Tibshirani is a leading Canadian law firm established in 1983 by Charles Tibshirani. We can reference lawyers in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to meet all of your legal needs at the moment. This enables us to strategically diversify our expertise across Canada.

Serving a diverse local, national and international client base, Tibshirani and its integrated network of professionals provides our clients with access to the full spectrum of capabilities in practically every area of law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, Tibshirani handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. It is our culture and philosophy to work closely with our clients to understand all of their legal needs and to keep them apprised of legal developments that may affect them. We provide relevant legal services expertly, promptly and in a cost-effective manner to assist our clients in achieving their business objectives.


Since beginning our practice in 1983, we have become widely known as a pragmatic, constructive and result-oriented firm. We provide clear and practical advice to help our clients achieve their objectives in a useful and cost-effective manner. We fully assume the role of alerting our clients to issues affecting them by newsletters, seminars and personal calls. We use our knowledge and experience constructively to anticipate developments, to identify opportunities and to bring new and innovative ideas to our clients. We are proud of our record of cost-effective service and fair billing. Our system of integrating teams, under our leadership, ensures that each task is staffed at the appropriate level and avoids many of the problems that can lead to wasted efforts and excessive costs. We make full use of our experienced support personnel and the latest technology to improve our productivity.


  • Pioneer, innovate and provide intelligent legal solutions to business challenges
  • develop long-term client relationships
  • the success of all of our clients is a measure of our success as a law firm
  • developed strong ties with law firms and other professional firms across Canada, the United States and worldwide, thereby enabling us to assist our clients to develop opportunities outside Quebec



We are proud to be the first Canadian law firm to have a permanent presence in Mexico. We sincerely believe that in the coming years Mexico will be to North America what China was to the world in the last two decades. We have trained and hired selected Mexican lawyers as well as other professionals to offer the international community reliable, competent and accountable legal services. Whether our clients require real estate accompaniment or identifying strategic business alliances and suppliers in Mexico, they now have a Canadian law firm to rely on. In Mexico we operate under MexLaw.

Business Law

We provide our clients with sound advice, legal opinions and strategies regarding their investments, financing, construction, inspection, preparation of contracts, co-ownership, the setting up of a condominium syndicate, study and review of notarial deeds, insurance, condo fees, the board of directors and annual general meetings. We are one of a limited number of Law firms offering a full range of services in all transactions involving commercial and industrial real estate, financing, and development and leasing of office, industrial, retail and multi-residential properties, including the development of various ownership structures for properties.

Business Transactions

We represent a broad range of clients doing business in Canada and abroad and manage all types of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance, buy-outs, partnership initiatives, and joint ventures, as well as due diligence reviews, corporate reorganizations and private financing transactions.

Commercial Litigation

Our skilled lawyers can handle a wide range of issues including creditors’ rights, banking and financial transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency, franchising, securities litigation, competition law, shareholders’ remedies and specialized remedies such as injunctions, seizures, etc.

Construction Law and Fidelity Bonds

Tibshirani is an acknowledged leader in this field, having represented clients in the construction industry for over 35 years. Our expertise encompasses every stage of a construction project, from the negotiating and drafting of construction and service contracts and the securing of financing, to project implementation and management and the negotiation of and realizing on security.

Corporate Governance & Compliance

Tibshirani has an undisputed specific expertise in all corporate governance issues. Our services include conducting compliance audits and assessments of a client’s current practices, recommending appropriate compliance initiatives, and training of directors, Compliance Officers, employees and providing advice when outside assistance is required. We also represent clients with FINTRAC and the AMF in Quebec.

Financing and Financial Services

Tibshirani has represented both lenders and borrowers in handling and implementing all forms of financial transactions and in developing financial services such loans and guarantees.

Labor and Employment

We have represented the interests of employers for more than 30 years, providing a full complement of services in labor and employment law, including negotiating employment agreements, strategic counseling, mediation, arbitration, and occupational health and safety.


Tibshirani is one of Quebec’s leading civil litigation practices, with particular emphasis in areas such as civil and commercial litigation. We have argued cases before every Court level: from Municipal Court to the Supreme Court of Canada.


Mtre Charles Tibshirani is a founding partner of TIBSHIRANI AVOCATS/LAWYERS s.e.n.c. and MexLaw

He has more than 30 years’ experience as a lawyer and has personally been involved in numerous real estate transactions, the management and administration of condominiums and in general co-ownership law. He is a keen entrepreneur and has founded, participated and managed medium to large size businesses in Canada and internationally. He takes pride in acting as mentor to many of his clients and friends. For the past seven (7) years as a practicing lawyer he has specialized in international real-estate transactions and Anti-Money Laundering compliance and litigation in Quebec.

Mtre. Tibshirani graduated from the University of Ottawa (Law – 1982) and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1983. He also benefits from an Occasional Practice License to practice law in Ontario Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario).

Practicing in corporate and commercial law, Mtre Tibshirani has significant experience in all areas of litigation before courts at the provincial, superior and appellate levels.