Laurie is a Partner in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial Group and Chair of the Emerging Companies, Venture and Growth Capital Group.
Prior to joining KRB, Laurie started her practice with two top-tier law firms as well as senior in-house counsel experience with Enerkem Inc., an important player in the cleantech space, and a Quebec-based fintech company. She also acquired extensive experience in consumer banking in Canada, the U.S. and France prior to pursuing her legal career. These collective experiences, as well as regular dealings with a wide variety of entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, boards and venture capital investment funds, allow her to quickly grasp the demands and needs of her clients and to provide creative, business-minded advice.
Laurie regularly works with emerging companies (and investors) in a wide range of industries and emerging technologies. She has considerable experience accompanying her clients through all stages of growth, and regularly assists with company formation and capital structures, venture capital investments, fund formation, corporate governance and shareholder matters and add-ons and divestitures. In addition, Laurie advises on joint ventures in Canada and abroad, strategic partnerships, collaborative R&D arrangements, licensing agreements, intellectual property protection, employment and incentive matters and other commercial agreements and transactions. Laurie’s clients appreciate her steady support and attention to the concerns that preoccupy them.
Outside of the firm, Laurie is President of the Board of Directors of Microcredit Montreal, where she has volunteered for over 12 years.
Represents emerging companies as well as private and institutional investors through every stage of the investment cycle – seed, development and growth
Acted for Mylo Financial Technologies Inc. in its private equity offering of securities and convertible debt
Acts regularly for Supremex Inc., a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and provider of packaging and specialty products, in its acquisitions in Canada and the US
Advised and negotiated an equity and debt financing for a distressed Quebec-based manufacturer involving a large group of minority shareholders
Acted for Covera Technologies Inc., a consumer based digital insurance brokerage platform, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to Insurego Inc.
Acted for a large Quebec-based transportation company in connection with various acquisitions of other transportation companies
Acted for the buyers of Groupe Planète Mobile Inc. and certain affiliated entities in a transaction financed by Roynat Inc. and Capital Croissance PME II S.E.C.
Acted for a group of investors in connection with the investment in and reorganization of two Montreal-based food manufacturers and distributers
Acted for a Canada-wide franchise company operating the La Prep franchises in connection with the sale of its assets
Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of substantially all the assets related to the manufacturing of Commensal products from Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc.
Association of Quebec Women in Finance (AFFQ)
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Quebec
Candian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
Law Society of Ontario
M&A Club Canada
Areas of Expertise
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate and Commercial
Private Equity and Venture Capital
University of McGill, B.C.L., LL.B. (2007)
Saint-Francois Xavier University, B.A. – Political Science (1989)