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Mario Paul-Hus, Principal Partner

Mario Paul-Hus, Principal Partner

PRACTICE   |   Municipal and administrative law   |   Condominium Law   |   Labor Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Mario Paul-Hus has dedicated his professional practice to municipal law. Consequently, he has worked on numerous cases involving many Quebec cities and municipalities. His experience in municipal matters is well sought after and he has worked on many real estate development cases.

His acquintance with the municipal world is an important asset for the municipalities he represents as well as for the firm's clients who work with municipalities. When faced with complex problems he formulates innovative propositions that take into account the important parameters of the municipal legislation, always finding solutions which promote the client's interest.

Me Paul-Hus is a certified ethics advisor and he has developed much useful expertise in the field of municipal contracts. He frequently represents his clients before tribunals in cases related to municipal law.

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Eric Oliver, Partner and Head of Litigation

Eric Oliver, Partner and Head of Litigation

PRACTICE   |   Litigation   |   Labor Law   |   Condominium Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Me Eric Oliver holds a Civil law B.A. from the Université de Montréal, to which he added an introductory diploma in Chinese law from the University of Political Science and Law (Bejin) as well as a Master's level specialized diploma in North American Common Law from the Université de Montréal.

Following his articling at the Bureau International du Travail ’s Cairo (Egypt) office, Me Oliver was admited to the Québec Bar in 2005. He is also a member of the Montréal Young Bar Association.

His professional practice is essentially dedicated to civil, commercial and administrative litigation including counselling, drafting of procedures and representing clients before various tribunals. Me Oliver has pleaded before the Québec Superior Court, the Québec Court of Appeals and the Federal Court, as well as various administrative tribunals.

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Éric McDevitt David, Partner

Éric McDevitt David, Partner

PRACTICE  
Litigation   |   Energy Law   |   Construction Law
Class Actions   |   Condominium Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Éric McDevitt David’s main areas of practice are in civil litigation, construction law, energy law, the law relating to cooperatives and in class actions. He appears before civil courts and administrative tribunals. He represents businesses, cooperatives, citizens’ groups and individuals. He is also available for arbitrations.

Mr. David is the author of several publications, one of which has been favourably cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. He has given talks on class actions for the Bar of Quebec, the Canadian Bar Association and during the National Symposium on Class Action organized by Osgoode Hall Law School. He has appeared before the media on a number of occasions.

Mr. David is very involved in his profession. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Class Action Section of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also the President of the Bar of Montreal’s liaison committee with the Régie de l’énergie (the Quebec Energy Board). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. From 2012 to 2015, he sat on the Illegal Practice of Law committee of the Bar of Montreal. From 2008 to 2012, he sat on the bar of Montreal’s liaison committee with the Superior Court.

Trained in both Civil Law and Common Law, Mr. David acquired his experience in a national law firm and in firms specializing in litigation. He taught civil procedure at the National University of Rwanda in 1996 and 1997. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in class actions.

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Francis Meloche, Partner

Francis Meloche, Partner

PRACTICE   |   Labor Law   |   Litigation   |   Health Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Me Meloche earned his Bachelor of Law in 1992. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1993. For 20 years, he worked in the firm Meloche Larivière in which he developed and established sustained and close relationships with various societies and organizations in the public, semi-public and private sectors.

Francis Meloche’s practice areas are labor law, administrative law, occupational health and safety, health and social services as well as municipal law. Over the years, Francis Meloche’s has developed his expertise; he has established himself in matters of labor relations, health and social services and public law. He is often called to represent various important public institutions such as health facilities.

On top of representing health facilities and public institutions, Me Meloche has also developed an important clientele not only in labor law and occupational health and safety, but also in administrative law and in the public sector. For the past 21 years, he has been recognized as a strategic counsellor and as an experienced litigator before civil tribunals as well as administrative boards.

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Pierre-Jude Thermidor, Partner

Pierre-Jude Thermidor, Partner

PRACTICE  
Litigation   |   Real Estate Law   |   Construction Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Me Pierre-Jude Thermidor has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2006 and was the recipient of the "Jacques Perron" award for excellence in legal opinions.

He holds a bachelor's degree in civil law and a Juris Doctor in North American Common Law from the Université de Montréal.

Mr. Thermidor is a rigorous lawyer who represents SME, syndicates of co-ownership, companies that are Canadian leaders in their respective fields and individuals. He assists his clients in all stages of their litigation files, whether they are civil, commercial, real estate or administrative in nature, always with the objective of finding the best solution to their problems by considering the cost-benefit ratio in the development of the strategy to be adopted.

Mr. Thermidor's legal advice is highly appreciated and has brought tangible and concrete results for his clients, particularly in matters of contractual or extra-contractual litigation, including extraordinary recourses such as injunctions, safeguard orders, pre-judgment seizures, recourses involving the lifting of the corporate veil and any litigation involving the recovery of a debt. He also has extensive experience in construction litigation, including recourses for latent defects.

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Guillaume Rousseau, Legal Advisor

Guillaume Rousseau, Legal advisor

PRACTICE   |   Municipal Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Guillaume Rousseau has completed his Law licence at the Université de Sherbrooke, followed by a Comparative Law master's with a major in human rights and cultural diversity at McGill University. He articled at Fasken Martineau where he also practiced municipal and urban planning law.

Me Rousseau's work experience was completed at the Québec Justice Department and at the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. Recently, he acted as advisor to the Québec National Assembly, particularly during the consultations leading to the revision of the Code of Civil Procedure. His post-graduate work, co-tutored by the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne led to a Ph.D. thesis in the Fall of 2012 and a Ph.D. degree jointly granted by the two universities. The same year saw Me Rousseau's nomination as professor at the Law faculty of the Université de Sherbrooke.

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Frédéric Legendre, Lawyer

Frédéric Legendre, Lawyer

PRACTICE   |   Litigation   |   Municipal Law   |   Construction Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Me Frédéric Legendre holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, which was obtained in 2016 with the magna cum laude distinction. After starting his career with the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Barreau du Québec, he joined Municonseil in 2017.

Me Legendre practices in civil and commercial litigation as well as in municipal and construction law. In this capacity, he has been called upon to plead cases before the Superior Court, the Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal, as well as before several administrative tribunals. Since the beginning of his career as a litigator, Me Legendre has obtained excellent results for his clients before the courts of Quebec.

Having a practice focused on concrete results for the litigants he represents, Me Legendre is greatly appreciated by the firm's clients. In the context of civil and administrative proceedings as well as during extraordinary remedies such as injunctions, seizures and stays, Me Legendre will be able to give you the true picture and establish a strategy likely to successfully tackle your legal problems, whether through settlement negotiations or bringing the matter to trial.

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Marwa Daher, Lawyer

Marwa Daher, Lawyer

PRACTICE   |   Litigation   |   Municipal Law   |   Penal Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Me Marwa Daher’s main areas of practice are civil, commercial and municipal litigation as well as penal law. Her common law and transnational law studies allow her to analyse legal issues under other Canadian provinces’ laws and regulations in order to adopt the best strategy possible for her clients. Moreover, she possesses experience before courts since she has been called to represent her clients’ interests on several occasions before different instances.

Me Daher graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in civil law (LL.B.) and in common law and transnational law (J.D.). She also obtained a Diploma in Criminology from the University of Ottawa. Me Daher was called to the Quebec Bar in 2017. She also has relevant experience within companies operating in the information and communication technologies field. Me Daher will assess your legal problems and offer you customized solutions.

After practicing civil, commercial and real estate law in a private firm and a large real estate company, Me Daher joined the Municonseil’s team in 2018.

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Valéry Kovalenko, Lawyer

Valéry Kovalenko, Lawyer

PRACTICE   |   Litigation   |   Municipal Law   |   Labor Law

BIOGRAPHY  

Me Valéry Kovalenko obtained her Bachelor of Law from Université de Montréal in 2017. During her studies, Me Kovalenko held a position as a research assistant, working in international corporate liability for Professor Amissi Melchiade Manirabona.

In addition, prior to her admission to the Québec Bar in 2019, Me Kovalenko completed an internship at the United Nations Department of Safety and Security in New York, where she gained a unique experience in the development and drafting of internal security policies.

Before joining Municonseil in 2020, she worked closely with judges of the Superior Court. In the course of her duties, she drafted legal opinions in response to questions raised by litigation cases, as well as prepared and delivered lectures in various areas of civil law for judges.

Thanks to these diverse experiences, Me Kovalenko is capable of finding a tailored solution to your disputes and is able to represent your interests before all civil and administrative tribunals.

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