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Education
  • D.E.S.S Université de Sherbrooke-Prévention et règlement des différents, 2012
  • Université de Sherbrooke (LL.B.), 2002
  • Université de Montpellier en France (LL.B.), 2002
Associations
  • Bar of Québec
  • Bar of Montréal
Assistant

Élizabeth Ortiz Santiago
+1-514-842-8891 extension 8277
elizabeth.ortiz-santiago@ljt.ca

Languages

English, French

Me Lessard practices essentially in civil and commercial litigation with a specialty in priorities and hypothecs, and in real estate law, construction law, labor law and co-ownership law. Also, Me Lessard represents on a regular basis private lenders and financial institutions in files touching the realisation of guaranties.

Me Lessard has also developed throughout the years a considerable experience in extraordinary recourses including injunctions, seizures and safeguard measures.

Finally, within the scope of his practice, Me Lessard is called to work in numerous files of sale and acquisition of companies. Olivier Lessard is known for his open mind approach and his interpersonal skills. He represents a varied clientele comprised of mainly small and medium size businesses: his main focus is to prove himself an essential business partner for his clients across Canada as well as those abroad, assist them in their various spheres of activity, and to maintain a lasting relationship of trust with them.

Mr. Lessard also takes special interest in alternative ways of settling disputes such as mediation, arbitration, and interest-based negotiation. He completed at the University of his DESS (Diplôme d’études supérieures specialisées) in prevention and dispute resolution in order to acquire added skills and resources to assist his clients more efficiently when involved in a dispute, and is accredited as a civil, commercial and labor law mediator in conformity with the requirements of the Quebec Bar.

Mr. Lessard regularly argues cases before all civil courts in Quebec.

Real estate and construction
Analyzing the tax aspects of acquiring, selling or holding real estate properties
Arranging and setting up the financial structure
Due diligence process, including titles searches and securities affecting the real property
Identifying and assessing a real estate project’s opportunities and risks, and hidden defects, condominiums and commercial leases
Identifying the optimal structure and best vehicle to adopt when acquiring real estate projects
Preparing all the documentation required for acquiring, developing, building, financing or negotiating a real estate sale
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