A team dedicated to your success


OUR TEAM



Me Serge L. Girard

Adm.A, LL.B. M.B.A.


Called to the Bar in 1990, Me. Serge L. Girard LL.B., M.B.A., has worked as a consultant with entrepreneurs for nearly 25 years. Over the years he has developed a keen expertise in protecting the rights of shareholders, commercial litigation, civil and professional responsibility, bankruptcy, insolvency and real estate law.

Me. Serge L. Girard has practised law in the greater metropolitan region of Quebec for nearly 25 years. In 2013, he settled into the West Island of Montreal, working as an accessible legal professional and on behalf of the region.

For several years now, Me. Serge L. Girard has been working on behalf of entrepreneurs in the greater Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Montreal West, Laval and on the South Shore of Montreal. This has allowed him to hone his understanding of regional issues and complement the experience he has already gained as a leader in his sector of activity.

Me. Serge L. Girard is an experienced lawyer who acquired his professional skills in the field by working in organization management, specifically in the field of businesses recovery.

In addition to his legal work, Me. Serge L. Girard also supports others in his field by holding many administrative functions and by directing several community organizations.

Me. Serge L. Girard, founder of Force-Légal Inc., is proud of his social involvement. He is currently working in collaboration with an organization from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region to implement a sponsorship program for new entrepreneurs at the start-up phase.

 



Me Patrick Pouliot-Bélair

LL.B.

A double graduate of Université de Montréal in political science and law, Mr. Patrick Pouliot-Bélair has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2016. He conducted his professional internship at the Séguin Racine Avocats law firm, solidifying his knowledge of Business Law. Once sworn in as a member of the Bar, he continued to practice as a litigator in the same firm, before rising to the challenge of self-employed law practice. These different experiences have allowed him to explore a wide scope of practice and to deal with numerous issues both in mergers and acquisitions of securities and in the representation of clients' interests in court.

He joined the Force-Legal team in the spring of 2019, as a civil and commercial litigation lawyer, but his expertise in business law have allowed him to contribute to corporate, tax, contractual and transactional client needs. His team spirit, his experience, his strategic approach and his clear and fair vision, make him a considerable asset to the firm's success.

Patrick Pouliot-Bélair has developed his sense of team spirit and healthy competition by playing for several years in elite hockey teams. His conscientious and rigorous nature, his great analytical capacity and his sage advice make him an important ally in the success of the clients’ projects entrusted to him.

 



Geneviève Bédard

Of a curious nature, Genevieve spent a good part of her childhood with her nose in a book. Every answer she found brought new questions. Having always had ease expressing herself through words and fascinated by stories, it was only natural for her to pursue her post-secondary studies in literature and then in history.

Her great sense of organization and administration led her to a new field of study in which she quickly distinguished herself. Upon graduation in administration and accounting, she began her career as an administrative assistant in a notary’s office in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. She has worked for more than ten years in two different notarial studies that have allowed her to strengthen her administrative skills and expand her legal knowledge.

Always on the lookout for new challenges, Geneviève wanted to advance her career with a new challenge as a legal assistant by joining forces with Force-Légal. In carrying out her duties, she provides the necessary administrative support for the smooth running of files and the management of the company. But, as the job of assistant to a dynamic and versatile law firm as Force-Legal requires, she also collaborates in the realization of all kinds of related projects through her sense of initiative, her passion and her literary qualities and creativity.

Since Geneviève joined the Force-Légal team, her sense of organization, discretion and team spirit have contributed to the success of the firm, beyond measure. Her positive mannerisms and outgoing personality put our clients at ease, and her efficiency in the office is greatly appreciated by the whole of the team.

Me Sébastian Proulx-Garcia 
LL.B. 

A member of the Barreau du Québec since 2015, Me. Sebastian Proulx-Garcia is a rational and orderly man. From then on, he first thinks of science. His unequivocal penchant for entrepreneurship, however, influenced his university career and led him to the Faculty of Law at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he completed his studies.

Me. Proulx-Garcia is counting on an impressive professional career, to which is added a strong desire for social involvement. Over the years, Me. Proulx-Garcia has supervised many activities for young people; he has also joined numerous sports teams in his region, Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Whether he is a player or a coach, his team spirit and competitiveness give him a remarkable strength that he also applies in his daily work with the entrepreneurs he advises and whose rights he defends.

Polyglot and able to write in several languages, Me. Proulx-Garcia first joined Force-Légal as a legal trainee. The confidence he inspires and the rigor with which he practices business law quickly became a distinct advantage for clients of the multicultural firm in which he chose to pursue his career. The fact that he knows the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region and his entrepreneurs is also an asset: "I grew up in the region where I practice. This is a unique opportunity for me to contribute to the success of our young entrepreneurs, who are often people I met a few years ago, "says the lawyer.

His vision for the future? Participate very actively in the growth of Force-Légal and be an invaluable reference in the field of business law for entrepreneurs who wish to start a business or develop their business to their full potential.

 

Me Maxime Morissette

Born and raised in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, Mr. Maxime Morissette is an excellent sportsman and a great team-player. From a young age, he has distinguished himself through his participation in the practice and the promotion of sport, both in his home region, and during his academic training.  While attending the University of Ottawa, he involved himself in the creation of a hockey team and the organization of an inter-faculty hockey tournament.

Of rigorous and structured nature, he chose law as his field of study. He completed his Bachelor of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2018 and is currently enrolled in the Law School where he is completing his Master’s Degree to become a lawyer. His sense of initiative and leadership have greatly contributed to the realization of various projects and committees, including involvement in the organization of an inter-faculty conference and participation in various advocacy activities.

He was recently sworn to the bar, and proudly boasts the title of lawyer. Not only did Mr. Morissette complete his law internship with the Force-Legal team, but he has started his career as a lawyer with us now, officially. As part of his internship, he actively contributed to the advancement of the cases of Serge Girard, Sébastien Proulx-Garcia and Patrick Pouliot-Bélair. Through their contact, he honed his knowledge of law. His personality, charisma and sense of involvement regularly boost the good reputation of the firm.

The heart of Mr. Maxime Morissette’s interest in law is based in his interest in the advancement of entrepreneurs in the region in which he has grown up. His choice to complete his apprenticeship in a law firm specialized in business law demonstrates his commitment to the things he cares about. His primary goal as a lawyer is to make a positive impact on the people of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges community.




Hannah Legault

The most recent addition to the team at Force-Legal comes in the versatile and efficient Hannah. After graduating with distinction from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s Degree, Hannah found her way to the firm after a diverse range of experiences that have all contributed to her ability to succeed at tasks and take on new challenges in our office. With a lengthy background in excellent customer service, marketing and public education, the energy that Hannah brings to our office is unparalleled. Her adaptability and mix of skills has enabled her not only to provide support for the management and administration of the company, but has allowed her to aid in the marketing of Force-Legal to increase our client base, all while upholding outstanding customer service.

Her charisma and ease when meeting new people has firmly planted her in the position of networking asset for this company. Her sense of organization and administration fit in immediately with the skillset of Geneviève, and we count ourselves fortunate to have an administrative force in our office that is now twice as strong with the addition of Hannah.