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.