BCF Imagine is the concerted undertaking of five of our firm’s strategic teams – Business and Technology, Venture Capital, Taxation, Intellectual Property, and Mergers and Acquisitions – supported by our sector specialists in Litigation, Labour Law, and Global Employee Mobility, pooling their talents and experience to propel innovative local businesses.

The program’s startup team assists innovative businesses with different aspects of their startup activities.

In terms of business growth, our venture capital professionals assist and advise businesses at each stage of the financing chain.

We master the legal subtleties and financial aspects of the various forms of financing: by way of equity (A, B, and C rounds), quasi-equity, convertible and nonconvertible debentures (guaranteed or not), and all other forms of financing.

We also advise businesses on a wide range of subjects, such as employee profit sharing plans, executive compensation, operating licences, and commercialization agreements.

In terms of securities law, our specialists help young businesses in the field of alternative financing methods such as crowdfunding and registrations or RTOs on the TSX Venture Exchange or Canadian Securities Exchange. Last year, BCF was the firm that achieved the greatest number of financing transactions on the exempt market with exempt market brokers in Quebec.

Moreover, our clientele in this field also includes angel investors, funds, venture capital institutions as well as North American and cross-border banking institutions. This means that in addition to supporting businesses, we are also able to present them with potential sources of financing to promote their growth.

In short, our team has the tools, expertise, experience and contacts to help startups reach their full potential.

Your contacts   
Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier

Managing partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Julien Lacheré

Julien Lacheré

Partner, Patents Agent, Engineer
Intellectual Property
Brigitte Nepveu

Brigitte Nepveu

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jean-François Noël

Jean-François Noël

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Startups   
Karen Aguilar

Karen Aguilar

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Adam Allouba

Adam Allouba

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jocelyn Auger

Jocelyn Auger

Lawyer, consultant
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Johanne Auger

Johanne Auger

Partner, trademark agent
Intellectual Property
Andréanne Auger

Andréanne Auger

Patents agent
Intellectual Property
Amber M. Beckley

Amber M. Beckley

Technical consultant, patents
Intellectual Property
Marc-Etienne Boucher

Marc-Etienne Boucher

Lawyer
Litigation
Ludovic Bourdages

Ludovic Bourdages

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jean-Sébastien Brière

Jean-Sébastien Brière

Counsel lawyer and patents agent
Intellectual Property
Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier

Managing partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Vincent Chaurette

Vincent Chaurette

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Marianne Desrochers

Marianne Desrochers

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Frédéric Dionne

Frédéric Dionne

Partner, Trademark Agent
Intellectual Property
Noëmie Frappier

Noëmie Frappier

Lawyer
Litigation
Pascal Gagnon

Pascal Gagnon

Paralegal, Corporate Services
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Pierre-Marc Gendron

Pierre-Marc Gendron

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Marc-André Godard

Marc-André Godard

Partner, lawyer
Tax Law
Julien Lacheré

Julien Lacheré

Partner, Patents Agent, Engineer
Intellectual Property
Isabelle Lamy

Isabelle Lamy

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Pascal Lauzon

Pascal Lauzon

Partner, Lawyer and Trademark Agent
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; Internet; Litigation
Julie Lessard

Julie Lessard

Partner, lawyer
Global Employee Mobility
Oleksiy Malashenko

Oleksiy Malashenko

Technical Consultant
Intellectual Property
Geneviève Martin

Geneviève Martin

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Antonio Nadaira

Antonio Nadaira

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Brigitte Nepveu

Brigitte Nepveu

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Martin Nolet

Martin Nolet

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jean-François Noël

Jean-François Noël

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Julien Perron-Piché

Julien Perron-Piché

Lawyer, Technical Advisor in Patent
Intellectual Property
Gaël Picout

Gaël Picout

Paralegal, Trademark
Intellectual Property
Jean Rodrigue

Jean Rodrigue

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
David Siméon

David Siméon

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Pascale Villani

Pascale Villani

Notary
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Kevin Vincelette

Kevin Vincelette

Lawyer
Labour and Employment Law
Tuba Yamaç

Tuba Yamaç

Patent Agent
Intellectual Property
Erik Yelemanov

Erik Yelemanov

Technical Consultant, Patent
Intellectual Property
Kristian Zimmerman

Kristian Zimmerman

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Startup growth   
Pierre T. Allard

Pierre T. Allard

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Adam Allouba

Adam Allouba

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Andréanne Auger

Andréanne Auger

Patents agent
Intellectual Property
Jocelyn Auger

Jocelyn Auger

Lawyer, consultant
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Johanne Auger

Johanne Auger

Partner, trademark agent
Intellectual Property
Dominique Babin

Dominique Babin

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
François Beaudry

François Beaudry

Partner, lawyer
Litigation
Amber M. Beckley

Amber M. Beckley

Technical consultant, patents
Intellectual Property
Nancy Boyle

Nancy Boyle

Partner, lawyer
Labour and Employment Law
Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier

Managing partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jonathan Cutler

Jonathan Cutler

Partner, lawyer
Intellectual Property
Julie Doré

Julie Doré

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Mireille Fontaine

Mireille Fontaine

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Nathalie Gagnon

Nathalie Gagnon

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Pascal Gagnon

Pascal Gagnon

Paralegal, Corporate Services
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Marc-André Godard

Marc-André Godard

Partner, lawyer
Tax Law
Julien Lacheré

Julien Lacheré

Partner, Patents Agent, Engineer
Intellectual Property
Isabelle Lamy

Isabelle Lamy

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Pascal Lauzon

Pascal Lauzon

Partner, Lawyer and Trademark Agent
Intellectual Property
Jean-Philippe Leduc

Jean-Philippe Leduc

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Julie Lessard

Julie Lessard

Partner, lawyer
Global Employee Mobility
Gino Martel

Gino Martel

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
André Morrissette

André Morrissette

Partner, Lawyer, Chairman of the Board
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Antonio Nadaira

Antonio Nadaira

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Brigitte Nepveu

Brigitte Nepveu

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jean Rodrigue

Jean Rodrigue

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Guy Rouleau

Guy Rouleau

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
André Ryan

André Ryan

Partner, lawyer
Litigation
Gilles Seguin

Gilles Seguin

Partner, Lawyer, Vice-chairman of the Board
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Pierre-Philippe Taché

Pierre-Philippe Taché

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Geneviève Vigneault

Geneviève Vigneault

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Tuba Yamaç

Tuba Yamaç

Patent Agent
Intellectual Property
Your contacts   
Johanne Auger

Johanne Auger

Partner, trademark agent
Intellectual Property
Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier

Managing partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Serge Lebel

Serge Lebel

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Nicolas St-Sauveur

Nicolas St-Sauveur

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Startups   
Adam Allouba

Adam Allouba

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Alexie Amyotte

Alexie Amyotte

Avocate
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Johanne Auger

Johanne Auger

Partner, trademark agent
Intellectual Property
Jocelyn Auger

Jocelyn Auger

Lawyer, consultant
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Andréanne Auger

Andréanne Auger

Patents agent
Intellectual Property
Marie-Pier Baril

Marie-Pier Baril

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jean-Philippe Beaudet

Jean-Philippe Beaudet

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Amber M. Beckley

Amber M. Beckley

Technical consultant, patents
Intellectual Property
Véronique Briand-Carle

Véronique Briand-Carle

Lawyer
Administrative Law
Marc Brouilette

Marc Brouilette

Partner, Lawyer, Sept-Îles
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier

Managing partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Dominic Cormier

Dominic Cormier

Lawyer, Sept-Îles
Labour and Employment Law
Frédéric Dionne

Frédéric Dionne

Partner, Trademark Agent
Intellectual Property
Frédéric Dorion

Frédéric Dorion

Lawyer
Banking and Financial Services
Vincent Ebacher-Anderson

Vincent Ebacher-Anderson

Trainee
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Éliane Gobeil

Éliane Gobeil

Lawyer
Labour and Employment Law
Marc-André Godard

Marc-André Godard

Partner, lawyer
Tax Law
Julien Lacheré

Julien Lacheré

Partner, Patents Agent, Engineer
Intellectual Property
Samuel Lajoie

Samuel Lajoie

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Isabelle Landry

Isabelle Landry

Lawyer
Administrative Law
Serge Lebel

Serge Lebel

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
François Lefebvre

François Lefebvre

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Julie Lessard

Julie Lessard

Partner, lawyer
Global Employee Mobility
Maude Papillon

Maude Papillon

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Claudia Parent

Claudia Parent

Lawyer
Labour and Employment Law
Melissa Picher

Melissa Picher

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Laurence Pépin

Laurence Pépin

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Nicolas St-Sauveur

Nicolas St-Sauveur

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Jules Turcotte

Jules Turcotte

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Startup growth   
Eric Amyot

Eric Amyot

Partner, lawyer
Banking and Financial Services
Johanne Auger

Johanne Auger

Partner, trademark agent
Intellectual Property
Andréanne Auger

Andréanne Auger

Patents agent
Intellectual Property
Jocelyn Auger

Jocelyn Auger

Lawyer, consultant
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Amber M. Beckley

Amber M. Beckley

Technical consultant, patents
Intellectual Property
Mario Charpentier

Mario Charpentier

Managing partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Didier Culat

Didier Culat

Legal-Counsel
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
Simon-Pierre Hébert

Simon-Pierre Hébert

Partner, lawyer
Labour and Employment Law
Julien Lacheré

Julien Lacheré

Partner, Patents Agent, Engineer
Intellectual Property
Serge Lebel

Serge Lebel

Partner, lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law
André Lepage

André Lepage

Partner, lawyer
Labour and Employment Law
Julie Lessard

Julie Lessard

Partner, lawyer
Global Employee Mobility
Christian Racicot

Christian Racicot

Lawyer
Business, Commercial and Corporate Law