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New partner, counsel and two associates join BLG insurance, tort group

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 2:16 PM | By John Chunn

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that Gilbert Hourani is a new partner in the insurance and tort liability group along with Pierre Visockis,  counsel, and Marc-André McCann and Samuel Robichon, associates, all of whom are based in Montreal.

With an extensive background in insurance law, Hourani specializes in professional liability, with a particular expertise in relation to contractors and engineers. He advises and represents Canadian and international insurers engaged in business in Canada along with some of Canada’s largest construction companies, acting as both a litigator and risk manager.

He frequently advises insurers on coverage provided by commercial and professional insurance policies. In addition, for over 20 years, Hourani has led the Barreau du Québec’s annual Insurance Law Seminar.

“Gilbert’s experience and depth of legal knowledge will be of great benefit to our clients,” said Cindy Clarke, BLG’s national group head, specialized litigation. “He is well known for his ability to resolve claims through efficient, pragmatic and innovative solutions.”

Prior to joining BLG, Hourani was a partner at a Montreal-based law firm where his practice was focused on professional liability, insurance law and construction. He has also dedicated part of his practice to challenging insurance fraud and arson claims.

Like Hourani, Visockis brings experience relating to insurance and torts, including professional and product liability and errors and omissions, complementing the strengths of the firm’s insurance and tort liability practice all around. He also advises clients on construction law.