Mtre Natasha Sivret

Litigation Municipal law
Bachelor in anthropology (B.A.) – Concordia (with distinction)

Bachelor of laws (LL.B.) – Université du Québec à Montréal (honour roll)
Québec (2015)
514 392-5721
514 331-0514
nsivret@dhcavocats.ca
Manon Gauthier : 514331-5010 #5751

Mtre Sivret practices in civil and commercial litigation with a focus on municipal and real estate law. She represents a diverse clientele ranging from municipalities, enterprises to particulars in front of the Court of Québec, the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal. Mtre Sivret also prosecutes cases before the Court of Quebec and many municipal courts in matters of urban planning, collection and municipal pricing, as well as in criminal and penal matters. She is listed among the advisors in municipal ethics and deontology established by the Commission municipale du Québec, and is called by multiple organizations to offer training to elected officials and municipal civil servants in many areas of municipal law.

Mtre Sivret practices in civil and commercial litigation with a focus on municipal and real estate law. She represents a diverse clientele ranging from municipalities, enterprises to particulars in front of the Court of Québec, the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal.

Mtre Sivret also prosecutes cases before the Court of Quebec and many municipal courts in matters of urban planning, collection and municipal pricing, as well as in criminal and penal matters.

She is listed among the advisors in municipal ethics and deontology established by the Commission municipale du Québec, and is called by multiple organizations to offer training to elected officials and municipal civil servants in many areas of municipal law.

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Camille Savard

Lawyer

Labour and employment law Litigation Municipal law
École du Barreau 2019-2020
Centre de Sherbrooke
Baccalauréat en droit (LL.B.) 2015-2019
Université de Sherbrooke
Maîtrise en biologie avec cheminement en sciences de la vie et droit (M.S.V.D.) 2015-2021
Université de Sherbrooke
Québec (2021)
514 392-6809
514 331-0514
csavard@dhcavocats.ca
Veronica Torres-Hernandez : 514 331-5010 poste 5777

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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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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
Nancy Guillemette : 514 331-5010 #5749

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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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 the president of the Quebec Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and a member of 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

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André C. Giroux

Lawyer

Labour and employment law
LL.B. Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal in 1992
B.A.A. Bachelor of Business Administration, Université du Québec à Montréal in 1988
Québec (1993)
514 392-6808
514 331-0514
agiroux@dhcavocats.ca
Nancy Guillemette : 514 331-5010 #5749

Me André C. Giroux has practiced in labour and employment law for over twenty (20) years. In particular, he acts in accreditation matters, in grievance arbitration, in human rights and labour standards, occupational health and safety, as well as in the negotiation of collective agreements for employers under both provincial and federal jurisdiction.

Me André C. Giroux has practiced in labour and employment law for over twenty (20) years. In particular, he acts in accreditation matters, in grievance arbitration, in human rights and labour standards, occupational health and safety, as well as in the negotiation of collective agreements for employers under both provincial and federal jurisdiction.

He serves a clientele emanating from all economic sectors including manufacturing, industrial, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, construction and retail.

Me Giroux acts for his clients before all tribunals as well as in conciliation and mediation. He also acts as legal advisor and negotiator in the negotiation of employment contracts and collective agreements.

Professional affiliations

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

Presentations and conferences

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