Dufresne Hébert Comeau
Paul A. VenneLawyer
Me Paul A. Venne has more than twenty-five (25) years of practice dedicated exclusively to labour and employment law in all its forms, be it in accreditation, grievance arbitration, labour standards, the Canada Labour Code, occupational health and safety or in the negotiation of collective agreements.
Me Ryan Schwartz represents the firm’s clients before the courts and administrative tribunals, and counsels and supports them in seeking pragmatic and effective solutions. He regularly drafts proceedings, briefs and legal opinions. Me Ryan Schwartz is bilingual and serves his clientele in both official languages.
Paul DupéréPartner, lawyer
Me Paul Dupéré began his practice in 1985 within the labour law group of the Société de transport de la Ville de Montréal’s legal department. In 1991, he pursued his career in labour law in large private firms, including Desjardins Ducharme and Guy & Gilbert. He is one of the founding partners of Dufresne Hébert Comeau.
Me Jean-François Girard is a biologist and attorney specializing in environmental and municipal law. He acts as legal advisor, represents clients before the courts and administrative tribunals and also drafts regulations, bylaws and agreements in all aspects of municipal affairs.
Me Catherine Dufresne joined the firm in 2016 after having completed her articling and practices mainly in litigation and in administrative law. She is regularly called upon to draft procedures, briefs and legal opinions in diverse areas of law, as well as to represent clients before the courts and administrative tribunals.
Me Pierre-Yves Arsenault specializes in occupational health and safety and in entertainment law. With regards to labour law, Me Arsenault possesses a vast experience in union accreditation, negotiation of collective agreements, management of workplace conflicts and grievance arbitration.
André C. GirouxLawyer
Me André C. Giroux has practiced in labour and employment law for over twenty (20) years. In particular, he acts in accreditation matters, in grievance arbitration, in human rights and labour standards, occupational health and safety, as well as in the negotiation of collective agreements for employers under both provincial and federal jurisdiction.
Me Patrice Ricard specializes in administrative and civil litigation. In this regard, he has had the opportunity to plead before all jurisdictions of Québec and before a good number of administrative tribunals including, the Tribunal administratif du Québec, the Commission de protection du territoire agricole and before the statutory tribunals in labour matters.
André ComeauPartner, lawyer
Me André Comeau is one of the founding members of the firm. His career of over forty (40) years has been entirely dedicated to municipal law. He acts as legal advisor as well as litigator. He also drafts municipal regulations and bylaws and agreement protocols relating to all aspects of municipal affairs.
Me Paul Adam possesses a vast experience of over 30 years in municipal law and acts as legal advisor for many municipalities across Quebec. In addition, he represents the interests of his municipal clientele before the various tribunals, be they judicial or administrative.