Native from Drummondville, Me Déry-Lafrenière obtained her law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke. During her studies, she had the opportunity to complete a semester abroad in Belgium, at the Université de Louvain-La-Neuve, where she learned about the European judicial system, as well as about international law.
Member of the Québec Bar since 2011, she began her career in Montreal in a private law firm, where she gained experience in several areas of practice, such as civil and commercial law. She then pursued her studies at the Université de Montréal, where she obtained a specialized graduate diploma in Business Law.
Me Déry-Lafrenière joined Bernier Fournier’s law firm in the month of September 2014. Even though her practice is mostly focused on real estate law, business law and commercial law, she occasionally accepts civil litigation cases.
Thanks to her rigor and entrepreneurial spirit, she knows how to guide her clients with the founding of their start-up, corporate or tax reorganization and succession planning.
She is regularly called upon by small and big businesses to negotiate terms of a purchase or sale agreements in several sectors such as retail, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications and technology. She also takes part in the due diligence process with the collaboration of accountants and tax specialists.
As part of her practice, she frequently drafts and negotiates various commercial contracts including shareholder agreements, letters of intent, purchase offers, service agreements and commercial leases.
She assists entrepreneurs in all of the stages of their projects by offering advice on business issues and by supporting them in the most emotional aspects of their projects. Me Déry-Lafrenière is known to propose creative and innovative strategies adapted to the needs and philosophy of the businesses she assists.
Me Déry-Lafrenière has also been given trademark mandates. She executes availability searches, follows closely the trademark process until it is registered, and helps develop strategies to protect the brand in Canada and everywhere else in the world.