Claude Paquet and his team join BCF

MONTREAL, Feb. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BCF Business Law is pleased to announce the arrival of Claude Paquet as a partner in our bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring group as well as our banking and financial services group, with Gary Rivard and Pierre-Marc Lemire, who also join those teams as lawyers.

"Claude and his team are the perfect additions to our banking and insolvency law groups. They are joining seasoned professionals and, along with our co-leaders Bertrand Giroux and Antoine Leduc in Montréal and François Valin and François Lefebvre in our Québec City offices, will strengthen BCF's ability to respond to the complex needs of our clients," said Managing Partner Mario Charpentier.

Claude Paquet practices banking, financing and restructuring law and also specializes in commercial litigation. Over the years, he has developed special expertise with respect to both litigation and business. His clientele consists primarily of financial institutions, receivers, debtors and creditors. His main areas of practice are commercial and banking litigation, liquidation, restructuring and proceedings in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He also has specific expertise in matters involving fraud and has developed an in-depth knowledge of agricultural issues.

Gary Rivard specializes in financial services law and focuses his practice on banking, insolvency and restructuring. Over the years, Gary has developed significant expertise in these matters, representing financial institutions, receivers, debtors and creditors. The files he has managed cover the full range of insolvency and restructuring situations, giving him a wealth of experience to draw upon in this area. Mr. Rivard also has specific expertise in secured transactions, hypothecary recourses, receiverships and seizures before judgment, as well as in cases of cheque and credit card fraud.

Pierre-Marc Lemire is a member of our civil and commercial litigation group and his practice encompasses all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, particularly banking, bankruptcy and insolvency law as well as restructuring. His expertise in these matters has allowed him to represent and advise several financial institutions, receivers, creditors and debtors in various mandates relating to hypothecary recourses, receiverships, seizures before judgement and civil liability.

About BCF

BCF has more than 200 lawyers and other professionals whose legal practice adapts to fit the changing needs of the business community. Its unique multidisciplinary team approach is designed to meet specific needs of companies. Being a member of Meritas International Network, a group of 7,000 professionals in more than 80 countries, BCF has a much sought-after expertise in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, Canadian and international tax systems, securities, venture capital, banking law, intellectual property, commercial litigation and insolvency, as well as real estate law, labour law, business immigration, international arbitration and entertainment, sports and media. BCF is a leader of business law in Québec and, since 2007, has been an annual winner of the Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program.

SOURCE BCF s.e.n.c.r.l.

For further information:

Thomas Roux
Advisor, Marketing and communications
514 397-2627 - c. 514 622-4105
thomas.roux@bcf.ca