Julie Lessard is a top-tier corporate immigration lawyer who is highly sought after for her expertise in international hiring and workforce movement.
Julie Lessard has specialised in business immigration law for almost 20 years. Having co-founded Lessard Tremblay Attorneys in 1998, she joined BCF as a partner in 2007 and heads the global employee mobility strategic team of the firm, a team that includes nearly 30 people.
Ms Lessard provides strategic advice for the planning, implementation and management of global personnel mobility to numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging leaders across a variety of industries. She also acts as a counsellor in due diligence and immigration during organisational corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. She assists businesses, senior management, executives and specialised employees in the choice of implementation of immigration and/or expatriation strategies, regardless of the country of origin or destination.
Ms Lessard is regularly invited to speak at seminars across the world and is also a frequent speaker on topics in the fields of immigration law and workforce mobility.
She sits on the board of the Quebec chapter in the American Chamber of Commerce of Canada and a member of the government relations committee for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) since 2012.
Named as one of the 2010 Lexpert Rising Stars leading lawyers under 40, in 2009 Ms Lessard was also a finalist in the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal’s ARISTA competition in the young Quebec professional category. She was selected by her peers to appear as one of the best lawyers in Canada in immigration law in the Best Lawyers since 2014.