animale et céréalière (AQINAC)
  • Member of Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada