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  • November 2018

    Conference

    On October 19, Samuel Vaillancourt gave a talk on how legalizing cannabis impacts young people

  • November 2018

    Conference

    On October 19, Mtre Daniel Goupil led a conference on the recent developments in municipal law at the ADMQ's Zone Laurentides seminar.

  • November 2018

    PFD Lawyers is proud to have represented Groupe Touchette during the acquisition of Atlas Tire Wholesale

    Mtre Martin Laurendeau, Mtre Pascal Comeau and the entire PFD team are proud to have advised and supported Groupe Touchette throughout the process leading up to its major transaction.

  • November 2018

    PFD Lawyers is once again amongst the top 300 most important SMEs in Quebec!

    On October 27, 2018, Les Affaires magazine published the list of the top 300 most important SMEs in Quebec.

  • November 2018

    Conference

    On October 17, Samuel Bergeron and Jean-Philippe Desabrais led a discussion entitled L'impact de l'Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) sur les projets de construction.

  • November 2018

    Cannabis legalization: radio interview on CIME, La couleur musicale des Laurentides

    On October 16, Amélie Chouinard gave an interesting interview on the repercussions of the legalization of cannabis in the workplace on the Allez hop, bon matin :) morning show on CIME, La couleur des Laurentides.

  • November 2018

    Conference

    On November 14, Amélie Chouinard and Maxime Arcand will speak to members of the Chambre de commerce du Grand Mont-Tremblant at a conference entitled Milieu de travail et cannabis : De nouveaux enjeux ou un pétard mouillé? to demystify the impacts of the legalization of cannabis on work relations management.

  • October 2018

    Conference

    On October 4th and September 11th, Mtre Amélie Chouinard and Mtre Maxime Arcand gave a conference on cannabis and the workplace entitled Milieu de travail et cannabis : De nouveaux enjeux ou un pétard mouillé? to demystify the impacts of the upcoming legalization of marijuana on labour relations management.

  • October 2018

    Formation Succès-Relève

    On Wednesday, November 3, Mtre Francis Chaussé will lead a training session in collaboration with the Centre de transfert d'entreprise du Québec (CTEQ) as part of the Succès-Relève programme.

  • October 2018

    17th edition of the Grande dégustation des vins du monde

    Mtre Francis Chaussé, chair of the Fondation Richelieu Saint-Jérôme, would like to invite you to the 17th edition of the Grande dégustation des vins du monde winetasting event to benefit the Fondation de l'Hôpital Régional de St-Jérôme on October 19 at the Best Western Hotel in St-Jérôme.

  • October 2018

    Golf tournament to benefit the Fondation Émile-Z.-Laviolette

    On September 13, the Century 21 Réalité golf tournament was held at Club de golf Glendale in Mirabel to raise funds for the Fondation Émile-Z.-Laviolette. Mtre Marc-André Nadon represented the firm at the event.

  • September 2018

    Swearing-in

    On July 27th, Mtre. Philippe Bédard, who articled at the firm, was sworn in.

  • September 2018

    Community involvement

    Mtre Francis Chaussé recently accepted to serve as president of the Fondation du Club Richelieu de Saint-Jérôme for the 2018-2019 period.

  • September 2018

    Vélo à notre santé 2018

    On September 9, the Fondation de l'Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme held its annual Vélo à notre santé event along the bike path of the P'tit Train du Nord linear park. As they do every year, PFD staff members came together and formed an impressive 41- member squad that even took home the award for the largest team!

  • September 2018

    Lawyers from PFD will be teaching Constitutional Law at the University of Montreal

    Mtre Samuel Bachand and Mtre Marc-André Nadon of our firm will be teaching "Libertés publiques" at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Law next fall.

  • Août 2018

    7th edition of the lobster and steak benefit dinner raising funds for the Fondation Émile-Z.-Laviolette

    On May 31, Mtre Alexandre Lebeau and Mtre Marc-André Nadon took part in the seventh edition of the Homards et boeuf benefit dinner to raise funds for the Fondation Émile-Z.-Laviolette

  • July 2018

    CÉGEP de Saint-Jérôme recognizes academic excellence

    On May 24, CÉGEP de Saint-Jérôme held its 24th Mérite étudiant ceremony to recognize academic excellence. The Fondation du CÉGEP de Saint-Jérôme, Desjardins and a number of other partners awarded more than 70 scholarships valued at over $20 000 in total. PFD offered two scholarships to its paralegal students in the Relève category of the student program.

  • July 2018

    Summer is here!

    All PFD employees gathered at our Boisbriand office this past Wednesday, June 20th for a festive Food Truck lunch to welcome the summer in style. The PFD team wishes all its clients, partners and friends a wonderful summer !!!

  • July 2018

    Vélo à notre santé 2018

    Again this year, the PFD team will be taking part in the Vélo à notre santé fundraiser for the Fondation de l'Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme. The 19th edition of the cycling event will be held on Sunday, September 9 along the bike path of the P'tit train du Nord linear park.

  • July 2018

    Boards of directors

    Mtre Amanda Taddeo and Mtre Jean-Philippe Desabrais were appointed to the board of directors of the Jeune Barreau Laurentides-Lanaudière to serve as administrators. Mtre Taddeo is also a member of the board of directors of the youth wing of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Les Moulins.

  • July 2018

    Official opening of the community social pediatrics centre in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

    The Centre de pédiatrie sociale Coeur des Laurentides in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts was officially inaugurated on March 17, 2018.

  • July 2018

    The Comité relève de l'Orchestre symphonique de Laval hosts EN 1990 !

    On June 14, the Comité relève de l'Orchestre symphonique de Laval hosted EN 1990 !, a private fundraising show.

  • July 2018

    Fondation Monbourquette golf tournament

    On June 18, Fondation Monbourquette held its annual golf tournament. PFD was among the sponsors of the event, which raised $186 000 for Maison Monbourquette, a non-profit organization that provides support services to bereaved people.

  • July 2018

    Association des femmes d'assurance de Montréal: 40th annual golf tournament

    On June 28, the Association des femmes d'assurance de Montréal (AFAM) held its 40th annual golf tournament at Hillsdale Golf Club.

  • June 2018

    Courir à notre santé

    On June 3rd, PFD employees and their families enthusiastically took part in the Courir à notre santé fundraiser to benefit the Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme.

  • June 2018

    Benefit evening THÉÂTRE & TERROIR

    On 20 June, 2018, the 7th Edition of the theatrical company and non-profit organization Le Petit Théâtre du Nord's benefit evening THÉÂTRE & TERROIR will take place. Along with Mrs. Sophie Lorrain, Mtre Étienne Ruel will be co-president of honour at this event.

  • June 2018

    Course Nature Rivière-du-Nord

    This past Sunday May 27, the team at PFD participated in the fourth edition of the Course Nature Rivière-du-Nord, a family event promoting physical activity.

  • May 2018

    Award of distinction

    On April 20, at the annual congress of the Barreau de Laurentides Lanaudière, Mtre Stéphanie Provost received the Prix distinction of the Jeune Barreau de Laurentides-Lanaudière in recognition of her exceptional professional and social contributions. Congratulations, Stéphanie!

  • May 2018

    Défi course et marche Desjardins

    On May 6th, the PFD team once again took part in the Défi course et marche Desjardins. It was the 16th edition of the annual event, which is organized by Club Lions de Ste-Thérèse and Club d'athlétisme Corsaire Chaparal.

  • May 2018

    Training session

    On April 19, Mtre Marc-André Nadon led a training session on trademarks at the Rendez-Vous Croissance organized by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie MRC de Deux-Montagnes (CCI2M).

  • May 2018

    PFD Municipal training courses

    Mtre Joanne Côté and Mtre Daniel Goupil of our municipal law group led recently training sessions.

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  • April 2018

    2018 Gala Zénith finalists' cocktail

    The finalists' cocktail of the 2018 Gala Zénith organized by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie du St-Jérôme Métropolitain was held on March 28 at Volkswagen Laurentides de Saint-Jérôme.

  • April 2018


  • April 2018

    PFD is growing!

    We are very pleased to announce that Mtre Isabelle Thiffault has joined the PFD team. Mtre Thiffault practices out of our Boisbriand office primarily in the fields of business, corporate and transactional law.

  • March 2018

    PFD is growing!

    We are very pleased to announce that Mtre Samuel Bachand has joined the PFD team. Mtre Bachand practices out of our Boisbriand office primarily in the fields of administrative and constitutional law, civil liability, and construction law.

  • March 2018

    PFD Lawyers names two new partners!

    It is with great pride that PFD Lawyers announces the nomination of two new partners : Mtre Marie-Sophie Marceau and Mtre François Laplante.

  • March 2018

    Networking activity - CPS Le Faubourg 25th anniversary gala dinner

    On March 14, Mtre Amélie Chouinard and Mtre Stéphanie Provost will take part in a gala dinner hosted by the Centre de prévention suicide (CPS) Le Faubourg at Club de golf Les Quatre Domaines.

  • March 2018

    Training session - Roles and responsibilities of elected officials

    On March 17, Mtre Stéphanie Provost will lead a training session on the roles and responsibilities of the elected officials of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités.

  • March 2018

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

    Mackrell International (MI) has secured its sixth consecutive ranking in the Chambers Directory as a world-leading global network. PFD Lawyers, which has been a member of MI since 2015, is one of more than 90 members representing 4500 lawyers working in 60 countries. The network has boosted its coverage in Africa and South America and continues to deliver global expertise with local influence in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

  • February 2018

    PFD wins its case before the Court of Appeal of Québec

    On January 25, Mtre Eloïse Pion won her case before the Court of Appeal of Québec when it dismissed the opposing party's appeal.

  • February 2018

    Annual lawyers' day

    The firm's annual lawyers' day was held on Saturday, January 27. The program included a conference by Carol Allain on the generation gap entitled Le Choc des Générations and a cooking lesson by Ateliers & Saveurs. Those in attendance donated the tapas they made to the Patricia Mackenzie Pavilion of the Old Brewery Mission, which supports homeless women.

  • February 2018

    Training session: Adoption of Bill 122 - Impacts on urban planning and development and accountability to citizens

    Mtre Joanne Côté will lead a training session organized by the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec entitled L'adoption du Projet de loi n° 122 - impacts au niveau de l'aménagement et de l'urbanisme et de la reddition de comptes aux citoyens on January 31 and February 1 and again on February 28 and March 1 in Val-David.

  • February 2018

    Appointment

    In December, the board of directors of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval appointed Mtre Marc-André Nadon as an administrator.

  • February 2018

    Career day

    On January 26, the PFD team was on hand to meet with students at the 2018 Journée carrière interfacultaire was held at Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal.

  • February 2018

    Networking activity: 6 à 8 Inter-jeunes Chambre

    On February 8, Mtre Stéphanie Provost and Mtre Jean-Philippe Desabrais will take part in the 6 à 8 Inter-jeunes Chambre networking activity, which brings together the youth wings of six chambers of commerce in the Laurentides, Lanaudière and Laval regions.

  • February 2018

    Networking activity: Journée Entreprendre en région

    On February 7, Mtre Stéphanie Provost and the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Saint-Jérôme Métropolitain (CCISJM) will be taking part in the Entreprendre en region event. Later that evening, Mtre Étienne Morin, Mtre Amélie Chouinard and Mtre Pascal Comeau will join Mtre Provost at the Souper Tournant dinner organized by the CCISJM.

  • February 2018

    Hiver à notre santé

    On Saturday, February 3rd, PFD Avocats took part in the fifth edition of Hiver à notre santé. The firm was a major sponsor of the event, which raised $42 000 for the Fondation de l'hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme.

  • January 2018

    20th anniversary of call to the Bar

    The entire PFD team would like to congratulate Mtre. Julie Lavoie on her 20-year career as a lawyer and member of the Barreau du Québec.

  • January 2018

    Nomination

    In January 2018, the board of directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada confirmed the appointment of Mtre. Jean-François Mallette as chair of the auto damage appraisers' disciplinary committee.

  • January 2018

    Support Payments

    The support payments indexation rate for 2018 is 1.5%. As of January 1, 2018, all support payments will therefore be automatically indexed.