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Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 Québec Firms ranking: interview with Yanick Tanguay

3 April 2024

This article was originally published by Canadian as the magazine unveiled the ranking of the 10 leading law firms in Québec.

Dunton Rainville LLP prides itself on being a people business. That unwavering dedication to its clients, staff, and the communities in which it operates underpins a core philosophy of bringing cutting-edge legal expertise and complementary skills close to those it serves.

Steeped in a rich 70-year history that has flourished over the decades, Dunton Rainville’s consistent commitment to upholding the highest standards of legal practice and client satisfaction has cemented its status as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top Quebec Regional Firms of 2024, recognition it has repeatedly claimed.

The award-winning firm’s legal team deeply understands regional realities and concerns gleaned from assisting clients throughout Quebec. From its offices in seven major centres, including Montreal, Laval, Urban Agglomeration of Longueuil, Joliette, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Sherbrooke, clients can rely on receiving top-notch legal advice from first-rate law professionals.

“Dunton Rainville is all about expertise and passion,” vice president Yanick Tanguay explains. “What sets us apart is our proximity to the client and our understanding of their specific needs. Our level of service is beyond reproach. Clients can reach us anytime, and they know they can count on us in any situation.”

The firm boasts a wide range of leading-edge expertise. It acts in all areas requiring legal services, particularly in commercial, banking, and real estate matters; labour; employment and immigration law; public, municipal, education, and health law; and civil, insurance, construction, family, and notarial law. It is also a member of the SCG Legal worldwide network of leading law firms.

Legal staff thrive in a collegial environment and are encouraged and supported to respond to their clients’ needs and the markets in which they practice by a diverse leadership team of highly competent professionals who guide the firm in delivering unparalleled service, solutions, and expertise.

With a focus on its clients’ success for today and tomorrow, the firm’s leadership emphasizes a strategy for long-term growth that nurtures its young lawyers. It prioritizes identifying emerging legal talent at the university level and ensures its firm is attractive to the best and the brightest by making partnerships accessible.

“The key word in our strategy is talent,” Tanguay remarks. “We give much room for young talent to grow so the company can continue strengthening its leadership position.”

A results-oriented approach and personalized service close to home have been the foundation of the firm’s success since its founding. As Dunton Rainville continues its growth and expansion across the province, the legal team is poised to exceed client expectations with its “large firm expertise and small organization approach.”