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Title: lawyer Year of call: 2003

Expertise: business law  |  labor and employment law  |  municipal law

Yannick Richard was admitted to the Québec Bar in 2003. Since then he has advised and represented a wide range of businesses, financial institutions, and municipalities. He practices exclusively in commercial law, specifically in labor law (representing employers in matters of individual and collective labor relations), corporate law (financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring), construction law (judicial hypothecs and construction defects), and municipal law (zoning, municipal liability, contract management, and penal infractions). He is an able litigator, and holds a professional development certificate in litigation from Université de Sherbrooke (2009), awarded under the Québec Bar’s ongoing professional development program.

His clients place their trust in his analytical mind, eye for detail, dedication, and track record of finding legal solutions tailored to clients’ specific circumstances. Since he was called to the Québec Bar, he has worked on a number of big cases, including wind farm setup and litigation related to contract interpretation. His client base spans the province of Québec.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Assistant: Amilie Latulippe, Stéphanie Boissonneault-Gaulin

Other titles

  • Head, professional committee on construction
  • Ethics and deontology advisor, Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire


  • Business law (public contracts, agriculture and agrifood law, banking law, commercial law, construction law, real estate law (sale, acquisition, and leasing), bankruptcy and insolvency, nonprofit organizations)
  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, federal labor law, human rights, collective labor relations, individual labor relations)
  • Municipal law (land use and urban planning, right of expropriation for public purposes, contract management, work relations , extra-contractual liability)


  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2002)
  • Second language diploma, Bishop’s University (2001)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saint-Georges) (2008 to present)
  • Bernier Beaudry Avocats (Saint-Georges)
  • Sylvain Parent Gobeil Avocats (Sainte-Marie)
  • Jérôme Poirier Avocat (Saint-Georges)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various conferences on labor law and occupational health and safety given to employers
  • Taught “Labour relations: legislation and regulations” course to construction contractors
  • Taught “Execution of construction work” course to construction contractors
  • Various presentations given to municipalities and RCMs

Associations, committees, boards

  • Administrator, Centre universitaire des Appalaches
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Saint-Georges
  • Former Chairman, Nouvelle-Beauce Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Maison de l'Odyssée
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Association des transporteurs routiers Beauce-Appalaches/Mégantic-Amiante