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Ronald M.Auclair
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Lawyer

Admitted to the Quebec Bar in1976, Ronald joined the firm in July 2017 to continue his practice in civil and commercial litigation for his diversified client base, composed of individuals, corporations and institutions. Known for his efficiency and ease of approach, Ronald consistently meets and exceeds his clients’ expectations, by rendering cost-effective, practical and innovative solutions to their problems.

Ronald is well respected by the Courts and he has pleaded before all instances, including numerous attendances before the Court of Appeal and, on two occasions, before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ronald has been involved in numerous activities with the Quebec Bar including sitting as president of an arbitration board for more than 40 arbitrations of lawyers' accounts.

He is perfectly bilingual (French, English) and has a passion for languages. He can get along in many languages such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and has a basic knowledge of many more. Ronald holds many ranks in Martial Arts including a 4th Dan black belt level in Karate which he has practiced and taught since 1971. He has written many published articles on Martial Arts and Karate and is a recognized authority on the history of modern Karate. An avid golfer, skier, artist (oil paint, pastels), Ronald also plays the guitar, the saxophone and the piano.

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Education
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.)
  • McGill University
  • 1974
  • Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B)
  • McGill University
  • 1975
  • Bachelor of arts (B.A.) (major in Economics and Political Science)
  • McGill University
  • 1971
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy, restructuring & insolvency
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Banking law
  • Secured lending and realization
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Religious law
  • Wills and estates
  • Latent defects
AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Banking & financial services
  • Real estate
REPRESENTATIVE COUNSEL
  • Negotiated the acquisition of a major manufacturing business and oversaw its restructuring and renewal
  • Supported various corporate entities and individuals in their insolvency and restructuring processes
  • Advised various religious institutions on sensitive tax, corporate and personal matters
  • Pleaded before the Courts in many reported cases that are considered precedents
  • Involved in major files combining various aspects of commercial, bankruptcy and secured lending law
  • Key involvement in the litigation arising out of the proposed acquisition of Bell by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund, including the drafting and presentation of an application for declaratory relief, before all instances, including the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Implication in various procedural disputes in the Castor Holdings file
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