1175 Bernard Avenue West, Suite 204, Outremont, QC H2V 1V5
Whether it is to enlighten you on legal matters concerning your business or manage your civil and commercial litigation cases, our experienced lawyers in Outremont are at your service. Videira Richard Avocats law firm invites you take a look at our areas of practice in detail.
Civil law occupies a prominent place in our practice. Notably, but without limitation, we represent parties in civil liability cases for damages and injuries, we perform asset recovery, we represent buyers and sellers in connection with hidden vices regarding real estate, we deal with neighborhood disputes and Régie du Logement. Since civil law is a very broad field, we invite you to read the other sections related to our fields of practice for more information on the various services we offer.
Corporate, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law
Our commercial and corporate services cover several legal aspects. We have developed solid expertise to be able to advise our clients, whether they operate as a sole proprietorship or a nation-wide company, when starting up, buying or selling a company or stock. We also provide services related to the preparation of shareholder agreements and commercial agreements as well as a service for the preservation and updating of company books. In addition, our clients benefit from our expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, whether in the form of share trades or complex shareholder disputes. We also act on behalf of bankruptcy trustees in court.
Succession and Human Rights Law
Succession law is one of the firm's largest areas of practice. We regularly assist liquidators in carrying out their mandates and we represent them in court in case of dispute or when it is necessary to have a will verified. Our team is also in a position to handle cases with international ramifications since we have a network of correspondents in several countries. We also represent the heirs in estate litigation.
In addition to succession services, our firm deals with the certification of mandates in case of incapacity or the opening of protection regimes to persons whose situation requires it.
Condominium Law and Real Estate Law
Condominium ownership is mode of occupation of property that has developed in recent years. Many different kinds of conflicts can arise between co-owners as well as co-ownership syndicates. In particular, declarations of co-ownership and the procedures applicable to them are often sources of conflict. We represent the interests of both co-owners and co-ownership syndicates, whether in litigation or out-of-court settlements. Among other things, we represent our clients in the context of injunctions or claims for damages. In addition, we offer a service to analyse the declaration of co-ownership – this is a service that can be very useful before buying a condominium unit.
We also represent buyers and sellers regarding hidden vices in real estate and we offer legal mortgage publication services for construction contractors. In addition to services related to representation before the Régie du Logement, for both tenants and landlords, we prepare and review commercial leases and represent merchants and landlords in disputes that may arise in connection with a commercial lease.
We offer a variety of labour law services. Our clientele in this field is made up of employers, employees or company managers. Whether it is for assistance in preparing employment contracts, grievance arbitration or employment-related litigation, our clients find the expertise they need at our firm. We also offer helpful consulting services to define the rights and obligations of each person with respect to their employment.
Private International Law
Our firm works in partnership with lawyers in France, Portugal, the United States and Brazil when certain aspects of a case we are handling require it. Among other things, in the context of estates of persons domiciled in Canada, it often happens that it is necessary to initiate parallel proceedings abroad to proceed with the liquidation of movable or immovable property located there. We may also mandate the said correspondents to register judgments rendered in Québec and to monitor their execution in the jurisdictions concerned.
We provide services for certain types of family disputes such as divorces and applications for interim measures incidental to a divorce or in matters of child custody or alimony. We invite you to contact one of our lawyers to find out if the services offered in this area can be useful to you.
We can help our clients get the benefits and services they are entitled to when it is difficult to deal with the government. Among other things, we represent clients before the Québec Administrative Tribunal to challenge decisions made by the SAAQ following an automobile accident. Our services in this area are not limited to auto insurance disputes and we invite you to contact one of our lawyers to find out if your case comes under our scope of practice.
Mediation (Civil and Commercial)
François Richard and Manuel Videira are both accredited mediators who have received specific training in amicable conflict resolution. Many people and companies use this expertise to resolve their differences of various kinds. This way of doing things (an alternative to "legalization") often has the advantage of allowing our clients to save money and settle their disputes discreetly, before things get out of hand.