Dentons announced on Thursday the death of his former partner and then legal counsel Me Marc Bourgeois, who worked in the firm’s business law group for over 20 years.
“Recognized for his unwavering loyalty to his clients, Marc enjoyed an excellent reputation with his colleagues and in the legal community for his competence, his intellectual integrity and his great ease in establishing relationships with people,” says Dentons.
While specializing in corporate law, the late lawyer also dabbled in estate tax and trust planning.
“He himself acted as a corporate director and as trustee of personal and family trusts until his retirement; as such, he was also very active with various charities, ”specifies Dentons.
We saw him in particular as governor of the Fondation Québécoise du Cancer as well as that of president of the Norman Fortier Foundation.
Me Bourgeois would have celebrated his 60th year as a member of the Barreau du Québec this year. A law graduate from the University of Sherbrooke and the University of Montreal, he also completed an MBA from the YVEY School of Business Administration in Ontario in 1963.
Born in 1937, the 1961 Bar began its practice at Geoffrion Prud’homme before co-founding the firm that would become Guy & Gilbert. In 1992, Me Bourgeois joined Dentons, which would remain his legal family until his retirement.
“Of a pleasant, generous and courteous trade with all, storyteller and imitator in his spare time, he combined a keen business sense with his great knowledge of the law to provide astute and pragmatic advice,” describes Dentons in his press release.
“Marc will be sadly missed,” adds his firm.
Me Marc Bourgeois is survived by his daughters Dominique (Bernard Le Blanc) and Caroline (Sylvain Fortier) as well as his wife Andrée Valiquette and her son Robert Lapointe (Catherine l’Heureux Savoie), his sister Nicole Desaulniers, his grandchildren Valérie , Frédéric, Charles-Éric, Nicolas and their spouses as well as his great-granddaughter Juliette.