Real estate law, particularly the laws of co-ownership as well as administrative, including transportation law, dominate Michel's practice. He also works in civil and commercial litigation.
Michel has pleaded before all civil courts and several administrative tribunals in Quebec; he has been to the Supreme Court of Canada four times, in particular on the Reference regarding Secession of Quebec and twice, as a lawyer of the Quebec Bar, in cases related to litigation privilege and the unauthorized practice of law.
Richard LeCouffe has been a lawyer since 1976. He is a graduate from the Université de Montréal, from which institution he received his law degree (LL.L.) in 1974.
During his career, although Me LeCouffe was mostly involved in labour and employment law affairs and negotiating labour collective agreements, he also had the opportunity to become very familiar with condominium law. Among other things, he has contributed in the writing of many articles, books, conferences, memoirs and legal procedures on the latter subject.
Michael Chetboun created Sequoia Property Management 10 years ago. This firm has developed extensive expertise in co-ownership management and manages 6,000 condos in the greater Montreal area.
He mainly deals with the development of his company's business and offers his services (as a consultant) to syndicates of co-ownership. He meets their various needs, whether in terms of management or understanding how a co-ownership works.
Michael Chetboun holds a master's degree in Econometrics and an MBA in Finance. He teaches courses in co-ownership management at McGill University and the University of Quebec at Montreal (ESG UQAM), as well as at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent. He is also on the Board of Directors of the RGCQ, and as such, participates in numerous international seminars and conferences dealing with co-ownership.
Me Ginette Allard has more than thirty years of experience as notary. She has worked in various areas of law including co-ownership. The loyal relationship she maintains with her clients is based on the quality of her services.
She has given several lectures to financial institutions, real estate brokerage offices, Real Estate and Condominium Exhibition (Salon de l’immobilier et de la copropriété) and has participated in television programs on the subjects. She is also a lecturer for the condominium diploma in notarial law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Sherbrooke.
Jocelyn Bédard is an expert in building envelope sealing with a real talent for improving existing windows to their original performance. Equipped with an inventive mind and problem-solving skills, Mr. Bédard designs and creates a vast range of components that are designed to increase the energy efficiency of a window. This significant contribution, which combines innovation and know-how, contributes to the success of Fenestra Group.
A former helicopter pilot assigned to forest fires in northern Quebec, Mr. Bedard attended the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and has received training in machining, welding, hydraulics, etc. Mr. Bédard is also President and Co-Founder of Fenestra Group, Director of Research and Development (R&D), and responsible for any issue pertaining to building envelope sealing. A strong advocate of sustainable development, he took his first steps in 1994, when he founded Bioverdure, the first certified organic fertilization company in Quebec.
Aline Desormeaux (CPA, CA, Adm.) holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from UQAM and is a member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec and of the Order of Chartered Administrators of Quebec.
Chartered Professional Accountant since 1992, she specializes in audit, review engagement and notice to the reader, and more particularly as an auditor for several condominium syndicates in Montreal, Nun’s Island, Laval and Mont-Tremblant. She also offers tax planning for corporation, individuals and estate, and financial forecasts services.
Working for Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) from 1981 to 1998 as a property manager and project technologist, Réjean Touchette carried out more than 1,800 construction projects dealing with the various technical aspects of buildings (architecture, engineering civil engineering, mechanics and electricity).
Concurrently, in August 1992, he co-founded, with partners, a company to draft the plans of numerous construction projects. In 2006, the company became Cossette et Touchette and the group specializes in drafting asset management plans, property status and contingency funds reports.