Gabriel Di Genova
Gabriel is a litigator specialized in civil, commercial and corporate litigation, with notable experience in real estate litigation and shareholder disputes. He also has a breadth of experience in matters of professional liability, estate litigation and contesting statutory infractions.
Gabriel joined KRB in 2017 after having gained substantial litigation experience with a reputable Montreal boutique corporate firm. From the start of his practice, his work has been oriented towards adopting entrepreneurial and cost-effective approaches to settling disputes.
As a litigation and trial lawyer, Gabriel frequently pleads before the Court of Quebec, the Superior Court, administrative tribunals, various municipal courts, appellate courts and in the context of arbitration. He has particular experience pleading before the Commercial Division of the Superior Court for shareholder oppression remedies.
In 2015, Gabriel acted as lead counsel in presenting an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada and successfully overturned a Quebec Court of Appeal ruling in a real estate dispute.
Memberships and Activities
University of Montreal – Faculty of Law (Lecturer)
Association of Italian-Canadian Jurists of Quebec (AICJQ)
Bar of Montreal – Ethics and Professionalism Committee (2017 to 2022)
Liaison Committee with the Superior Court, Commercial Division
Lord Reading Law Society
The Advocates’ Society
Areas of Expertise
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Individual Labour Disputes
Regulatory and Penal Defense Work
University of Sherbrooke, J.D. (2010)
University of Montreal, LL.B. (2009)
Year of Call
Quebec Bar (2012)
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Prescriptive Regimes in Construction Disputes
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