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Dedicated lawyers.
Services adapted to your business needs.

You build your business from the ground up. You have a vision. You pursue your goals.
The Bernier Beaudry approach is the perfect fit for you.

With our in-depth experience in various practice areas, our team of business lawyers can provide specialized, adapted solutions for every situation.

Accompanying  you through good times and bad.
Protecting your legal and financial interests.
Ensuring your business transactions go smoothly.

Banking and commercial law

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Banking law involves a complex group of regulations required by various financial institutions.

Commercial law involves a series of regulations required in a corporate and business framework.

Bernier Beaudry is well suited to become your legal business partner to help you navigate in the current economic situation, business is evolving rapidly in complex and constant shifts. We can offer simple legal assistance or assist in complex negotiations or litigation.

Our legal professionals can use their expertise to counsel, and represent you in the following situations:

  • Strategic and corporate structuring, public and private financing, pari passu amalgamations
  • Loan agreements and obtainment of corporate credit for your operations
  • Acquisition financing
  • Asset financing
  • Real Estate financing
  • Leasing
  • Subordinated debt
  • Venture capital
  • Establishment of securities and guarantees
  • Due diligence for private or public financing and other corporate and commercial transactions
  • Management of legal operations
  • Commercial and banking litigation
  • Legal representation in the judicial system before civil, administrative courts

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Civil and commercial litigation

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At Bernier Beaudry, our litigation team can represent you in court with confidence with a pertinent approach.

When legal situations become tumultuous, we can represent you and defend your rights and point of interests. Our litigation team is composed of experienced legal counsel ready to defend their clients rights.

Whether it is a personal pursuit or regarding the well being of your corporation, rest assured, that we will concentrate all the necessary resources and efforts to defend your objective.

Our legal professionals can use their expertise to counsel, and represent you in the following situations:

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Shareholder and associate mediation and conflict resolution
  •  Defamation
  • Commercial law
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Hypothecs and securities
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual property
  • Oppression remedy
  • Debt recovery
  • Civil liability
  • Succession
  • Employment
  • Latent defect
  • Professional law
  • Unfair competition
  • Extraordinary circumstances (injunction, mandamus)

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Bankruptcy and insolvency

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Although unfortunate, it is sometimes necessary and unavoidable that a corporation needs to seek legal counsel, especially regarding bankruptcy and insolvency law. Bearing this in mind, Bernier Beaudry has realized several mandates in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency law as legal before bankruptcy trustees, financial institutions, and unsecured creditors. Ideally, we will represent and guide you during the procedure ensuring that your best interests are conserved.

Our legal professionals can use their expertise to counsel, and represent you in the following situations:

  • Case management
  • Transfer of assets
  • Bankruptcy petition
  • Meeting of creditors
  • Proposals under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Notice of suspension
  • Recovery and liquidation of a company
  • Financial risk management
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency law
  • C36 Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
  • Prevention and management of the legal consequences of the application of the law

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Construction law

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Whether as part of a large-scale or residential construction project, Bernier Beaudry's team is there to advise builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry in the same way they’ve been advising them for the last 50 years: putting all our efforts into simplifying your life and minimizing your risks.
 
Our professionals will counsel you, simplify construction law issues for you and, when necessary, accompany you during your legal disputes. To do this, Bernier Beaudry offers alternative billing options including pre-established flat rates and project management estimates based on forecasts that can be made from the outset of a case. That way, you can manage your legal matters in the same way you manage your projects!
 
Here is a summary of our team’s areas of expertise:

  • Construction liens and suretyship: to secure the payment of your services rendered on a construction site;
  • Construction Contracts: so that your rights are well protected;
  • Bid Submission: to help you evaluate the conformity of a bid, advise you on the rules of awarding contracts through the BSDQ, a public or private call for tenders;
  • Claims for remedial work, supplementary work, construction site delays or other types of construction claims: to advise you and help you to exercise appropriate remedies;
  • Responsibility of construction professionals: to advise you in case of professional misconduct in the performance of duties and help you to exercise the appropriate remedies;
  • Contractor's license: to guide you in your dealings with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec for obtaining or maintaining a license, making a change of category or considering the obligation to hold a license or not;
  • Labor relations: to guide and advise you in your dealings with the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ);
  • Guarantee of new residential buildings: to advise you on the operation of the guarantee and to assist you in taking advantage of the Guarantee of new residential buildings.

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Business Sucession and estate planning

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Bernier Beaudry has been implicated in several business succession cases. The passing of the torch is an important part of today’s businesses.

Our team of professionals can counsel and accompany you in the planning of your business succession, always maintaining and protecting your interests.

  • Will
  • Incapacity mandate
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Inter vivos trust
  • Asset management company
  • Transfer agreement
  • Shareholder’s agreement
  • Financing
  • Litigation proceedings and legal representation before the courts

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Trademark

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Slogan, logos, symbols, caricatures, Websites or any combination thereof, constitutes a trademark. Your services are what distinguish you. Your ideas are unique, as well as your products. Bernier Beaudry knows how to protect your rights.

Our services include preliminary research regarding trademarks, trademark registration, and legal procedures regarding trademark infringement as well as trademark renewals. Bernier Beaudry can assist you in ensuring the exclusive use of your trademark and the protection of those rights.

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Business Law

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Over the years, Bernier Beaudry has developed a solid expertise in business law, ranging from business start-ups and well established corporations. Services range from assistance in the creation on a new entity, to its organisation, shareholder agreements, and legal verification of operations.

Our team can also assist in a legal reorganisation of your company, its financing and the emission of shares.

In truth, our team has many years experience in accompanying business owners in company fusions, acquisitions, sales or creation of a new corporation.

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Employment law

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Relations between employers and employees are not always without incidence unfortunately. It is crucial for an employer to manage employee relations efficiently and effectively. You can benefit from our seasoned veterans for legal advice regarding employee relations. We have assisted clients in proceedings in front of the ‘Commission des normes du travail du Québec’. We can prepare employment contracts, company employment policies, and employment termination clauses.

In addition, our professionals can accompany you and be present on site for any legal matter implicating employee relations. It is never too late to join a business partner that can assist you in your employment matters. Contact Bernier Beaudry.

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Securities law

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In a highly regulated branch, an effective team of professionals is crucial. Our clients are generally small businesses and corporation that are growing rapidly and need legal advise to explore the possibilities of a initial public offer.

The Bernier Beaudry team can accompany you in your journey towards an initial public offer on the stock exchange. Our team can assist in the preparation of your prospectus.

In addition, we can help you navigate the numerous compliance regulations that need to be respected.

  • Due Diligence
  • Initial public offer
  • Private investments
  • Contract preparation
  • Governance
  • Regulation compliance

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Compliance

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Bernier Beaudry now offers services in compliance with the ‘Autorité des marchés financiers’ numerous regulations. The service includes accompaniment in the establishment of a compliance manual, annual verification for any discrepancies with the numerous regulations that must be respected.

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Immigration law

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Did you know that Bernier Beaudry is also active in Immigration law? In order to meet the needs of our business clients, Bernier Beaudry created a subsidiary specializing in immigration law.

BB immigration offers full service for corporations and individuals that wish to navigate in immigration. Our objective is to offer alternate solutions for corporations facing a shortage of qualified employees as well as assist immigrant investors in the objective to immigrate to Canada.

Business immigration services

  • Legal counsel and assistance during the hiring process of hiring immigrant workers for local corporations.
  • Legal counsel and assistance for the transfer of employees abroad or the establishment of a subsidiary abroad.

Individual immigration services

Permanent Immigration

  • Qualified workers in the federal and provincial programs
  • Business owners (investors, entrepreneurs, and independant workers)
  • Sponsorship of family members
  • Permanent resident card

Temporary immigration

  • Work permit
  • Student permit
  • Visitor visa
  • Super visa for parents

Citizenship

Immigration litigation

  • Representation before the Immigration Appeal Division
  • Federal court of Canada

Stay informed! Visit www.bbimmigration.com

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Our down to earth, socially implicated, legal experts will offer specialized, reliable solutions adapted to each unique situation.

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Bernier Beaudry offers a stimulating dynamic environment that allows you to flourish professionally. Choose Bernier Beaudry for your law career.

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Did you know…

More than 25 years ago, in an attempt to intervene in urgent immigration files, the federal government introduced on-call services on a voluntary basis by it jurist employees. These jurists were allowed to enroll in the on-call services, which would ensure their availability and their presence after work hours as well as weekends. Their usual compensation for this service would be supplemental hours or paid leave for their on-call hours served.

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