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Quebec firms Therrien Couture, Joli-Coeur Lacasse merge

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 12:21 PM | By John Chunn

Quebec law firms Therrien Couture and Joli-Coeur Lacasse are joining forces, creating Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur.

According to the firms’ press release, as a result, they will become one of the largest employers in Quebec’s legal sector, with more than 350 employees as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Éric Beauchesne, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Joli-Cœur Lacasse and Normand Therrien, president and CEO of Therrien Couture, said the merger is great news for both organizations. “It is clear that this combination will allow us to develop new markets and offer our customers a wider range of services. Through a distinct business model focusing on entrepreneurship, and our common visions and common values, customers will find the same professionalism, the same proximity and the same innovative spirit to which they are accustomed. This is part of our DNA,” stated the two new business partners.

With six locations, in Brossard, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint-Hyacinthe and Sherbrooke, Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur will be able to offer expanded services tailored to businesses in all regions. Also, being a member of three international networks, the new entity will be able to support companies of all sizes in realizing their projects.

“As always, we want to be on the cusp of new trends to better serve our customers,” said Therrien, who will serve as president and CEO of the new entity. “Our merger will give us the momentum we need to achieve our growth objectives. We will have an enhanced ability to recruit, but above all, to realize major mandates, while offering a human scale and stimulating work environment to our current pool of talent. In addition, the various joint ventures and subsidiaries of the Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur Group, including Hub6 and Edilex, will enable the organization to make its mark in the field of multidisciplinary professional services and remain a Quebec leader in Legal Tech.”

Beauchesne will become chairman of the board of the merged firms.