Brahm M. Gelfand
Counsel

Overview

Brahm M. Gelfand is a counsel to the firm. Brahm commenced his career as the most junior attorney in a boutique firm which was involved in every imaginable type of litigation matter, from automobile accidents to complex commercial disputes. As he gained experience, he was attracted to the area of business law disputes. Consequently, he found himself advising clients on commercial transactions and not just the litigation arising therefrom. By the time Brahm merged his practice with one of the predecessors of Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melancon, the volume of his non-litigious commercial practice obliged him to direct his litigation activities to others in the firm. This gave him the opportunity to concentrate his activities on mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities. Today, Brahm’s advice and counsel is sought on a wide variety of complex business and strategic issues, on both the national and international levels. Brahm’s clientele is many and varied and consists of owner-operated businesses as well as public companies located in Canada, the United States and abroad.

The nature of his practice has resulted in the development of a widespread global network of relationships. He has been an organizer and participant in many conferences which has enabled him to keep abreast not only of the changes in the practice of law domestically, but also of how the law is practiced in many different jurisdictions.

Areas of Expertise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Education
  • B.C.L., McGill University, 1960
  • B.A., McGill University, 1957
Affiliations and Activities
  • Member of the Quebec Bar
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the International Business Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation
  • Director of a number of public and private corporations doing business in North American and internationally
  • Director of Tecnica Group USA Corporation
  • Former Director and President of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital and a Trustee and former Chairman of its Foundation
  • Director of Summit School Foundation
  • Director, officer and a founding member of the Roasters Foundation
  • Director of Tefron Ltd., an Israeli publically listed high tech apparel manufacturer
  • Non-Executive Director of the board of directors of Paysafe Group Plc (formerly Optimal Payments Plc)
  • Director of Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc., a publically listed sustainable technology developer for the natural resource industry
  • Member and Chair of the Independent Review Committee of Goodman & Company, Investment Counsel Inc. (an entity wholly owned by Dundee Corporation)
  • Member of Independent Review Committee of 1832 Asset Management L.P. (an entity wholly owned by the Bank of Nova Scotia)
  • President of the board of directors of GOLO Mobile Inc.
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Telephone 514 925-6313 Facsimile 514 925-5013 Email
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Year of Call to the Bar

Quebec, 1961

Languages

English, French