Laurie McQueen

Partner

Laurie is a Partner and Co-Chair of the M&A/Corporate and Commercial Group. She regularly assists clients with private equity and venture capital investments, add-ons and divestitures, corporate governance and reorganizations and shareholder matters, as well as advising on global joint ventures, strategic partnerships, collaborative R&D arrangements, licensing agreements and other commercial agreements and transactions.  Laurie’s experience includes both top-tier law firm and in-house counsel experience, as well as extensive managerial roles in consumer banking in North America and France. Her collective experiences, including regular dealings with business owners, senior executives and boards, allow her to quickly grasp the demands and needs of her clients and to tailor practical, business-minded solutions. In 2011, Laurie was one of three finalists for the Young Bar of Montreal Association’s “Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Law”.

Outside of the firm, she is  President of the Board of Directors of Microcredit Montreal.

Representative Work

Acted for a large Quebec-based transportation company in connection with various acquisitions of other transportation companies

Acted for the buyers of Groupe Planete 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

Advised and negotiated an equity and debt financing for a distressed Quebec-based manufacturer involving a large group of minority shareholders

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.

Acted for Supremex Inc., a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and provider of packaging and specialty products, in its acquisition of Groupe Deux Printing Inc. and its related company, Pharmaflex Labels Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium quality folding carton packaging and labels primarily for the pharmaceutical industry

Acted for Mylo Financial Technologies Inc. in its private equity offering of securities and convertible debt

Represented emerging companies with respect to seed and Series A financing

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.

Memberships

Association of Quebec Women in Finance (AFFQ)

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Quebec

Law Society of Ontario

M&A Club Canada

Quebec Bar Association

Areas of Expertise

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate and Commercial

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Strategic Structuring

Education

University of McGill, B.C.L., LL.B. (2007)

Saint-Francois Xavier University, B.A. – Political Science (1989)