Mathieu joined Crawford in 2009. He has 18 years of experience in the insurance field. First hired as a property and casualty insurance agent, he then became a claims adjuster, an expertise he refined within independent claims adjuster firms. He handles files related to divided co-ownership properties as well as general liability, mainly for files concerning syndicates of co-owners and their administrators. His first experience with a divided co-ownership property was a significant loss (over $750,000), when a dishwasher caught fire in an apartment on the 16th floor of a high-end residential tower. Since then, he has taken interest in the issues divided co-ownership losses entail. In fact, he received training in this area from Emeritus Lawyer Yves Joli-Coeur.
A Laval lawyer, Marie-Josée practices in civil litigation, primarily in co-ownership and housing law. Marie-Josée was called upon very early on in her career to plead her cases which allowed her to acquire ease in front of different courts, such as the Tribunal administratif du logement, the Court of Quebec and the Superior Court.
A partner since 2012, Julie is co-director for the firm’s civil and commercial litigation sector.
As part of her practice, she appears before the civil courts but also in matters referred to arbitration and mediation. A legal advisor in the areas of transport law and construction law, she helps her clients in all areas of their activities. Julie regularly advises her transport law clients in matters concerning ground transportation of, mostly, goods and merchandise.
Me Julie Banville, avocate
Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur S.E.N.C.R.L
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Fond of legal challenges and debates, Raphaëlle is a member of our litigation team, especially in the area of latent defects. She also practices in the areas of construction law and real estate law.
During her studies, Raphaëlle was able to expand her knowledge by working in different areas, such as in a large financial services firm and an international firm.
She also completed an academic internship with the American-Turkish Council and participated in The Washington Center program, from which she received a bursary from the Department of State Foreign Service. Raphaëlle also has an MBA, which undoubtedly gives her an edge in understanding the issues affecting our business clients.
Her passion, determination and desire to be innovative in her law practice explain why Raphaëlle is a lawyer who is particularly appreciated by both her colleagues and her clients.
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.
Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) is a neutral and independent non‑profit organization. Its mandate is to administer the guarantee plan for new residential buildings in Quebec. Beyond that mission, GCR works to improve the quality of residential construction.
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.