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Associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s Transportation and Logistics group. Practice focuses on regulatory compliance, licencing, contracts, and M&As. Provides advice in connection with motor and rail carrier compliance, including carrier and vehicle registrations, special permits, dangerous goods. Defends regulatory prosecutions brought in respect of those requirements. Offers contractual solutions and advice with respect to liability and exposure to risk to rail carriers, owners of rail rolling stock, motor carriers, brokers and 3PL/4PL, shippers, governments, storers, warehousemen, municipalities and other stakeholders in the road and rail transportation and logistics industry. Provides advice and guidance with respect to the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones). Experience with both asset and share transactions.


Quebec Bar, 2014

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association, (Ontario) Criminal Lawyers Association, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, (U.S.) Transportation Lawyers Association, Quebec Defence Lawyers Association, Quebec City Defence Lawyers Association.


Publications in The Transportation Lawyer, McCarthy Tétrault MOVES (blog editor).


Composer and trumpet player since 1999. Composed original scores for Scapegoat Carnivale musicals Medea and The Bacchae. Appeared on over 25 recordings as a trumpeter. Performed/recorded with Anthony Braxton, Colin Stetson, Matana Roberts, Dany Placard, and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band.