Anne-Charlotte Carignan

Lawyer

Environment Litigation Municipal law
Baccalauréat en droit, LL.B. – Université de Montréal
Québec(2021)
514 392-5721
514 331-0514
accarignan@dhcavocats.ca
France Nadon : 514 392-6805

Me Anne-Charlotte Carignan joined our firm, as a lawyer, after completing her Bar internship within it. She principally works in Municipal Law, Environmental Law, and Civil Litigation. She is called to redact procedural acts, give legal opinions, and make representations in front of judicial and administrative instances, notably the Régie de l’Énergie.

Me Anne-Charlotte Carignan joined our firm, as a lawyer, after completing her Bar internship within it. She principally works in Municipal Law, Environmental Law, and Civil Litigation. She is called to redact procedural acts, give legal opinions, and make representations in front of judicial and administrative instances, notably the Régie de l’Énergie.

Regularly publishing chronicles within various juridical reviews about Municipal Law, Me Carignan also prepares many formations provided by our firm to people working in the municipal field.

During her studies in law, Me Carignan had the chance to complete an internship to the Centre Québécois du droit de l’Environnement (CQDE). She also studied a semester in the Master of Law and Sustainable Development at the University of Milan, in Italy.

Community Involvement:

  • Has participated three times in the National Model United Nations, in New York.
  • Has been co-editor of the student juridical review Égaliser/Level, which addresses access to justice.
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Paul A. Venne

Lawyer

Labour and employment law Litigation
LL.L. Licentiate in Law, University of Ottawa in 1983
Québec(1984)
514 392-5727
514 331-0514
pvenne@dhcavocats.ca
Dany McLean : 514 331-5010 #5777

Me Paul A. Venne has more than twenty-five (25) years of practice dedicated exclusively to labour and employment law in all its forms, be it in accreditation, grievance arbitration, labour standards, the Canada Labour Code, occupational health and safety or in the negotiation of collective agreements.

Me Paul A. Venne has more than twenty-five (25) years of practice dedicated exclusively to labour and employment law in all its forms, be it in accreditation, grievance arbitration, labour standards, the Canada Labour Code, occupational health and safety or in the negotiation of collective agreements.

Over the years, he has developed a loyal clientele from all economic sectors including the manufacturing, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and municipal sectors.

Me Venne frequently represents clients before all decision-making bodies, however, he distinguishes himself by seeking practical solutions to guide managers in the resolution of the complex problems which they face.

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).

Presentations and conferences

  • Frequent guest speaker and for many years a recognized training provider in matters of labour relations and various subjects relating to his practice.
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Bernard Moreau

Lawyer

Labour and employment law Litigation
LL.L. Licentiate in Law, Université de Sherbrooke in 1980
Québec(1980)
514 392-5718
514 331-0514
bmoreau@dhcavocats.ca
Dany McLean : 514 331-5010 #5784

Me Bernard Moreau devotes the majority of his practice to the representation of company directors, executives and managers in all legal matters touching upon their employment and all related matters.

Me Bernard Moreau devotes the majority of his practice to the representation of company directors, executives and managers in all legal matters touching upon their employment and all related matters.

He offers counsel, representation and support in handling legal matters, contractual or professional, whether related to hiring, periods of career transition or voluntary and involuntary departure from employment.

Over the years, Me Moreau has gained the trust and respect of his clients in light of the depth of his legal knowledge practical experience, and also due to a true business and the strategic sense which distinguishes him.

He is respected by the bench, fellow attorneys and other professionals he interacts with not only due to his experience, but in large part because of an ethical, respectful and balanced approach that is fair and objective and consistently perceived as such.

Me Moreau pleads before all civil and administrative jurisdictions called upon to adjudicate matters relating to employment law and other litigation matters he handles.

Me Moreau firmly believes in the principle that legal interventions always must be justified by clearly defined legitimate objectives and reasonably set results aimed towards bringing added value for his clients.

Professional affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association.
  • Member of the Comité d’arbitrage des comptes Barreau du Québec.
  • Comité de liaison du Barreau de Montréal with the Court of Québec.
  • Comité de liaison du Barreau de Montréal with the Court of Appeal.
  • Adjudicator with the Comité de discipline du Barreau du Québec.
  • Governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec.

Presentations and conferences

  • Lecturer with the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal.

Articles and publications

  • Executive compensation – a nine-point perspective on the principle elements of concern and reflection.
  • Executive compensation – The challenges of the recovery: Are you prepared?
  • Impact of new legislation in matters of bankruptcy: What HR professionals should know for themselves, for employees, managers and the company’s insurers.
  • The economic crisis and loss of management jobs – broad legal principles to consider and remember.
  • The effects of termination for economic motives on the protection of trade secrets and non-competition clauses.
  • Collective dismissal in Québec – Major points to remember.
  • The termination of managers in the face of economic crisis.
  • Case study – Acquisition of an enterprise in financial difficulty: traps and solutions.
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Pierre G. Hébert

Partner, lawyer

Labour and employment law Litigation
LL.L. Licentiate in Law, Université de Montréal in 1979
Québec(1980)
514 392-5704
514 331-0514
pghebert@dhcavocats.ca
Denise Barrette : 514 331-5010 #5768

Since the beginning of his practice, Me Pierre G. Hébert has been able to make his mark by achieving success in numerous mandates relating to labour relations where the stakes made jurisprudence in Québec.

Since the beginning of his practice, Me Pierre G. Hébert has been able to make his mark by achieving success in numerous mandates relating to labour relations where the stakes made jurisprudence in Québec.

After a number of years as attorney and assistant director of labour law with the Société de transport de Montréal’s legal department, Me Hébert joined the firm Guy & Gilbert first as a lawyer in the labour department and then as partner. He is one of the founding partners of Dufresne Hébert Comeau.

For more than 30 years, Me Hébert has acted exclusively as a litigator, negotiator and advisor in labour relations and is one of the leaders of the labour and employment law group. He acts as attorney and legal advisor for employers in both the private, public and parapublic sectors. He offers professional services of consultation and representation before the civil, penal and administrative courts as well as in matters of negotiation, implementation and interpretation of collective agreements, individual employment contracts, and in matters of arbitration or complaints before the labour law organizations which are now grouped under the new Commission des normes, de l’équité et de la santé et sécurité du travail.

Me Hébert has also developed an expertise in training foremen and first-line managers in unionized environments in order to familiarize them with the concepts found in a collective agreement and their application.

Presentations and conferences

  • Recognized training provider since 1990; presentation of numerous training sessions in labour law for entities within the municipal, associative and institutional sectors.
  • Principles of negotiation in the context of collective agreements.
  • Foremen and first-line managers vs. collective agreements: a conflict?
  • Disciplinary measures end the management of problematic behaviour.
  • Framework for intervention and representation before a CSST inspector.
  • The penal liability of organisations (Bill C-21 and An act respecting occupational health and safety).
  • Exercising the right of refusal – applicable principles.
  • The legality of drug and alcohol testing.
  • Controlling the personal appearance of employees.
  • The obligation of loyalty and impartiality of municipal civil servants.
  • Termination, recourses and reintegration orders.
  • Legal aspects relating to harassment in the workplace.
  • Past psychological harassment, what about bad faith complaints?
  • The confidentiality of an investigation report following a harassment complaint.
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Jean-François Martin

Partner, lawyer

Labour and employment law Litigation
LL.B. Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal in 1993
B.Sc. Bachelor of Political Science
Québec(1994)
514 392-5702
514 331-0514
jfmartin@dhcavocats.ca
Sylvie Rancourt : 514 331-5010 #5744

Me Jean-François Martin specializes in labour and employment and in occupational health and safety.

Me Jean-François Martin specializes in labour and employment and in occupational health and safety.

Me Martin capitalizes on his many years of experience with private, public and parapublic entities in ensuring their representation before the courts and the various specialized tribunals in labour and employment and in occupational health and safety.

Me Martin also provides personalized counsel in labour relations management and in occupational health and safety.

Professional affiliations

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).
  • Board member of the Comité inter-entreprise du Montréal Métropolitain (CIEMM).

Presentations and conferences

  • Frequent speaker on the management of OHS and on various aspects of labour law.
  • Me Martin is regularly called upon to provide and organize training seminars for managers and specialists in labour relations and in occupational health and safety.
  • Teaches labour and employment and occupational health and safety at the university level at both the bachelor and graduate level, since 2001.

Articles and publications

  • Research and drafting of articles relating to labour relations and regular publication in various specialized periodicals.
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Christophe Bruyninx

Lawyer

Environment Litigation Municipal law
LL.B. Bachelor of Laws, Université de Sherbrooke in 2011
Québec(2013)
514 392-5711
450 682-5014
cbruyninx@dhcavocats.ca
Marie-Eve Boisclair : 514 392-3010

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Nathalie Coallier

Lawyer

Litigation
Bachelor of laws, in 2016
Québec(2018)
514 392-3012
514 331-0514
ncoallier@dhcavocats.ca
Lynne Bourquardez : 514 331-5010 #5737

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Isabelle Fallaha

Lawyer

Litigation
LL.B. Baccalauréat en droit, Université de Montréal en 2009, Université de Montréal en 2009
Québec(2011)
514 392-5710
514 331-0514
ifallaha@dhcavocats.ca
Diane Lafleur : 514 331-5010 #5779

Me Isabelle Fallaha started her career in 2011, gaining experience in civil litigation. For the past three years, her practice has been more focused on real estate and administrative litigation.

Me Isabelle Fallaha started her career in 2011, gaining experience in civil litigation. For the past three years, her practice has been more focused on real estate and administrative litigation.

In the course of her practice, she has regularly been called upon to prepare files, to represent the interests of clients and to plead before the Court of Quebec and the Superior Court, as well as drafting numerous legal opinions and memorandums on various subjects related to civil and administrative law.

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Simon Frenette

Lawyer

Environment Municipal law
LL.B. Bachelor of Laws, Université de Sherbrooke in 2012
Québec(2013)
514 392-5714
514 331-0514
sfrenette@dhcavocats.ca
Diane Ruel : 514 331-5010 #5743

Me Simon Frenette focuses his works in municipal law exclusively for municipalities, Transit Authorities and various public bodies, in the fields of expropriation, property assessment, municipal taxation and land use and zoning regulations.

Me Simon Frenette focuses his works in municipal law exclusively for municipalities, Transit Authorities and various public bodies, in the fields of expropriation, property assessment, municipal taxation and land use and zoning regulations.

He regularly pleads before the Administrative Tribunal of Quebec in property assessment disputes for various properties such as industrial buildings, shopping centers or real estate developments. In expropriation, he represents expropriating bodies for the determination of provisional and final indemnities, in the matter of contestations of the right to expropriate or for the imposition of reserves for public purposes. He also pleads before civil courts, both at the trial and in appeal, to ensure compliance with municipal bylaws or to ensure their validity.

Me Frenette provides legal advice on specific subjects and provides support and planning for municipal projects for the financing and preparation of urban planning regulations.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Quebec Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Association of Canadian Assessors’ Counsel.

Presentations and conferences

  • Frequent speaker: Association des évaluateurs municipaux du Québec (AÉMQ), Association des techniciens en évaluation foncière (ATÉFQ), COMAQ, the Fédération québécoise des municipalités, ADMG, ADGMQ and others
  • Trainer for the course Fiscalité municipale : principes juridiques (COMAQ)
  • Trainer for the annual review of the jurisprudence at the AÉMQ
  • Trainer for private courses for municipalities, MRC, assessor’s or urbanism firms and others

Community involvement

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Quebec Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Association des évaluateurs municipaux du Québec (AÉMQ)
  • Member of the Association of Canadian Assessors’ Counsel (ACAC)

Articles and publications