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Mile Wright joins NOVAlex: a strengthened business law team and ever greater social impact

Montréal, May 3, 2021 – The cofounders of NOVAlex Law Firm Inc. (“NOVAlex”), Ryan Hillier and Sophie Tremblay, are delighted to announce that boutique business law firm Mile Wright & Co Inc. (“Mile Wright”), led by Marie-Eve Ferland and Sandrine Tremblay, is joining their team of experienced lawyers as of today. All Mile Wright team members, who specialize in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, infrastructure and construction, and labour and employment law, will now practice under the NOVAlex banner. This brings NOVAlex’s roster to 26 lawyers and increases its support staff capacity, for the benefit of both firms’ clients.

Mile Wright’s integration aligns with NOVAlex’s growth strategy and will help further position the firm as a leader in corporate and commercial law, while increasing the reach of its social impact business model. Since its establishment in 2016, NOVAlex’s mission has been to make top-notch legal services accessible to all by giving back one hour of free legal services to eligible low-income individuals, non-profit organizations and social enterprises for every hour of paid legal services provided to a business client. As such, Mile Wright’s team will increase NOVAlex’s ability to meet its commercial and pro bono clients’ business law needs.

“We are happy to welcome the Mile Wright team, whose values of excellence and social involvement align perfectly with ours. Our combined expertise will help make NOVAlex a preferred partner for local and international companies across all growth stages in the context of transactions and major infrastructure and construction projects. More than ever, we are committed to driving our clients’ success by providing them with personalized, high-added-value services in various areas of law,” said NOVAlex CEO Ryan Hillier.

For Mile Wright’s cofounders, this next step in their entrepreneurial journey is a natural continuation of their successful business project, which prioritizes helping clients carry out successful projects and employees lead fulfilling careers. Marie-Eve Ferland and Sandrine Tremblay stated that: “Over the last five years, we’ve worked alongside NOVAlex’s cofounders both as entrepreneurs and lawyers and it is clear that we have each been bold and innovative in developing our respective firms. We are proud to have been at the head of a human-oriented firm lead by women who are recognized for their skill and creativity. With NOVAlex, we are taking a step further, uniting with a group of like-minded people in a work environment that inspires excellence, but also collaboration and balance. We are delighted to be joining forces with NOVAlex and continuing, together, to revolutionize the private practice of law.”

About Novalex

Founded in 2016, NOVAlex is a business law firm and pro bono legal clinic offering a wide range of blue chip legal services. Its legal professionals come from major firms or well-known companies and believe in a personalized approach to helping clients meet their goals. NOVAlex is the first and only B Corp certified law firm in Quebec. For every hour of paid legal services provided to a business client, NOVAlex gives one hour of free legal services to eligible low-income individuals, non-profit organizations and social enterprises.

About Mile wright

Established in 2016, Mile Wright specializes in business law and provides premier strategic advice in all areas of business to a diverse clientele that includes medium-sized and large companies, start-ups, financial institutions, government agencies, investment funds, charitable organizations and individuals.

Mile Wright professionals joining NOVAlex:

  • Marie-Eve Ferland, partner, cofounder
  • Sandrine Tremblay, partner, cofounder
  • Sue Wang, associate
  • Catherine Ducharme, associate
  • Myriam Cloutier-Martel, paralegal
  • Camille Azaïs, senior manager – marketing and client services

For more information :
Marie-Eve M. Garant
(514) 969-4688 / mgarant@lepinemarketing.ca