Chantale is an associate lawyer at Merovitz Potechin LLP practicing in corporate and commercial law. Chantale strives to build strong relationships with her clients, from start-ups to more seasoned corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

With a commitment to provide legal solutions in the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law, Chantale can assist business founders with incorporation and setting up a new business structure or the reorganization of an existing one. She also specializes in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements and dealing with corporate governance matters. Chantale is fully bilingual and can work with her clients in French.

Chantale holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Masters in Business Administration, and she is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA). Chantale’s background in accounting and finance is a unique and beneficial addition to her practice. She approaches each client’s needs with a consideration for best practices in financial management and requirements for their lawyer and accountant to work collaboratively. Her abilities to understand the numbers as well as the legal requirements have proven to be great assets in building trusting working relationships with accountants and financial planners alike.

Before her law practice, Chantale had an extensive career in the federal public service where she held the positions of Assistant Deputy Minister, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in government departments and Crown corporations. She spearheaded several reorganizations and the negotiations of multi-million-dollar funding proposals and contract agreements in the health, security and communications sectors. This experience has allowed her to counsel several of her clients on legal issues and considerations with respect to government procurement.

Above all her legal and business contributions over the years, Chantale is most proud of her community work aimed at fostering seniors’ rights and promoting animal welfare.

Ontario, 2017

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Juris Doctor cum laude – 2016

Major: French Program

University of Ottawa, Business, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Masters of Business Administration

University of Ottawa, Business, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Administration magna cum laude

Law Society of Ontario

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

County of Carleton Law Association

Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA/CGA)

Canadian Tax Foundation

Board of Directors Member and Treasurer, Council on Aging of Ottawa, 2018-2019