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Our History

History of the Firm

Alepin Gauthier Avocats was founded in 1978 by Me François Alepin. Me Alepin is and has always been at the service of local entrepreneurs. A few years later, Me Brigitte Gauthier joined the firm and quickly became a partner, thus founding the family law department. The firm now has more than 120 team members, including senior lawyers who have been practicing here for more than 30 years. The family character of the firm is one of its prides and allows for a human approach, both with the members of its team and with the businesses and families it serves. Since 2021, Me Chanel Alepin and Me Maxime Alepin have officially joined the firm as partners.  

Our Mission

At the forefront of legal solutions

The interventions of our lawyers and notaries as well as all the members of our team are carried out within professional and moral parameters that convey our values in the accomplishment of our mission. This mission is simple.

To be the crossroads of legal solutions for anyone who is faced with a question of law and to apply the law from a different perspective. That is to say, an appropriate and personalized legal solution tailored to your needs.

Since its inception, Alepin Gauthier has built its reputation on the quality and strength of its interventions in several areas of practice.

Over the years, Alepin Gauthier has also entered into agreements with various legal firms in Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As a result, our firm finds itself in the position to meet the expectations and requirements of clients who deal outside of Quebec.

Whatever the reasons for their consultation, our clients can rest assured that their file will be treated with seriousness, know-how and with the determination to have their rights respected.

Our Values


At Alepin Gauthier, our lawyers and notaries demonstrate professionalism throughout the entirety of their respective mandates and interactions with clients. It is thanks to an efficient and organized system that the firm has built its professional reputation. Our team not only acts in accordance with the high standards imposed by the practice of the legal profession in Quebec, but has also set specific objectives to ensure its effectiveness in its dealings with its clients.

Client focused and results oriented

The attention of our team members is focused on our clients. By offering a personalized service, our lawyers remain attentive to the particular needs of each client, regardless of the area of law involved, while being mindful not only of the financial costs, but also of the emotional consequences of the options considered.  Meticulous in nature, detail oriented by default, we seek to meet and exceed our clients' expectations. In fact, one of the characteristics of our firm recognized most by our clients is the ability of our professionals to work as a team in order to maximize the realization of our set goals and objectives. 

Integrity and humanity

Knowing that it is often the occurrence of a difficult or complicated event that makes someone want to consult a lawyer, we make sure that the relationship established between a lawyer and his or her client is characterized not only by integrity and honesty, but also transparency. Our lawyers make it a point to set forth all the options available to their client and explain them clearly in order to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of any set course so that an informed choice can be made. Our firm favours clear, healthy and positive relationships with its clients. In this perspective, our relationships with clients are defined by a written mandate that includes, among other things, a description of the firm's commitments and the hourly rate of each of the lawyers involved.

Experienced and perseverant

If we had to describe the members of our team, the following words come to mind: detail-oriented, competent, dynamic, courageous, determined, devoted, versatile, and creative. Our team is passionate about the law, but is equally concerned about achieving justice. 

Our Network

A network with a multitude of possibilities

The Alepin Gauthier law firm is also part of a network with a multitude of possibilities. Our network contains more than 7,000 people of different professional backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, financial institutions, members of various organizations, etc.

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Quebec Bar Association
  • Member of the Montreal Bar Association
  • Member of the Laval Bar Association
  • Member of the Canadian Institution of Patents and Trademarks (1996-1999)
  • Member of the Quebec Franchise Council
  • Member of the "Collège des experts" of the Quebec Franchise Council
  • Member of the Canadian Franchise Association
  • Member of the legal/legislative committee of the Canadian Franchise Association, Quebec region
  • Member of the International Franchise Association (IFA)
  • Member of the Order of Chartered Administrators of Quebec
  • Member of the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Institute of Mediation and Arbitration of Quebec
  • Member of the Association of Professionals in the Field of Transportation
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Regroupement des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) de Laval, Laurentides, Lanaudière
  • Member of the Aéroports de Montréal Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Regroupement des gestionnaires en ressources humaines (Human Resources Managers Group) of Laval
  • Member of the Quebec Association of Family Law Lawyers
  • Member of the Association de médiation familiale du Québec (Quebec Family Mediation Association)
  • Member of the Quebec Collaborative Law Group
  • Member of the Tax and Financial Planning Association
  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation

With us, numbers don't lie

See for yourself

  • 4 : of our lawyers have been Bâtonnier de Laval (Me François Alepin, Me Brigitte Gauthier, Me Marie-Janou Macerola et Me Maxime Alepin)
  • 10 : we can serve you in 10 different languages, the most common of which are French and English
  • 360: degrees, we help our clients in all the legal spheres of their lives both professionally and personally
  • 2nd : generation of a family business from here
  • 500,000$ :  donated over the years to various foundations and organizations in our community
  • 100: committees on which our team has sat and participated including boards of directors and fundraising activities
  • 40+ : years in the business
  • 120+ : Members of our team, over 50 of which are legal professionals
  • 18 : Practice areas in which we can serve you
  • 50,000+ : Files opened at our firm