News, Press release
Appointment of Co-leaders of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group
Montreal, February 13, 2023 – Novalex is delighted to announce that partners Stephanie Lisa Roberts and Étienne Bisson-Michaud have been appointed as Co-Leaders of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.
Through their extensive experience as litigators and strategic advisors to our clients, their complementary areas of expertise and their servant leadership towards their colleagues, Stephanie and Étienne are the ideal pair to lead our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. As Novalex continues to grow and explore new opportunities, they will ensure the seamless handling of client mandates and the development of promising talent within their team.
“Since joining Novalex, Stephanie and Étienne have earned the trust of clients and colleagues alike, thanks to the depth of their legal expertise and their benevolence towards everyone they deal with. We are confident that their appointment at the head of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group will only strengthen Novalex’s growing position in Québec as the team of choice for litigation, arbitration and mediation matters of all types,” said Ryan Hillier, CEO and co-founder of Novalex.
Stephanie Lisa Roberts
Stephanie Lisa Roberts is a litigator and a leading practitioner of public and administrative law. She has acted in major land claims and Aboriginal rights cases brought by various First Nations across the province. Also recognized for the depth of her expertise in constitutional law, she has successfully represented various provincial government departments in appeals based on Charter rights and freedoms, always with a view to finding tailored solutions.
Stephanie teaches civil evidence and representation at the École du Barreau du Québec. Engaged in the legal community, she has served as an administrator with the Quebec Bar, has been appointed to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada since 2021 and was elected as a councillor of the Bar of Montreal in 2022.
An experienced lawyer, Étienne Bisson-Michaud’s practice focuses on all aspects of litigation, including providing opinions and strategic advice, drafting procedures, and representing clients before the trial, appeal and administrative courts of Quebec. He has extensive expertise in various types of litigation, including commercial and contractual law, construction law, shareholder disputes, product liability and extraordinary remedies such as injunctions, safeguard orders and seizures before judgment. In addition, Étienne has been called upon to represent clients in complex commercial arbitration, which has allowed him to develop a solid expertise in this area. He also represents a major food retailer in criminal litigation.
Working mainly in the areas of real estate law, commercial leases and the implementation and enforcement of mortgage guarantees, he regularly advises various real estate industry companies, such as developers, builders, owners and managers of commercial buildings, contractors and condominium corporations.
Founded in 2016, Novalex is a business law firm and pro bono legal clinic offering a broad range of legal services. Its legal professionals come from major law firms, preeminent corporate departments and government agencies, and share a customized approach to helping their clients achieve their objectives. Novalex is the first and only law firm in Quebec to receive B Corp certification.
Source: Myriam Veilleux
Senior Manager – Marketing & Communications
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