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Daniel Lafortune

Called to the Québec Bar in 1984.
LL.M., International Commercial Law, University of London, 1988.
LL.M., Commercial Law, Université de Montréal, 1987.
LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1983.

Mr. Daniel Lafortune practices in corporate and commercial law as well as in intellectual property law. Moreover, he acts as legal counsel to many businesses, their directors and officers, and their shareholders.

As principal counsel or in an advisory role to foreign law firms, he has been involved in numerous public and private financing projects, major commercial transactions, and corporate reorganizations, including the sale or purchase or merger of corporations, as well as in major commercial litigation, including shareholders’ litigation. Since first beginning his practice, Mr. Lafortune has worked on files involving audiovisual production and distribution and in files involving professional partnerships.

From 1989 to 2018, he has been, among others, a lecturer in the commercial law master program (commercial contracts) and in the bachelor of law degree program (corporate law) at Université de Montréal.

From 2002 until 2004, he has taught forensic accounting as a course lecturer at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Mr. Lafortune also taught commercial law at École de formation professionnelle du Barreau du Québec in 1995 and 1996, was a lecturer at the notarial law program at Université de Montréal in 2000 and 2001 and was a lecturer in export law at HEC Montréal in 1990.

In addition to being a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Mr. Lafortune is also a member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière and the American Bar Association.

From its inception until 2005, he was on the board of directors of the Centre de droit des affaires et du commerce international (CDACI), of the law faculty at Université de Montréal.

Mr. Lafortune has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and published many texts in his fields of expertise.

Mr. Lafortune is a lifetime governor of the Québec Bar Foundation.

Moreover, he holds the positions of director or secretary of various corporations.

Throughout his studies, he obtained many awards for excellence, including the Québec Bar award, the Junior Bar Association of Montréal award, the Pérodeau award, the Berthelot award and the Barreau de Paris award. Furthermore, Mr. Lafortune has received grants from the F.C.A.R. and the Jules-Léger foundations, as well as from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He was a Commonwealth scholar.