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A NEW FORCE IN THE LEGAL WORLD
Merger of Therrien Couture and Joli-Cœur Lacasse
Saint-Hyacinthe, September 12, 2019 – Therrien Couture and Joli-Coeur Lacasse, two leaders in their field, are joining forces, creating Therrien Couture Joli Cœur. As a result, they will become one of the largest employers in Quebec’s legal sector, with more than 350 employees as of January 1, 2020.
For Éric Beauchesne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Joli-Cœur Lacasse and Normand Therrien, President and Chief Executive Officer of Therrien Couture, this 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 business 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.
The challenges are great in the field of professional services: Business models are evolving, the digital shift is unavoidable and the introduction of new technologies is now inevitable. “As always, we want to be on the cusp of new trends to better serve our customers. 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,” concluded Normand Therrien, who will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the new entity, and Éric Beauchesne, who will become Chairman of the Board.
ABOUT THERRIEN COUTURE
Founded 25 years ago, Therrien Couture relies on a team of more than 185 people, comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals including lawyers, notaries, tax specialists and human resources specialists. With five offices located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Brossard, Sherbrooke, Laval and Montreal, Therrien Couture is positioning itself as a major player in the Quebec market.
ABOUT JOLI-CŒUR LACASSE
Founded 36 years ago, Joli-Coeur Lacasse has a team of nearly 170 people, including more than 80 experienced professionals working in the main areas of law, in the two business centres of Quebec City and Montreal. Over the years, Joli Coeur Lacasse has experienced several mergers and has earned an enviable position in the legal services market, serving a diverse clientele. Accessibility, excellence in its services, a multidisciplinary team and a workforce with a human dimension: This is what distinguishes Joli-Coeur Lacasse.
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