Dunton Rainville LLP is a firm composed of more than 250 individuals, including approximately 100 lawyers, notaries and labour relations advisors, who work in our Montreal, Joliette, Laval, Urban Agglomeration of Longueuil, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jérôme and Sherbrooke offices. Our professionals have leading-edge expertise and the firm acts in all areas requiring legal services, particularly in commercial and transactional matters; in banking, real estate, and notarial services; in labour, employment and immigration; in public, municipal, school, and health law; and in civil, insurance, construction, and family law.
Associations & NPOS
Citizenship & Immigration
Corporate & Transactional
Family & Matrimonial
Health & Social Services
Real Estate Development
School System & Education
Transportation of Goods
March 2021: Dunton Rainville’s (Quebec, Canada) team including Maîtres Sylvain Lanoix, François Guimont and Aaron Makovka, represented The Council of Hasidic Jews of Quebec when COVID-19 regulations limited the number of worshippers to 10 people. The council argued that the 10-person limit per synagogue was unacceptable and violated their freedom of religion. A Quebec Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the group and stated that up to 10 people are allowed to gather in each room of a synagogue to pray provided that each room has its own access to the street.
June 2020: It is with great pleasure that Dunton Rainville welcomes Me. Simon Labrecque as a partner in the Commercial and Transactional Affairs Group. Called to the Bar in 1998, Me. Simon Labrecque practices business law, commercial law, transactional law and corporate taxation. He focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses, financing, corporate taxation, transactional taxation and venture capital. Click here to read the full press release.
April 2020: The law and notarial firm of Dunton Rainville is very proud to have qualified among one of the top ten law firms in Quebec according to Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 10 Quebec Regional Firms survey. Participating for the first time in this prestigious survey, which is conducted across the country among lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and clients, Dunton Rainville is all the more proud to note that the firm qualified in part due to the quality of its professionals’ expertise. Click here to read the full press release.
December 2019: Commercial law boutique BGO Legal and Québec member firm Dunton Rainville have merged. The tie-up adds 12 employees to Dunton Rainville’s ranks, five of whom are lawyers. It also expands the firm’s footprint in Québec to include Sherbrooke, its seventh office location. Joining the firm are Dominique Gilbert and Andrée-Anne Ouimette, who will co-manage the Sherbrooke office, as well as Cynthia Coutu, Abelle L’Écuyer-Legault, and Denis Luc Blouin, all of whom focus their practice on corporate and commercial law. They will be joined by Alexandre Dumas, who currently practices civil litigation and real estate law in the firm’s Montréal office.
May 2019:Quebec member firm Dunton Rainville has announced plans increase its presence in the province to include Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, as a result of its recent acquisition of Madore & Cadieux. Founded in 2002, Madore & Cadieux has eight members, including Nathalie Madore, Marie-Claire Blouin, Audrey Tougas-Dumesnil and Laurence Des Granges. Also at Dunton Rainville, Yanick Tanguay has been named vice chairman of the firm’s executive board. Mr. Tanguay began his legal career in a regional law firm after being called to the Quebec Bar in 1995. He joined Dunton Rainville in 1997 and became a partner in 2003. Mr. Tanguay’s practice focuses primarily on municipal law, labor and employment law and administrative law. In addition to Messrs. Rainville and Tanguay, Paul-André Martel, Guy Bisaillon and Aaron Makovka are members of the executive board.
February 2019: Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan has appointed Marie-Claude Jarry of Quebec member firm Dunton Rainville the first female honorary lieutenant colonel of the Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal). The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) is one of the two oldest volunteer cavalry units in Canada and originated from the Montreal Volunteer Cavalry formed during the eighteenth century. On September 15, 1958, the merger of two Montreal cavalry regiments, the 6th Duke of Connaught’s Royal Canadian Hussars and the 17th Duke of York’s Royal Canadian Hussars, led to the creation of the amalgamated regiment of the Royal Canadian Armored Corps, which was designated the Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal). To learn more, click here.
September 2018: The Honorable Benjamin Greenberg of Quebec member firm Dunton Rainville has been named Montreal Lawyer of the Year in international arbitration in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada. A former Quebec Superior Court judge, Mr. Greenberg practiced business law before the civil courts of Quebec before joining the bench. He has served as an arbitrator and mediator since 1999, primarily in international arbitration and in Canadian commercial arbitration. Mr. Greenberg is a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada, which conferred on him the title of Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.). He is a member of the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association, as well as an associate member of the American Bar Association.
February 2018: Quebec member firm Dunton Rainville continues its expansion in the Greater Laurentians-Lanaudière region with the opening of a fifth office located at 490 de la rue Laviolette in the town of Saint-Jérôme. The attorneys in the Saint-Jérôme office include Benoît Roberge, who specializes in business law, commercial litigation, insolvency and construction law; Rhéal Éloi Fortin, whose practice is focused on civil and commercial law; Anne-Marie Coutu, who focuses primarily on financial and banking services, as well as administrative, public and municipal law; Pierre-Alexandre Brière, who practices in the areas of civil law, civil and municipal responsibility, banking law and public law; and Maude Mongrain, who concentrates her practice on civil and commercial litigation.