Canadian Lawyer made its Top 10 of the best regional law firms in Quebec 2020-2021.
All Quebec law firms offering extensive legal services in the province only are considered. The votes of clients and internal lawyers determined the rank of each of the firms in the ranking. Survey does not take into account recent layoffs …
10. Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP
This Montreal firm has 63 lawyers and notaries and has served its clients for 50 years if we include the previous firms. Significantly, customers can be served in 12 languages!
9. Bélanger Sauvé
Founded in 1967 following the merger of two firms, Bélanger Sauvé opened its first office outside Montreal in 2000 in Joliette. Another has since been added to Trois-Rivières. The firm now has more than 50 lawyers.
8. Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP
The firm, with 87 lawyers in Montreal and three in Saguenay, is dedicated to innovation in Quebec, with clients like Uniprix.
7. Stein Monast LLP
Successor of Stein Monast Pratte & Marseille, a firm founded in 1957 in Quebec, Stein Monast now has 67 lawyers and five notaries. Specializing in corporate law, the firm recently added transportation and immigration to its areas of practice.
6. Dunton Rainville LLP
Nice gift for the 65th anniversary of this firm specializing in corporate and transactional law: 6th place in the Top 10 when he did not even make the winners last year.
“We have managed to stay the course over the years and to rank among the leaders of the legal world in Quebec while remaining true to our values, and this 6th place among the 10 highest-rated firms demonstrates our determination to offer more entrepreneurs a set of high-level legal and notarial services that meet their specific needs, wherever they are in Quebec, ”said Jean-Jacques Rainville, president of Dunton Rainville.
5. De Grandpré Chait LLP
Still in the Top 5, De Grandpré Chait begins an era of expansion, tells Canadian Lawyer partner Me Eric Lalanne. The result of a merger between De Grandpré Godin and Chait Amyot in 1999, the firm already has 90 years of experience and 60 lawyers.
4. Cain Lamarre LLP
This firm has 17 regional offices, more than any other in Quebec. We understand! Cain Lamarre is the result of the merger of numerous venerable Quebec firms: Cain Lamarre Wells (founded in 1928 in Chicoutimi), Gauthier Nepveu Leblanc Brouillette (founded in Sept-Îles in 1951) and Casgrain Desrosiers Lévesque Bujold Villeneuve (founded in Rimouski in 1877, and one of the oldest firms in Canada).
Cain Lamarre now has 220 lawyers, and the former Premier of Quebec Lucien Bouchard was one of them.
3. BCF LLP
Over 500 employees in total for this business law giant, including 171 lawyers from Montreal to Quebec to Paris! BCF maintains its 3rd position in the charts for a 2nd consecutive edition.
“During my years as managing partner, from 1995 to 2020, I proudly built with the help of my colleagues, one of the most important business law firms in Quebec,” says the founding partner of BCF Mario Charpentier on the firm’s website.
2. Lavery, by Billy LLP
Survey respondents praised Lavery for its relationships with its customers and for its positive culture. One of them even noted the firm’s hiring of a lawyer on the brink of maternity leave.
Founded in 1913, the firm has branches in Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, as well as nearly 200 lawyers. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Richard Wagner practiced there for 24 years before joining the judiciary in 2004.
1. Langlois Avocats LLP
The large firm of 150 lawyers was in second position during the last edition of the Top 10. Here it is in first place!
“The legal community takes note of our difference, our appetite, our strength, but also our benevolence. Our determination to remain attentive to the needs of our customers continues to be the basis of our success, “said Jean-François Gagnon, CEO of Langlois.