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Bar(s) : du Québec, 1999
Sophie-Anne Décarie has significant and varied experience as a lawyer in complex civil and commercial litigation before several court proceedings including various forms of appeal including long-term trials, extraordinary appeals and appeals to the Quebec Court of Appeal, in such as construction law, real estate law, commercial law, civil liability, franchise law and insurance law.
Also, she has significant experience as a lawyer in complex negotiation. Participated in a hundred amicable settlement conferences or negotiation meetings.
Mrs Décarie has also significant experience as a lawyer in drafting or reviewing custom contracts, including shareholder agreements, commercial leases, purchase/sale of shares or assets included in large-scale commercial transactions.
Previously, Mrs. Décarie was a lawyer and chair of the Decarie Lawyers team, overseeing and directing the other lawyers on the team and participating in the development of strategies for several cases based on clients’ needs and in their best interests.
Mrs Décarie also acts as an ad litem lawyer for Mr. Benoit Achom Makoma in the class action in which he represents a group of victims estimated at 19,000 members.
Advanced professional training in “Civil and commercial mediation”, University of Sherbrooke, 2017
Pleading technique from the “National Institute for Trial Advocacy”, University of Sherbrooke, 2009
Called to the Quebec Bar, 1999
Bachelor degree in Law, Laval University, with best score of the class, 1998
Studies in Political science , University of Ottawa, Dean’s Honour List, 1995
Recipient of the 2012 BNI-East Networker of the Year Award
Third highest score in the cohort to obtain a Bachelor of Law degree at Laval University, 1998
Dean’s Honour Roll of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, 1995
University of Ottawa Scholarship, Academic Excellence, 1994