Offices wherever you are
With 19 offices in 10 regions of Quebec and over 400 employees, including 200 dedicated legal professionals, Cain Lamarre is the law firm with the deepest roots in Quebec and one of the province’s biggest.
• Montreal (Montréal, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu)
• Quebec City area (Quebec City)
• Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean (Saguenay, Alma, Roberval, Saint-Félicien)
• Eastern Townships (Sherbrooke)
• Central Quebec (Drummondville, Plessisville)
• Lower St. Lawrence (Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Amqui)
• North Shore (Sept-Îles)
• Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Val-d’Or, Amos)
• Chaudière-Appalaches (Saint-Georges)
With a strong presence all across Quebec, the firm has a finger on the pulse of each region and close ties with the people, business partners, and companies that make each region so unique.
Having offices in every corner of Quebec shows our constant concern for understanding and adapting to the realities and environments of our clients. At the same time, it allows our legal professionals the opportunity to remain abreast of developments in their field in every region of the province.
Having offices throughout Quebec means our experts are exactly where their clients need them to be and can act in a more timely, appropriate, and cost-effective fashion.
Cain Lamarre is a small town success story that still today remains true to its small town values: approachability, simplicity, and authenticity in all our relationships; a commitment to the communities we serve; and a desire to forge a reputation for excellence based on personalized, thorough, and efficient work at competitive rates.
All your legal needs, everywhere in Quebec
Cain Lamarre boasts the expertise and knowledge of 200 seasoned legal professionals active in all conventional and emerging fields of law and in every sector of the economy. Our experts in offices all across Quebec pool their skills and know-how to provide innovative and effective legal solutions to address the specific needs of our clients—institutions, businesses, and individuals alike.
Our wide-ranging expertise in the various fields of law also benefits our clients, as it enables us to assess all the facets of a single case, which often touch on more than one point of law.
Our employees, although spread throughout the province, work together in synergy. In fact, we have created a synergy committee to facilitate discussions and the sharing and transmission of information so our experts can benefit from each others’ know-how and experience.
This unique structure makes our firm especially well equipped to serve clients right across the province while taking into account the legal and other particularities of each region.
Cain Lamarre has developed specific expertise in a number of areas, including native affairs, commercial and international affairs, agriculture and agrifood, banking and insolvency, taxation, municipal affairs and the environment, liability and insurance, health and social services, labor and employment, transportation, construction, and litigation. And to round out our wide range of services, we also boast a team of notaries as well as experts in family and personal law.
Each of these sectors is served by a dedicated team of lawyers who devote their practice almost exclusively to this type of law and who have developed renowned expertise in their fields. In addition, since each practice group is made up of members from our various offices, each office benefits from the regional expertise and availability of all the firm’s other offices.
Respected and recognized professionals
Eminent lawyers respected by the highest courts in Quebec and Canada, influential legal counsel, presidents of sections of the bar and even the Quebec Bar itself, Advocatus Emeritus, Queen’s Counsel, members of the Order of Canada, members of the reputed American College of Trial Lawyers (the prestigious institution that certifies only the very best trial lawyers in Canada and the United States), recipients of the prestigious Médaille du Barreau—such is the distinguished makeup of our firm, some of whose members have been named to the bench.
The legal experts at Cain Lamarre enjoy strong credibility and an enviable reputation, both among their clients and within the legal community.
Professionals you can count on
Most of our legal experts hail from small town Quebec. Some have chosen to work in their hometowns while others have opted to pursue their careers at our offices in the major urban centers of Montreal and Quebec City—but they all share the friendly, welcoming attitude of smaller communities. Our legal professionals take the time to explain themselves in plain language. And they make a point of forging close, transparent partnerships with the clients they help grow and develop.
At Cain Lamarre, we strive to be approachable at every level of the firm, even in our internal management. We are always open to staff suggestions, creative ideas, and initiatives, as they help us all to excel both professionally and personally.
Offering you cost-effective solutions is a primary concern that guides all of our actions and decisions. We understand that economic reality demands that businesses and individuals seek out the best possible legal services at the lowest possible price, which is why Cain Lamarre has developed decentralized and streamlined work procedures as well as a flexible and competitive fee structure.
As you can see, our presence across Quebec enables us to maximize the use of our resources and generate economies of scale.
Given Cain Lamarre's nature and unique structure, team spirit is one of the fundamental values entrenched in our philosophy and constitutes the very essence of the firm.
In fact a few years ago, we adopted a Charter of Values in order to proudly uphold the principles that are the cornerstone of our firm: professional and economic efficiency, honesty and integrity, commitment, respect and fairness, team spirit, a sense of belonging, generosity, and trust and friendship.
Wherever you are. At home or abroad.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells also has a global presence thanks to its alliances with TAGLaw*, extensive international networks of over 300 legal firms present on all continents, so that it can serve you better in the United States, Europe, Asia, and around the world.With a quick phone call, we can obtain any information or assistance we need to deal with your case. This is a big benefit and all part of what our legal professionals can offer you.
*Member law firms practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.
About Our Clients
Cain Lamarre has its finger on the pulse of the legal world, serving both big institutional clients and big business. It has also developed special expertise in small business—the heart of the new economy—and serves the legal needs of individuals, too. Our clients, no matter how big they are or what their field of business is, can count on highly effective, customized legal solutions at competitive rates.
The power of a network
With its presence all across Quebec and its alliance with an international group, Cain Lamarre has, over the years, forged an impressive network of contacts it taps into to serve its clientele.
The members of our firm cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with municipal, provincial, and federal politicians and elected officials, and with members of the media across Quebec and around the world. This web of contacts is often the fastest road to finding legal solutions, and it also promotes networking and serves as a powerful economic lever for many of our clients.
The effectiveness of this network is further strengthened by the active involvement of the members of Cain Lamarre in the social and economic life of the communities where the firm has grown and continues to develop.
Firm Practice Areas
- Aboriginal Law
- Administrative and Public Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Banking and Finance Law
- Construction Law
- Corporate and Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Governance Practice
- Corporate Law
- Defamation and Media Law
- Director and Officer Liability Practice
- Education Law
- Employee Benefits Law
- Energy Law
- Energy Regulatory Law
- Entertainment Law
- Environmental Law
- Expropriation Law
- Family Law
- Family Law Mediation
- Franchise Law
- Health Care Law
- Immigration Law
- Information Technology Law
- Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Trade and Finance Law
- Labour and Employment Law
- Legal Malpractice Law
- Medical Negligence
- Mergers & Acquisitions Law
- Mining Law
- Municipal Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Oil & Gas Law
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Product Liability Law
- Real Estate Law
- Securities Law
- Structured Finance Law
- Tax Law
- Technology Law
- Transportation Law
- Trusts and Estates