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Passing of Me. Jaime W. Dunton : Dunton Rainville loses a great builder

13 October 2020

It is with profound sadness that the members of Dunton Rainville learned of the passing of one of the great leaders in the firm’s history, Me. Jaime W. Dunton.

“We mourn the loss of a builder of the large firm that we are today and of which he was so proud. A distinguished jurist and a practitioner admired by his colleagues and clients, Me. Dunton distinguished himself through his legendary composure, his unique sense of humour and his openness to Québec culture. Despite his retirement from the firm in 2011, he remained in contact with our team and was greatly respected by all. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones,” affirmed Me Jean-Jacques Rainville, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Born in Montréal in 1933, Me. Dunton studied at McGill University (B.A., 1953; B.C.L. 1956) and was called to the Bar in 1957. He began his career at the law firm Lafleur, Brown, Pitcher, Boulton & Lamb before joining the litigation department of the Canadian International Paper Company in 1960. There, he worked with the Honourable Gerald LeDain, a former partner of the firm who sat on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1984 to 1988.

In 1965, he joined the firm of Riel, LeDain, Bissonnette, Vermette & Ryan. In 1988, the firm adopted the name Dunton Rainville.

Me. Dunton practiced mainly corporate and trademark law. He represented and advised a large clientele consisting of international companies in the pulp and paper, telecommunications, information technology, engineering, finance and accounting sectors.

Me. Dunton was also Mayor of the Municipality of Hatley from 1996 to 2003.

An artist and talented musician, he performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Met) with the St. Lawrence Choir on several occasions and also had the opportunity to perform with the OSM Choir.

About Dunton Rainville:

Dunton Rainville L.L.P. is a firm of nearly 250 individuals, including some 100 lawyers, notaries and labour relations advisors, working in our offices in Montréal, Joliette, Laval, Longueuil, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jérôme and Sherbrooke. Our professionals have cutting-edge expertise and the firm acts in all areas requiring legal services.

Dunton Rainville is a member of the worldwide network of leading law firms, SCG Legal.

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Me. Jean-Jacques Rainville, CRIA
Dunton Rainville L.L.P.
(514) 866-6743
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