NOTICE: Withdrawal of application to institute a class action against Concession A25 S.E.C. and the Attorney General of Quebec. The June 13th 2019 decision of Justice Chantal Corriveau is available here and the June 27 2019 Act of Withdrawal is available here.
Simkin Légal is a law firm serving small businesses, community groups, entrepreneurs and activists. We offer hourly fees and fixed-fee legal services.
We are lawyers and social entrepreneurs dedicated to working with small businesses, merchants, freelancers, artists, not-for-profit organisations and community groups. We want to be a part of new, innovative and socially responsible projects.
Our professionalism provides you with the peace of mind you need to focus on making your projects thrive.
Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
We’re more than just lawyers. We’re small business owners.
Whether you’re just getting started, managing an existing business or preparing for a transition, you’re not alone - we’re here to provide the legal advice you need. With our experience, insight and professional network, we can save you money, time and energy and help you to mitigate risks. Together, we can position your business for growth, sale or succession.
Social activists and rebels with a cause
We’re more than just lawyers. We’re agents of change.
We believe in a diversity of strategies to improve our community. Getting quality legal assistance for social movements and innovative community initiatives can be difficult. If you want help changing the world, creating new models and striking bold new courses, we want to lend a hand.
Artists and Creative Freelancers
We’re more than just lawyers. We’re patrons of the arts.
We believe in the power of creativity and artistic expression to strengthen the community. Your creative activity takes passion and dedication. But what about a business plan? As business lawyers, we can assist you in ensuring that your artistic and creative endeavours are properly planned and funded.
Not-for-profit organisations and Community Groups
We’re more than just lawyers. We’re a part of a community.
We believe that not-for-profit and community groups improve the quality of life in our community. That’s why we provide a wide variety of legal services tailored to the needs of not-for-profit and community groups. Much like for-profit businesses, not-for-profit and community groups also need legal advice to meet the needs of the community and we’re here to help.
Corporate and commercial law · Not-for-profit and charity law Consumer protection law · Employment law · Space law
Michael Simkin was born and raised in NDG. He has undergraduate degrees in law and environmental science as well a Master of Space Science and has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 2007. With more than 10 years of experience in corporate governance, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, Michael has developed a deep understanding of corporations from a multitude of perspectives: as a shareholder, a board member, an administrator, an employee, a union representative, and as counsel.
Michael is known for his leadership, his expertise in community organizing, his social entrepreneurship and his strong communications skills. Always looking to make a difference at the local level, Michael continues to work with residents, businesses and community groups to help them overcome challenges and realize their projects. As an active member of the NDG community, Michael ran for municipal office in 2013. In 2014, he co-founded the Association for the Promotion of Sherbrooke Street West and is currently President.