Isabelle Lafont

Isabelle Lafont, avocate _ Litiges et recours collectifs

Isabelle Lafont

Portrait

Isabelle Lafont is a lawyer and a partner. She has acquired solid experience in civil and commercial litigation, not only as a litigator but also as a counsellor and a negotiator.

Prior to joining our team, she worked for seven years on the litigation team of a large Montréal firm.

Isabelle graduated from the University of Sherbrooke with a Bachelor of Law cum laude, and was admitted to the Bar in 2006. Her Master’s thesis, on private-sector organizations’ liability in the protection of personal information, was successfully examined in the IT Law program at the University of Montréal.

Nonetheless, she is an active member in many associations such as the Board of Trade of  Metropolitan Montreal, the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal, the Quebec Produce Marketing Association and the Young Bar Association of Montreal.

Publications

Mandates

  • Argued before the Court of Appeal that an aggressive intervenant is subject to the 180 day-delay to inscribe its case for proof and hearing. (C.C. v. Fondation G.C., 2015 QCCA 123)

 

  • Represented a property owner before the Superior Court against a city who brought a motion for leave to continue expropriation proceedings. (Centres d’achats Beauward ltée v. Longueuil [Ville de], 2014 QCCS 3921)

 

  • Represented a property owner before the Superior Court against a city to obtain the delivery of a construction permit and the cancellation of certain by-laws. (Entreprises Argo inc. v. Boucherville [Ville de], 2014 QCCS 2611)

 

  • Represented an heir in an estate litigation on a motion to disqualify the opposing counsel based inter alia on a lack of impartiality and independence. (Deutsch v. Deutsch, 2013 QCCS 1)

 

  • Involved in claims for non-profit organizations regarding, among other issues, construction defects.

 

  • Involved in the first Canadian class action suit representing investors who were victim of a Ponzi Scheme against accounting firms and securities custodians as defendants, based on their extracontractual liability.

 

  • Argued before the Court of Appeal in a key ruling establishing the criteria for a forum non conveniens, which introduced the possibility of a Quebec court exercising its jurisdiction in an international litigation. (Stormbreaker Marketing and Productions Inc. c. Weinstock, 2013 QCCA 269)

 

  • Participated in a company’s claim for damages following the departure of one of its partners. (Proulx c. De Grandpré Chait, 2013 QCCS 2582)

 

  • Participated in an oppression remedy between family members in the context of estate tax planning. (Sawyer c. S. Teller Ltd., 2012 QCCS 5416)

 

  • Made representations in a claim for payment of the balance of the sale price of shares, in which the requirement of good faith led to an analysis of the relationship of trust between the business partners. (Le Dû c. Parvillé, 2012 QCCQ 1447)

 

  • Represented a testamentary executor petitioning for an expense reserve. (Bienstock [Succession de], 2009 QCCS 6070)

 

  • Made representations in an application for a safeguard order to obtain payment of rent and expenses; the provisions of the commercial lease were analyzed with regard to the tenant’s complaints. (Appartements Port-Royal inc. c. Petrusa, 2012 QCCS 5964)

 

  • Made representations in an application for reduction of a construction lien bond. (3473040 Canada inc. c. ITR Acoustique inc., 2009 QCCS 117)