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Leonard E. Seidman
Leonard E. Seidman is the President of Seidman Avocats Inc., since its inception in early 2016 after having been a partner of Seal Seidman, G.P. which he joined in 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science in 1969 from the Arts and Science Faculty of McGill University, and his Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Faculty of Law at McGill University in 1972. He was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Quebec in January 1974 and to the State Bar of California in June 1979. He was admitted to practice before the United States District Court in April 1984. His career in commercial litigation has permitted him to plead before all the courts in Quebec, the Federal Court of Canada, , and, on three successful occasions before the Supreme Court of Canada in the cases landmark cases of

Soucisse v. National Bank, [1981] 2 RCS 339

Farber v. Royal Trust, [1997] 1 RCS 846

Miller v. Canada (the Queen)/ Monit international, [2001] 1 RCS 407

He has also pleaded before numerous administrative tribunals in Québec, including the Régie des alcohols, des courses et des jeux , where Mr. Seidman often acts as counsel for other law firms who are not specialized in this area.

He was certified in 1996 by the Bar of Québec as a civil and commercial mediator, for which he was reconfirmed in 2001. His services as a mediator are available in commercial landlord-tenant disputes, insurance disputes over direct damage claims and third party liability claims and personal injury, in disputes between co-owners of condominiums and with their syndicates and in professional fee disputes. He is also available in these matters as an arbitrator. He has also served as an arbitrator for the Quebec Bar in fee disputes since 2001.

In 2004, Me Seidman was named a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Costs of the Bar of Montreal, and served as Chairman of the sub-committee on financing litigation. In recognition of his services to this committee and his role in the report the Committee published, Mr. Seidman received the prestigious Order of Merit of the Bar of Montreal in 2005.

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