Top 10 Quebec regional firms for 2024–25 revealed by Canadian Lawyer

Service excellence, technology integration, and a thriving corporate culture set the winners apart

Top 10 Quebec regional firms for 2024–25 revealed by Canadian Lawyer

From thousands of votes by the magazine’s readers and amid 38 nominees, the reigning champions from Canadian Lawyer’s previous ranking have once again made the list for this year’s top 10 Quebec regional firms.

These legal titans have remained at the forefront of the province’s legal landscape due to their consistent dedication to cutting-edge expertise, excellent service, technology integration, and efforts to nurture a thriving corporate culture.

When asked about the hallmarks of a leading firm, the winners emphasized the importance of being able to navigate changes in technology and economic conditions. Leading firms excel in fostering alliances, engaging and motivating staff, and embracing the future. They adopt bold, innovative, and collaborative approaches to assist them in obtaining optimal client results.

Dunton Rainville LLP, one of this year’s awardees, underscores the value of proximity to its clients so that it can deliver personalized services and achieve effective results. The firm devotes time to getting to know and understanding its clients and their situations so that it can help them attain not only short-term success but also long-term growth.

“In doing business with us, our clients know they can count on the advice of homegrown professionals who understand their reality and needs,” says Yanick Tanguay, Dunton Rainville’s vice president.

“Our clients trust the people invested in their area and, throughout our locations, we have all the power of a big firm but the ability to be agile,” he adds.

The firm has laid down roots in seven locales and has grown its real estate, commercial, and banking practice areas. Its other areas of legal service include labour, employment, immigration law, public law, municipal law, education and health law, civil law, family law, insurance, and construction.

The firm makes a point of forming strong bonds and locally investing in its people. It has hired new partners and has committed to nurturing its new talent. Its senior lawyers mentor, give advice, and assign cases to these new hires.

The firm’s lawyers identify young talent while out in the field and through their involvement with Quebec’s law schools. The firm gives its young lawyers room for growth and accomplishment. “We want them to grow so the company can continue strengthening its leadership position,” Tanguay tells Canadian Lawyer.

Apart from Dunton Rainville LLP, the other winning firms are Lavery de Billy LLP, Langlois Lawyers LLP, Cain Lamarre LLP, BCF Business Law, Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur SENCRL, De Grandpré Chait SENCRL, Stein Monast LLP, Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP, and Robinson Sheppard Shapiro LLP.

“A leading law firm in Quebec sets itself apart by providing in-depth advice on complex issues and doing so uncompromisingly,” says Anik Trudel, Lavery’s chief executive officer. “It must deliver effective results through a full range of legal services supported by strong technology to meet client needs and expectations.”

“With its full range of firms, including regional, national, global, and boutique, Quebec’s legal industry has always been and continues to be well equipped and well positioned to meet the market’s evolving and growing needs,” says Jean-François Gagnon, CEO of Langlois.

Canadian Lawyer congratulates the top 10 Quebec regional firms for 2024–25. More information on the winners can be found here.

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