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  • December 2017

    Canadian medal of honour

    On November 10, a medal ceremony was held in Blainville as part of the festivities to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. Mtre. Samuel Bergeron received the honour from Thérèse-de-Blainville MP Ramez Ayoub in recognition of his contributions to the community and many initiatives across the region.

  • December 2017

    Information session

    On november 28, Mtre. Amanda Taddeo led an information session on small claims procedures at the courthouse in Saint-Jérôme along with courthouse registry staff members, a mediator and a Judge.

  • November 2017

    Fondation Pallia-Vie's fourth annual fundraising gala

    This year, Mtre Etienne-L. Morin has been the patron of honour of Fondation Pallia-Vie's fourth annual fundraising gala, which has been held on October 26 at Tapis Rouge in Saint-Jérôme.

  • November 2017

    Appointment

    On June 20, Mtre Maxime Arcand was appointed to the board of directors of the Fondation de l'Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme.

  • November 2017

    PFD's involvment in its community

    Actively involved in its community, the PFD team donated four hockey tickets to a raffle organized by Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs de la Porte du Nord. The winners had the opportunity to see the Montreal Canadiens play the New Jersey Devils at Centre Bell on September 21.

  • November 2017

    PFD Lawyers amongst the top 300 most important SMEs in Quebec, again this year!

    On October 21, 2017, Les Affaires magazine published the list of the top 300 most important SMEs in Quebec.

  • October 2017

    Vélo à notre santé!

    On Sunday, September 10th, the PFD team took part in the 18th edition of the Vélo à notre santé fundraising activity to benefit the Fondation de l'Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme.

  • October 2017

    80th anniversary celebration

    It is with great pride that more than 300 clients, business partners, and employees gathered for PFD's 80th anniversary celebration on September 21, 2017.

  • October 2017

    Salon des affaires municipales and annual convention of the FQM

    On September 28 and 29, the PFD team was at the Salon des affaires municipales tradeshow organized as part of the Congrès annuel de la Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) at the Centre des congrès de Québec.

  • October 2017

    Une MARCHE à la fois

    The first edition of the Une MARCHE à la fois event held to raise funds for the Fondation Pallia-Vie took place on the 1st of October.

  • September 2017

    Appointment

    On the recommendation of the Council and after consultation with the Barreau du Québec, Jean-François Mallette was appointed for a two-year term as the legal counsel and a member of the board of directors of the École de joaillerie de Montréal (ÉJM).

  • September 2017

    Interview on our Mackrell International Legal Network

    Interview with Rodrigo Rojas of González Calvillo, S.C.and Robert Faguy of PFD Lawyers on the Mackrell International Network.

  • September 2017

    Prix de l'Orateur / English Oratory Competition

    Mtre Alexandra Azab was a participant in an oratory competition organized by the Young Bar Association of Montreal.

  • September 2017

    Re-election

    On June 20th of this year, Mtre Samuel Bergeron was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Collège Lionel-Groulx for the next year

  • September 2017

    Swearing-in

    On July 12, Mtre. Jean-François Carrier, Mtre. Axel Fournier and Mtre. Marco Lagacé, who articled at the firm, were sworn in.

  • June 2017

    Appointment to the Court of Québec

    On June 7, Patrick Choquette, lawyer and partner in our firm, was appointed to the Civil Division of the Court of Québec for the District of Joliette.

  • June 2017

    Muslim Schools of Montreal v. Djemila Benhabib

    The Quebec Court of Appeal granted Djemila Benhabib's Motion to Dismiss the Appeal and dismissed the appeal of the Muslim Schools of Montreal, on the basis that any such appeal is devoid of any merit.

  • June 2017

    Team PFD runs for a good cause

    On May 7th, the PFD team took part in the 15th edition of the Défi course et marche Desjardins organized by the Club des Lions de Sainte-Thérèse.

  • June 2017

    A Prized Workshop

    Mtre. Joanne Côté organized a workshop for over a hundred elected municipal representatives and delegates as part of the Quebec Union of Municipalities' annual convention on May 4th.

  • June 2017

    Course Nature Rivière-du-Nord

    This past Sunday May 28, the team at PFD participated in the third edition of the Course Nature Rivière-du-Nord, a family event promoting physical activity.

  • June 2017

    PFD Lawyers is ranked among the top 30 law firms in Quebec

    On June 3rd 2017, the newspaper Les affaires published a list of the leading law firms in Quebec. The ranking is based on the actual number of employees in Quebec. With its 112 employees in 2017, our firm was ranked 25th on the list.

  • May 2017

    PFD is growing!

    We are very pleased to announce that Mtre Samuel Bergeron has joined the PFD team. Mtre Bergeron will practice within the PFD Construction team at our Boisbriand office.

  • May 2017

    27th edition of the annual golf tournament of the Fondation Marc Chouinard

    It is with great pleasure that Me Étienne Ruel agreed to be the honorary chairman of the 27th edition of the annual golf tournament of the Fondation Marc Chouinard, which will be held on June 15 at Club de golf Le Portage to raise funds to promote the interests of people living with head and brain injuries.

  • April 2017

    PFD is growing!

    We are very pleased to announce that Mtre Sandra Levy has joined the PFD team. She will practice in the PFD Insurance group at our offices in Saint-Jérôme.

  • April 2017

    Involvment in the cooperative

    Three of our firm members were invited to join the board of directors of the Desjardins Group.

  • April 2017

    Trainings

    Mtre. Daniel Goupil and Mtre. Joanne Côté of PFD's municipal and environmental law group will lead some training sessions in the near future

  • April 2017

    Mackrell International in Chambers Guide as leading Global Network for fifth year running

    Mackrell International (MI) has secured its third consecutive ranking in the Chambers Directory as a world-leading global network. PFD Lawyers, which has been a member of MI since 2016, is one of more than 90 members representing 4500 lawyers working in 60 countries.

  • March 2017

    Training

    On January 31, Mtre Charlotte Deslauriers-Goulet led a webinar on a new research tool in personal injury cases.

  • March 2017

    On March 28th, 2017, Mtre Julie Lavoie and Mtre Eloise Pion, from our PFD Family sector, will hold a conference entitled "Women's rights" (in french) during a dinner-conference organized by the Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec. The conference speakers will discuss different aspects of the law which relate to women's rights today, notably with regards to family law and estate planning issues, as well as protection regimes and business law.

  • February 2017

    Information session

    On January 24, Jean-Philippe Desabrais led an information session on small claims procedures at the courthouse in Saint-Jérôme along with courthouse registry staff members, a mediator and Justice Jimmy Vallée.

  • February 2017

    The PFD team is expanding!

    The PFD team welcomes two new lawyers and four students.

  • February 2017

    PFD Lawyers names two new partners!

    It is with great pride that PFD Lawyers announces the nomination of two new partners : Mtre Amelie Chouinard and Mtre Pascal Comeau.

  • January 2017

    Defamatory law: Major victory for Djemila Benhabib and the right to freedom of expression

    Mtre. Marc-André Nadon and Mtre. Amélie Dupras of PFD's Litigation group won an important defamation case with the dismissal of an action brought by a private Muslim school against writer, author, journalist and feminist activist Djemila Benhabib for comments she made during a radio interview with Benoît Dutrizac on 98,5 FM.