Jean-Yves Simard is recognized as a leader for his litigation expertise by Benchmark Litigation Canada

DS Lawyers Canada is pleased to announce that Jean-Yves Simard, a partner on the litigation team, has been ranked in the prestigious Benchmark Litigation Canada, 2023 edition.

Jean-Yves has over 25 years of experience in litigation, particularly in insolvency and restructuring. He has also served as Chair of the National Insolvency Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. Jean-Yves has played a vital role in several complex litigation cases, some of which have set precedents. 

The Benchmark Litigation Canada guide covers litigation and dispute resolution in North America. It bases its rankings on an extensive research process that includes peer feedback and the results of interviews with litigants and clients. 

Congratulations to Jean-Yves for this distinction which is a testament to his talent and expertise. 

For more information on Jean-Yves Simard and our litigation practice, please visit our website.

Stéphanie-Ann Morgan chooses DS Lawyers 

Montréal, le 27 février 2023 – DS Lawyers Canada is pleased to announce that Stéphanie-Ann Morgan is joining the Business Law group based out of our Montreal office.

With a primary focus on transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, and corporate financing, Stéphanie-Ann brings considerable expertise to the table. She will utilize her knowledge and skills to effectively represent a diverse range of clients, including financial institutions, government entities, landlords, and tenants in purchase and sale transactions, real estate financing, and leasing.

“The Business Law team is expanding at DS Lawyers. I was eager to join this dynamic group so I can play a proactive and sustainable role in the success of our local and national clients, “says Stephanie-Ann.

Stéphanie-Ann was called to the Bar in 2017. She holds a Licence in Civil Law (LL. L) from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated with honours and was included on the graduating Dean’s Honour List. Following this, she continued her studies in common law with the national program (J.D.) at the same university.

“This addition of Stéphanie-Ann to our Montreal office further supports our continued expansion and reinforces our ability to attract exceptional talent to our profession,” said Richard Laramée, Managing Partner in the Montreal office and Chairman of the Board of DS Lawyers Canada. “We look forward to the valuable contributions she will make to our team and our clients.”

Our Labour and Employment Law team is Growing Again 

We are pleased to welcome Sissi Querido, an associate, in our Montreal office as a member of our Labour and Employment Law team. She will assist and support the team in its mission of excellence.

A dynamic individual with a positive, can-do attitude, Sissi brings her labour law and civil & commercial litigation experience to a highly skilled team of professionals. She is well-versed in all aspects of labour and employment law, particularly in the interpretation and application of collective agreements, occupational health and safety, psychological harassment, the protection of personal information, pay equity, employment insurance, and human rights.

“I am pleased to be part of this team. Not only am I joining a professional team focused on excellence, but also great mentors who will help me grow in my career.”

The Labour and Employment Law team, led by lawyer and partner Josee Pilon, says Sissi is a welcome addition.

“Sissi is a dynamic, professional and team-oriented lawyer. She is a pleasure to work with and knows how to meet and exceed client expectations. She’ll fit right in.”

Before joining DS Lawyers, Sissi was articling at a boutique labour law firm. While studying law, she was involved with the Racial Profiling Committee of the St-Michel Legal Clinic in Montreal and the Law and Sports Committee at the University of Montreal.

About DS Lawyers

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Our clients are at the heart of our initiatives. We dedicate ourselves to providing practical solutions to their most complex challenges and realities. Our collaborative structure allows us to help companies looking to cross borders or that need legal support for international business ventures.

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