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2019-11-18

BGO – Legal Strengthens its Position in the Legal World by Merging with Dunton Rainville, Lawyers and Notaries

Announcement

Montreal, November 18, 2019 - By merging today with the law firm Dunton Rainville, the commercial boutique law firm, BGO – Legal, is undoubtedly strengthening its position in the legal world.

"My colleagues and I believe that merging with a firm of Dunton Rainville's stature will significantly contribute to the optimization of our services in all our areas of activity and to the development of our business throughout Quebec," said Me Dominique Gilbert, one of BGO – Legal's founding partners.

"We are very proud to continue our expansion in the City of Sherbrooke and to welcome a dynamic team of experienced professionals whose reputation is well established,to our ranks," said Me Yanick Tanguay, Vice Chairman of Dunton Rainville’s Executive Committee.

Lawyers recognized in their field

In 2017, Me Dominique Gilbert and Me Andrée-Anne Ouimette joined forces to establish a boutique commercial law firm. Today, BGO –Legal has 12 employees at its offices at 20 Bryant Street in Sherbrooke, including the following five lawyers:

Me Dominique Gilbert

Me Andrée-Anne Ouimette

Me Cynthia Coutu

Me Abelle L’Écuyer-Legault

Me Denis Luc Blouin

Me Alexandre Dumas, currently a partner in Dunton Rainville's Montreal office, will join them shortly. Me Dumas will bring 20 years of experience in civil litigation and real estate law to the team.

In the foreground : lawyers Andrée-Anne Ouimette and Jean-Jacques Rainville, Chairman of the Board. In the back, left to right: lawyers Denis Luc Blouin, Abelle L’Écuyer-Legault, Dominique Gilbert, Yanick Tanguay, Cynthia Coutu and  Alexandre Dumas

"The BGO – Legal team is very excited by the prospect of being able to continue practising commercial law at Dunton Rainville, as it will provide us with access to much broader and more varied legal expertise for the benefit of our clients," said Me Andrée-Anne Ouimette, adding that this approach is fully aligned with the vision she and her colleagues share for the future.

Me Ouimette was impressed by Dunton Rainville's entrepreneurial business model and expressed her confidence that the firm will provide high-quality support and the autonomy necessary to enable the Sherbrooke team to continue to offer a unique customer experience combined with competitive pricing. "We will be there for each other," she concluded.

Dunton Rainville LLP is a firm composed of nearly 250 individuals, including over 100 lawyers, notaries and labour relations advisors, who work in our Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Joliette, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and now Sherbrooke offices. Our professionals have leading-edge expertise and the firm acts in all areas requiring legal services, particularly in commercial, banking and real estate matters, labour, employment and immigration law, public, municipal, education and health law, as well as in civil, insurance, construction and family law. Dunton Rainville is a member of the global network of leading law firms, SCG Legal.

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For more information, please contact:

Me Yanick Tanguay
Dunton Rainville LLP
(514) 866-6743
ytanguay@duntonrainville.com

Me Dominique Gilbert
Me Andrée-Anne Ouimette
BGO – Legal
(819) 481-0324
dgilbert@bgolegal.ca
aouimette@bgolegal.ca

By Bridget Ann Peterson