The Team

 

Catherine Fraser

Sworn in in February 2011, Mtre Fraser obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at the University of Québec in Montréal in 2005, and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Ottawa in 2010. She joined Desnoyers Laroche in 2010 to complete her articling requirements.

Mtre Fraser has over ten years of experience in the legal field, having previously worked in a law firm based in Alberta. Her areas of interest include personal law, real estate and non-contentious procedures.

Her particular expertise in real estate development allows her to efficiently accompany real estate developers and contractors in their projects.

Choose a trustworthy notary: entrust her with the acquisition of your new property.

Social commitments

  • Administrator on the Board of Directors of Caisse Desjardins de Gatineau
  • Member of the Chambre de Commerce de Gatineau
  • Member of APCHQ

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Wills
  • Protective Mandates
  • Non-contentious procedures (real estate)

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Caroline Payer

Born and raised in Outaouais, Mtre Caroline Payer discovered the legal world during her collegial studies at the Cégep de l’Outaouais in 2015. She then went on to the University of Ottawa to obtain her Law Degree (LL.L) in 2018. It is the impartial and consensual nature of the notarial profession that made Mtre Payer opt for notarial studies instead of passing the Bar. She therefore continued her academic training to obtain her Master’s Degree in Notarial Law (LL.M) at the same institution, in 2019. During her studies, Mtre Payer received the Chambre des notaires du Québec’s Excellence Award for the University of Ottawa.

Sworn in in May 2020, Mtre Payer is currently practicing in various fields, but focuses on real estate, a field in which enables her to overcome several daily challenges and help clients through the important transactions of their lives.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Wills
  • Protection Mandates

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Stéphane Riel

Sworn in in 1990, Mtre Riel centers his practice in matters involving real estate, corporate and business law.

He has particular expertise in business start-up, sale and acquisition, as well as commercial financing, and acts as a legal advisor in those fields, as well as in matters of intergenerational transfers, succession planning, will and estate planning, and corporate reorganizations.

His sense of organization and collaborative nature allow him to easily integrate with your team and work effectively with your professional advisors to better serve you. His practical sense allows him to understand your needs well and respond effectively.

You can rely on him for legal support and legal management of your business.

Social commitments

  • President, Board of Directors of the Festival de Montgolfières de Gatineau (FMG)
  • Director, Board of L’Amicale des anciens et anciennes du Collège Saint-Alexandre
  • Member of the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce
  • « Matchmaker » from the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce
  • Appreciated speaker in corporate matters with non-profit organizations

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills
  • Protective Mandates

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Francis Robitaille

Mtre. Francis Robitaille began his studies with a Paralegal Diploma at O’Sullivan College, in Montreal. While interning with Mtre Paul Péladeau, notary in Brossard, Mtre Robitaille was charmed by the notarial profession. Thus he continued his academic career with a Law degree (LL.L) at the University of Ottawa in 2016, and a Master’s in Law (LL.M) at the same establishment in 2017.

While completing his Master’s degree, Mtre. Robitaille had the opportunity to write a research paper under Mariève Lacroix’s supervision. The essay, entitled “L’interprétation par les tribunaux québécois de l’adverbe ‘notamment’ dans l’article 422 du Code civil du Québec concernant le partage inégal du patrimoine familial”, represented the University of Ottawa at the Chaire du notariat’s prestigious essay competition. Writing this research paper allowed Mtre Robitaille to kindle his passion for family law throughout his university education.

After working for Péladeau Brossard Notary, a legal firm based in Brossard, for several summers, Mtre Robitaille decided to settle in Outaouais and joined Desnoyers Laroche at the beginning of 2017. It is there that Mtre. Robitaille completed his internship for the Chambre des Notaires in the fall of 2017.

Sworn in as a notary in April 2018, Mtre Robitaille will be pleased to assist you with your wills and estates needs.

Social commitments

  • Administrator on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer Society Outaouais

Areas of Practice

  • Estates
  • Wills
  • Protective Mandates

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