Patricia Fourcand

Miller Thomson - Québec

Partner

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West, Suite 3700
Montréal, QC, H3B 4W5

+1 514 871 5472

Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

Québec

Practice area:

Family and matrimonial


Patricia Fourcand, Ad.E., practices family law at the Montreal office of Miller Thomson. She has a recognized expertise in family litigation with an international law component. She received the designation of Emeritus Lawyer from the Quebec Bar in 2021. 


Patricia has worked on complex cases, such as child abductions, the validity of foreign or religious marriages, as well as the multijurisdictional division of assets. Her representations as regards the rights of fathers with respect to parenting time have contributed to the evolution of the law in Quebec towards greater equality between both parents, reflecting the importance of equality between men and women. 


Her commitment to family law led her to sit on the Liaison Committee with the Superior Court in family matters for several years. A sought-after speaker, she regularly gives speeches on family law not only in Quebec, but also abroad. Patricia Fourcand also has extensive experience in estate law. She has handled complex cases involving the division of family patrimony and the liquidation of matrimonial or civil union regimes. She is a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers. 


Patricia has served on numerous boards of directors. She is also involved in causes aiming to recognize the importance of women lawyers in the legal profession. She has collaborated with the Quebec Bar’s Justicia project and is currently involved in the Panorama Committee for ethnocultural diversity and inclusion in the Quebec legal profession. Through her commitment, she has influenced human resources practices in large law firms to make these institutions more representative by promoting openness and inclusion. She is also one of the lawyers who founded the Quebec chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, which aims to recognize the presence of black lawyers in the profession and to defend the rights of members of the black community. 

 

Updated March 2022