Dear clients,


In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office has taken the necessary precautions to protect our clients, staff and lawyers. We want you to know that our law firm is fully operational and, as always, ready to serve your legal needs.


If you need to contact any of our lawyers, they will respond to you accordingly. If your matter is urgent or time sensitive, we ask that you contact (by phone or text) any one of our three management partners on their cell phones:


Me Consolato Gattuso at 514-815-7635

Me Rémi Bourget at 514-827-7364

Me Dino Mazzone at 514-949-3055


We thank you for your continued patronage and trust you and your family will stay safe and healthy.

À toute épreuve

INVOLVEMENT AND HONOURS

Consolato Gattuso CPA, CA

Lawyer | Partner

cgattuso@gattusogbm.com
  • Junior Delegate to the National Congress of Italian Canadians (1983-1986)
  • First Vice-President of the National Congress of Italo-Canadians (2001-2004)
  • President of the Migraine Foundation of Quebec (1987-1989)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of CIBPA (1989-2000)
  • Chairman of the Committee for the CIBPA Scholarships (1990-1995)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of CIBPA (1996-1999)
  • President of CIBPA (1996-1998)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf / Oral School for the Deaf (1990-2007)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf / Oral School for the Deaf-Mute (1994-2007)
  • Vice President of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf Foundation (2002 to present)
  • President of “The Friends of Italian Culture” (1998)
  • Recipient of the title of “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic granted by the President of Italy, the Honorable Oscar Scalfaro (1998)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Charitable Foundation Garnierkids.com (2004 to date)
  • President of the Board of Trustees of Santa Cabrini Ospedale Hospital

Rémi Bourget

Lawyer | Partner

rbourget@gattusogbm.com
  • Administrator of the Ali et les Princes.sses de la rue organisation (2019-2020)
  • Member of the executive committee relève philanthropique de la Fondation du Musée Pointe-à-Callière (2017-2019)
  • Participant at the Gala de boxe de 12 rounds d’espoir pour les princes de la rue, August 23rd, 2017
  • Recipient of the Top 20 in Diversity from Médias Mosaïque 2015
  • President and founder, Québec inclusif (2013-2015)
  • Blogger, Faits et Causes (2011-2015)
  • Recipient of the Community Relations prize by the Canadian Muslam Forum on November 28 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Force Jeunesse (2011-2013)
  • Contributor, Le Pigeon dissident (2007-2008)
  • Chairman of the Board (2005-2006), Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2007), Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie (2005-2007)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, COOP-UQAM (2003-2004)
  • Desk Editor, Section Politics and Society, Le Phoros, Student Journal of Vieux-Montréal College (2001-2002)
  • President, AGECVM, Student Union of Vieux-Montréal College (2000-2001)

Dino Mazzone

Lawyer | Partner

dmazzone@gattusogbm.com
  • Speaker at the Generation Screwed Conference, May 2015, Montreal, Quebec – The Trials and Tribulations of a Municipal Councillor – Putting Principles Before Politics.
  • Speaker at the Manning Networking Conference, March 2015, Ottawa, Ontario – What can the federal government and parties do to strengthen the confidence of small business in the economy?
  • Speaker at AICJQ – Formation Barreau du Québec et Chambre des notaires du Québec Conference, June 2010, Montreal, Quebec Quebec’s Charter of the French Language: A Closer Look at Key Provisions.
  • Speaker at Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) Conference, May 2008, Montreal, Quebec
  • The ABCs of Amalgamations and Rollovers.
  • Speaker at Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) Conference, October 2003, Toronto, Ontario – Demystifying Quebec Law.
  • “When words mean more than what they say: Quebec’s Charter of the French Language and the Rules of Doing Business in Quebec”, (2003), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, p.?.
  • “It’s not just what you say, but how you say it: Quebec’s Charter of the French Language and the Rules of Doing Business in Quebec”, (2002), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, p.103.
  • “Franchising In Canada: The Top 5 Things You Should Know” (with Norman Issley), (2002), May/June Franchise Canada, 22.
  • “Quebec’s Charter of the French Language: Doing Business in Quebec”, (2001), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, 184.
  • “Competing Interests: The Right vs. the Obligation to Work in French”, (1999), 5:4 Canadian Business Franchise, 27.
  • “Franchising Developments Around the World: Canada” (with Anne-Marie Gauthier and Lawrence M. Weinberg), (1998), International Bar Association.
  • “The Business of Language: Proposed Amendments to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language”, (1996), 2:5 Canadian Business Franchise, 42.
  • “The Franchise Network: Rights and Obligations from a Quebec Perspective”, (1996), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, 96.
  • “The Inviolability of the Franchise Relationship”, (1995), 1:9 Canadian Business Franchise, 42.
  • “New Civil Code, French Language Charter will Impact on Franchising in Quebec”, (1994), 13:42 The Lawyers Weekly, 8.
  • “Moving Forward in Québec – Legal Developments and their impact on the Franchise Business”, (1994), 1:1 Canadian Business Franchise, 36.
  • November 2017, Elected Municipal Councillor, Town of Montreal West, Responsible for Public Security & Special Projects Fundraising (mandate completed in November 2021)
  • November 2015 to April 2016, President of the Conservative Party of Quebec
  • May 2013 to May 2015, President of the National-Italian American Bar Association (NIABA), first Canadian to hold the position since founding of organization in 1983
  • March 2011, Appointed Special Advisor to the Leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec for the Island of Montreal
  • December 2009 to present, On-Air Radio Guest every Sunday morning on Newstalk Leader CJAD 800 AM with Ken Connors – the Law of Our Land (weekly legal information segment previously ran from September 1999 to June 2006)
  • November 2009, Elected Municipal Councillor, Town of Montreal West, Responsible for Administration and Buildings (mandate completed in November 2013)
  • June 2006 to June 2008, On-Air Radio Host of the New 940 Montreal (940 AM) weekly legal affairs programme Sidebar with Dino Mazzone
  • November 2005, Elected Municipal Councillor, Town of Montreal West, Responsible for Public Security & Buildings (mandate completed until August 2007)
  • December 2004, Appointed as a Governor to the Fondation Communautaire Canadienne-Italienne du Quebec Inc., the philanthropic arm of the Italian community in Quebec
  • October 2004, Elected member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian-Italian Business & Professional Association (CIBPA)
  • June 2003, Co-Founder of the annual “Quintus” Montreal Italian Film Festival (launched in September 2004)
  • June 2003, Elected as first Canadian lawyer to sit (and continue to sit) on Board of Directors of the National-Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
  • May 2002, One of founding members of Montreal’s first Canadian-Italian legal association (AICJQ)
  • August 2000, First Canadian lawyer to become a member of the National Italian-American Bar Association (NIABA)
  • February 1997, Delegate to Harvard Model United Nations, Boston, Massachusetts (Human Rights Committee – Canada)
  • September 1994, Elected President of Optimist Club Rossini (Montreal-North) Inc. (Charitable Organization)
  • November 1991, Co-Author of Comprehensive Constitutional Policy Paper submitted to Special Joint Committee of Canada’s Senate and House of Commons

Brittney Basile

Lawyer

bbasile@gattusogbm.com
  • Dean’s Honour Roll at Vanier College 
  • Honour Roll at Vanier College
  • Publication of a short story in the novel In Her Name

Frédéric Bérard

Senior Counsel

fberard@gattusogbm.com
  • Recipient of the Prix d’excellence en enseignement, University of Montreal (2016)
  • Seven time recipient of the prize of professorial excellence André-Morel, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Recipient of the Excellence in teaching award – University of McGill (2015)

Adriana Blanco

Lawyer

ablanco@gattusogbm.com
En attente

Jacques Bouchard

Senior Counsel

jbouchard@gattusogbm.com
  • Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation (2007-2012)
  • Honorary Consul for the Republic of Rwanda and for the Republic of Angola
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on Africa, the Canada-Algeria Business Alliance, the Canadian Circle for the Development of Senegal and the Canada-Congo Business Business Council.

Angela Di Virgilio

Lawyer | Partner

adivirgilio@gattusogbm.com
  • Board of Directors , AMCAL Family Services (2010 to present)
  • Board of Directors for Santa Cabrini Hospital (2012-2015)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (2011 to 2016)
  • AMCAL – Community Organization (2011 to present)
  • Montreal Youth Library (2003 to 2008)
  • Oral School of Montreal (2005 to 2008)

Nour Farhat

Lawyer

nfarhat@gattusogbm.com
  • Médaille du gouverneur général
  • Prix scientifique de l’Université McGill.

Anthony Gattuso

Lawyer | Trademark Agent

agattuso@gattusogbm.com
  • Recipient of the Associazione Italo-Canadese del west island Bursary Award 
  • Recipient of the Campaign for a New Millennium Student Contribution Scholarship

Tetiana M.Gerych

Lawyer | Partner

tgerych@gattusogbm.com
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 
  • Kidney Foundation of Canada National, David Ornstein Distinguished Service Award 
  • Kidney Foundation of Canada, Quebec Division, President’s Award

Piero Iannuzzi

Lawyer | Partner

piannuzzi@gattusogbm.com
  • President, PICAI – School of Italian Language of Metropolitan Montreal  www.picai.org (2019)
  • Professor, Business Law (Cont. Ed.) Dawson College (2006-2011)
  • “L’OBLIGATION DE NON-CONCURRENCE DANS LES SOCIÉTÉS DE PROFESSIONNELS: VERS UNE THÉORIE DE LIBERTÉ DE CHOIX CONTRACTUELLE”, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, – Thesis Published by Wilson & Lafleur (2006) 
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
  • “BANKRUPTCY AND THE TRUSTEE’S POWER TO DISCLAIM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LICENSING AGREEMENTS: PREVENTING THE CHILLING EFFECT OF LICENSOR BANKRUPTCY IN CANADA”, published in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review”, Publication grant, 18 CIPR. 367. (2001)
  • “PROTECTING TRANSBORDER DATA FLOWS: A PRIVACY MODEL FOR THE 21st CENTURY”, published in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review: 18 CIPR. 337. (2001)

Carol V.Kljajo

Lawyer

ckljajo@gattusogbm.com
En attente

Naomi Lauture

Lawyer

nlauture@gattusogbm.com
En attente

Michael Polak

Senior Counsel

mpolak@gattusogbm.com
En attente

Irving Shapiro

Senior Counsel

ishapiro@gattusogbm.com
En attente

Bernard Stern

Lawyer | Partner

bstern@gattusogbm.com

See “Associations”

Celina Toia

Lawyer

ctoia@gattusogbm.com
  • International Criminal Court Summer School Scholarship issued by the National University of Ireland (2017)
  • Montreal United Nations Conference – International Court of Justice Division – Outstanding Delegate Award (2016)
  • Interamerican Moot Court Competition – First Place English Orator and Semi-Finalist Team (2015)
  • CIBPA Student Bursary for Student Excellence (2011)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Student Excellence (2009)

     

Serena Trifiro

Lawyer

strifiro@gattusogbm.com
  • Dr. Sidney Medine Scholarship recipient (2008)
  • Academic Honour Roll (2005-2008)
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  • Junior Delegate to the National Congress of Italian Canadians (1983-1986)
  • First Vice-President of the National Congress of Italo-Canadians (2001-2004)
  • President of the Migraine Foundation of Quebec (1987-1989)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of CIBPA (1989-2000)
  • Chairman of the Committee for the CIBPA Scholarships (1990-1995)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of CIBPA (1996-1999)
  • President of CIBPA (1996-1998)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf / Oral School for the Deaf (1990-2007)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf / Oral School for the Deaf-Mute (1994-2007)
  • Vice President of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf Foundation (2002 to present)
  • President of “The Friends of Italian Culture” (1998)
  • Recipient of the title of “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic granted by the President of Italy, the Honorable Oscar Scalfaro (1998)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Charitable Foundation Garnierkids.com (2004 to date)
  • President of the Board of Trustees of Santa Cabrini Ospedale Hospital
  • Administrator of the Ali et les Princes.sses de la rue organisation (2019-2020)
  • Member of the executive committee relève philanthropique de la Fondation du Musée Pointe-à-Callière (2017-2019)
  • Participant at the Gala de boxe de 12 rounds d’espoir pour les princes de la rue, August 23rd, 2017
  • Recipient of the Top 20 in Diversity from Médias Mosaïque 2015
  • President and founder, Québec inclusif (2013-2015)
  • Blogger, Faits et Causes (2011-2015)
  • Recipient of the Community Relations prize by the Canadian Muslam Forum on November 28 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Force Jeunesse (2011-2013)
  • Contributor, Le Pigeon dissident (2007-2008)
  • Chairman of the Board (2005-2006), Member of the Board of Directors (2006-2007), Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie (2005-2007)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, COOP-UQAM (2003-2004)
  • Desk Editor, Section Politics and Society, Le Phoros, Student Journal of Vieux-Montréal College (2001-2002)
  • President, AGECVM, Student Union of Vieux-Montréal College (2000-2001)
  • Speaker at the Generation Screwed Conference, May 2015, Montreal, Quebec – The Trials and Tribulations of a Municipal Councillor – Putting Principles Before Politics.
  • Speaker at the Manning Networking Conference, March 2015, Ottawa, Ontario – What can the federal government and parties do to strengthen the confidence of small business in the economy?
  • Speaker at AICJQ – Formation Barreau du Québec et Chambre des notaires du Québec Conference, June 2010, Montreal, Quebec Quebec’s Charter of the French Language: A Closer Look at Key Provisions.
  • Speaker at Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) Conference, May 2008, Montreal, Quebec
  • The ABCs of Amalgamations and Rollovers.
  • Speaker at Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP) Conference, October 2003, Toronto, Ontario – Demystifying Quebec Law.
  • “When words mean more than what they say: Quebec’s Charter of the French Language and the Rules of Doing Business in Quebec”, (2003), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, p.?.
  • “It’s not just what you say, but how you say it: Quebec’s Charter of the French Language and the Rules of Doing Business in Quebec”, (2002), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, p.103.
  • “Franchising In Canada: The Top 5 Things You Should Know” (with Norman Issley), (2002), May/June Franchise Canada, 22.
  • “Quebec’s Charter of the French Language: Doing Business in Quebec”, (2001), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, 184.
  • “Competing Interests: The Right vs. the Obligation to Work in French”, (1999), 5:4 Canadian Business Franchise, 27.
  • “Franchising Developments Around the World: Canada” (with Anne-Marie Gauthier and Lawrence M. Weinberg), (1998), International Bar Association.
  • “The Business of Language: Proposed Amendments to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language”, (1996), 2:5 Canadian Business Franchise, 42.
  • “The Franchise Network: Rights and Obligations from a Quebec Perspective”, (1996), Canadian Business Franchise Handbook, 96.
  • “The Inviolability of the Franchise Relationship”, (1995), 1:9 Canadian Business Franchise, 42.
  • “New Civil Code, French Language Charter will Impact on Franchising in Quebec”, (1994), 13:42 The Lawyers Weekly, 8.
  • “Moving Forward in Québec – Legal Developments and their impact on the Franchise Business”, (1994), 1:1 Canadian Business Franchise, 36.
  • November 2017, Elected Municipal Councillor, Town of Montreal West, Responsible for Public Security & Special Projects Fundraising (mandate completed in November 2021)
  • November 2015 to April 2016, President of the Conservative Party of Quebec
  • May 2013 to May 2015, President of the National-Italian American Bar Association (NIABA), first Canadian to hold the position since founding of organization in 1983
  • March 2011, Appointed Special Advisor to the Leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec for the Island of Montreal
  • December 2009 to present, On-Air Radio Guest every Sunday morning on Newstalk Leader CJAD 800 AM with Ken Connors – the Law of Our Land (weekly legal information segment previously ran from September 1999 to June 2006)
  • November 2009, Elected Municipal Councillor, Town of Montreal West, Responsible for Administration and Buildings (mandate completed in November 2013)
  • June 2006 to June 2008, On-Air Radio Host of the New 940 Montreal (940 AM) weekly legal affairs programme Sidebar with Dino Mazzone
  • November 2005, Elected Municipal Councillor, Town of Montreal West, Responsible for Public Security & Buildings (mandate completed until August 2007)
  • December 2004, Appointed as a Governor to the Fondation Communautaire Canadienne-Italienne du Quebec Inc., the philanthropic arm of the Italian community in Quebec
  • October 2004, Elected member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian-Italian Business & Professional Association (CIBPA)
  • June 2003, Co-Founder of the annual “Quintus” Montreal Italian Film Festival (launched in September 2004)
  • June 2003, Elected as first Canadian lawyer to sit (and continue to sit) on Board of Directors of the National-Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
  • May 2002, One of founding members of Montreal’s first Canadian-Italian legal association (AICJQ)
  • August 2000, First Canadian lawyer to become a member of the National Italian-American Bar Association (NIABA)
  • February 1997, Delegate to Harvard Model United Nations, Boston, Massachusetts (Human Rights Committee – Canada)
  • September 1994, Elected President of Optimist Club Rossini (Montreal-North) Inc. (Charitable Organization)
  • November 1991, Co-Author of Comprehensive Constitutional Policy Paper submitted to Special Joint Committee of Canada’s Senate and House of Commons
  • Dean’s Honour Roll at Vanier College 
  • Honour Roll at Vanier College
  • Publication of a short story in the novel In Her Name
  • Recipient of the Prix d’excellence en enseignement, University of Montreal (2016)
  • Seven time recipient of the prize of professorial excellence André-Morel, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Recipient of the Excellence in teaching award – University of McGill (2015)
En attente
  • Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation (2007-2012)
  • Honorary Consul for the Republic of Rwanda and for the Republic of Angola
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on Africa, the Canada-Algeria Business Alliance, the Canadian Circle for the Development of Senegal and the Canada-Congo Business Business Council.
  • Board of Directors , AMCAL Family Services (2010 to present)
  • Board of Directors for Santa Cabrini Hospital (2012-2015)
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (2011 to 2016)
  • AMCAL – Community Organization (2011 to present)
  • Montreal Youth Library (2003 to 2008)
  • Oral School of Montreal (2005 to 2008)
  • Médaille du gouverneur général
  • Prix scientifique de l’Université McGill.
  • Recipient of the Associazione Italo-Canadese del west island Bursary Award 
  • Recipient of the Campaign for a New Millennium Student Contribution Scholarship
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 
  • Kidney Foundation of Canada National, David Ornstein Distinguished Service Award 
  • Kidney Foundation of Canada, Quebec Division, President’s Award
  • President, PICAI – School of Italian Language of Metropolitan Montreal  www.picai.org (2019)
  • Professor, Business Law (Cont. Ed.) Dawson College (2006-2011)
  • “L’OBLIGATION DE NON-CONCURRENCE DANS LES SOCIÉTÉS DE PROFESSIONNELS: VERS UNE THÉORIE DE LIBERTÉ DE CHOIX CONTRACTUELLE”, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, – Thesis Published by Wilson & Lafleur (2006) 
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
  • “BANKRUPTCY AND THE TRUSTEE’S POWER TO DISCLAIM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LICENSING AGREEMENTS: PREVENTING THE CHILLING EFFECT OF LICENSOR BANKRUPTCY IN CANADA”, published in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review”, Publication grant, 18 CIPR. 367. (2001)
  • “PROTECTING TRANSBORDER DATA FLOWS: A PRIVACY MODEL FOR THE 21st CENTURY”, published in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review: 18 CIPR. 337. (2001)
En attente
En attente
En attente
En attente

See “Associations”

  • International Criminal Court Summer School Scholarship issued by the National University of Ireland (2017)
  • Montreal United Nations Conference – International Court of Justice Division – Outstanding Delegate Award (2016)
  • Interamerican Moot Court Competition – First Place English Orator and Semi-Finalist Team (2015)
  • CIBPA Student Bursary for Student Excellence (2011)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Student Excellence (2009)

     

  • Dr. Sidney Medine Scholarship recipient (2008)
  • Academic Honour Roll (2005-2008)