SENIOR COUNSEL – ON
Corporate; Commercial; Commercial Leasing; Franchise; Transactional/Financing
Former firms & in-house roles:
Aird & Berlis LLP; Brazeau Seller LLP; Borden Lader Gervais LLP; Grandmaitre Virgo Evans
Josée obtained her Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Josée started her legal career articling at Aird & Berlis, which included rotations in Real Estate/Municipal Law, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Law. Later, she worked as an Associate for Dust Evans, earning experience in Corporate/Commercial law, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law, Commercial Leasing, Franchise Law, Employment Law, Landlord and Tenant Law, and Wills and Estate Planning. Josée continued her career alongside Brazeau Seller for two years where she gained skills in advising commercial lenders and borrowers in structuring, negotiating, and preparing financings. Josée later joined BLG in their Real Estate Group, focusing on Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Leasing, and Structured financing. In 2011, Josée received the opportunity to become co-owner of Grandmaitre Virgo Evans, where she built up the corporate/commercial practice, including corporate restructuring, M&A, Secured Financings and various commercial contracts, Corporate Governances, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Commercial leasing and Wills and Estates. In Josée’s spare time, she enjoys being a soccer/hockey mom, attending crossfit classes and doting on her doodles.