Our Team

Our team brings together many years of collective experience in tax planning, tax litigation, general litigation, employment, real estate, and general business law.

Matthew Bilmes

Matthew Bilmes

Matthew Bilmes is engaged in a broad income tax and commercial law practice. He has developed a particular expertise in advising clients of the income tax aspects of personal, estate and family business succession planning. Matthew has recently been involved in numerous cross-border private tax planning files.   More >>

 

Leon Garfinkle

Leon Garfinkle

Leon Garfinkle practices in corporate and commercial law, drawing upon 13 years of private practice with one of Canada’s most prestigious law firms followed by 12 years as corporate General Counsel with experience in a variety of business segments (including computer services, payment processing and toy/entertainment products).  More >>

 

Marc Ian Leiter

Marc Ian Leiter

Marc Ian Leiter practises business and corporate law and has a reputation for devising practical solutions to complex problems. Marc’s practice is transaction oriented, and he has solid experience in negotiating mergers and acquisitions and drafting all types of agreements, including software and other licenses. More >>

 

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers was in practice with one of Canada’s largest law firms before joining GWBR. Aaron has over 20 years experience in tax litigation, having successfully represented clients before the Court of Quebec, Superior Court, Quebec Court of Appeal, Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.  More >>

 

Francine Nelson-Wiseman

Francine Nelson-Wiseman

Francine Nelson Wiseman obtained a civil law and a common law degree from McGill University. She has practiced in the areas of tax and corporate law for over 25 years focusing on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, cross-border tax planning, trusts and estate planning.  More >>

 

Robert J. Abrams

Bob Abrams practises in the corporate/commercial area with particular emphasis on commercial real estate matters, drawing upon over 30 years of private practice with one of Canada’s leading law firms.
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Judith Cohen

Judith Cohen

Judith Cohen practices in the area of corporate and commercial law, having represented clients operating in a variety of industries. Judith’s practice includes the negotiation of corporate acquisitions, shareholder arrangements and employment compensation arrangements. More >>

 

Sylvain Dorais

Sylvain Dorais

Sylvain Dorais has more than 15 years of experience in civil, commercial and labour litigation. After serving as a clerk at the Quebec Court of Appeal and several years as an associate with a prominent law firm in downtown Montreal, Sylvain established his own firm in 2002 and joined GWBR in 2015.  More >>

 

Erin Lesser

Erin Lesser

Erin Lesser practices in the areas of tax and estate planning as well as in corporate law, with a particular focus on tax-efficient corporate structuring, trust law and cross-border tax. She works primarily with small and medium-sized private corporations and partnerships. More >>

 

Brian Moulaison

Brian Moulaison

Brian Moulaison practices in tax, commercial and civil litigation. Brian represents private companies and individuals in their dealings with tax authorities, and in particular Revenue Quebec and the Canada Revenue Agency.
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Jocelyn Ouellette

Jocelyn Ouellette

Experienced in all aspects of litigation, Jocelyn Ouellette regularly pleads before the civil courts in Quebec and has developed a particular emphasis in civil liability and the fields of construction and real estate litigation. Jocelyn’s creativity and dynamic personality underlie his strength on the GWBR litigation team.  More >>

 

Austin del Rio

Austin del Rio

Austin del Rio practices in tax law, estate law and corporate law.
He focuses on tax planning for private companies and individuals, including young entrepreneurs.
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Marie-Pascale Rolland

Marie-Pascale Rolland

Marie-Pascale Rolland practices in tax and corporate law. Marie-Pascale acts on behalf of private companies and individuals in connection with tax and estate planning strategies, corporate reorganizations and the establishment of trust structures.
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Anna Mendes

Anna Mendes

Director, Corporate Services

Anna Mendes is a corporate paralegal with over 30 years’ experience in the field.  She has extensive knowledge of corporate and commercial matters, including the formation, organization and annual maintenance of corporations, and the drafting of various contracts, security instruments and leases.  More >>