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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. Lafortune practices in corporate and commercial law as well as in intellectual property law, and is a trademark agent. 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,  [next]
[previous]  and corporate reorganizations, including the sale or purchase of companies, as well as major commercial litigation, including shareholders' litigation.

Since first beginning his practice, Mr. Lafortune has worked on dossiers involving audiovisual production and distribution.

Since 1989, he has been a lecturer in the drafting of commercial contracts and in corporate law with the law faculty of 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 and was a lecturer in export law at the HEC in 1990.  [next]
[previous]  In addition to being a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Mr. Lafortune also belongs to the Fiscal and Financial Planning 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), which is part of the law faculty at the 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 governor of the Québec Bar Foundation.

Moreover, he holds the positions of director or secretary of various organizations.  [next]
[previous]  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.