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About us

YOUR
PARTNER

AVENS Montréal is a passion project founded by four attorneys, driven by a shared desire to take the practice of law to a new level, through business-embedded client support.

The root of the partnership begins in 1999 when Catherine Cloutier and Martin Cabanes were articling in a Montreal based law firm and went on to gain valuable experience in major law firms which led to the creation of their own in 2007. Bound by their unwavering friendship, Catherine and Martin, together built a multidisciplinary team… a little family.

In 2011, just a few streets away, in the offices of Roussin Lessard, Golmehr Attaran began her career alongside Daniel Roussin, who generously shared his experience. Their strong professional affinity imminently became obvious, and they used that strength to build deep, strong and unique relationships with their clients. They, too, were growing quickly and dreaming of expansion…

It was in July 2018 that the four future partners met through an unexpected but happy coincidence. Upon realizing their shared values, they quickly came to the same conclusion: Partners they would be!

Soon after, they went to a fateful meeting in Paris, France, that would leave a lasting mark on the careers of the four new partners. After meeting with AVENS Lehman & Associés — a Parisian law firm founded in 1991 with whom Daniel Roussin had created a business relationship for the past decade—the partners decided that “Roussin Cloutier Cabanes Attaran” would become AVENS Montréal, the North American presence of AVENS. AVENS Montréal operations officially launch in May 2019.

This new alliance provides AVENS Paris and AVENS Montréal with their first steps toward international expansion, and the two offices conveniently correspond to the locations of several clients.

Mission

SUPPORTING
YOUR EVOLUTION

AVENS Montréal’s mission is to become a strategic partner, guiding businesses toward success.

Founded by business lawyers who understand your reality, AVENS Montréal provides comprehensive business law services under one roof so they can help with any situation.

Vision

COURAGE
AND CREATIVITY

At AVENS Montréal, we take a unique approach to the law: we are focused on results and on the ability to face any challenge with ease by using our greatest strength: thinking differently.

We share in your courage, your fighting spirit and your creative energy by being where you are—in your offices, plants, and real estate and construction sites—helping your company become all you’ve imagined it could be.

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