Laurent Fournier joined Grondin Savarese in January 2019 as an articling student and a lawyer after being sworned in the same year. Laurent focuses his practice in civil and commercial litigation. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal in 2018 and also holds a Bachelor of Political Science from the same institution.

Before joining Grondin Savarese, Laurent was actively involved in the provincial and federal political scene.


Me Ghannoum joined Grondin Savarese as a lawyer in 2018 after articling at a multidisciplinary law firm in Montreal. Me Ghannoum practices in civil and commercial litigation as we all in labor and employment law.

Me Ghannoum obtained her civil law degree from the University of Montreal in 2017. During her studies, Me Ghannoum completed an international training in Brazil at the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro focused on legal and social issues raised by new technologies, such as blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.

In the spirit of promoting access to justice, Me Ghannoum also volunteered at the Community Justice Center of Greater Montreal where she provided clients with free services of legal information, guidance and support.

Scope of practice: : Labour and employment law , civil and commercial litigation


Antoun Alsaoub joined Grondin Savarese in September 2018, after articling in a Montreal boutique law firm. His main area of practice is civil and labour and employment law.

He obtained his law degree from the University of Montreal in 2017 after studying political science in the same institution. Antoun also holds a Certificate in chinese law, obtained after a summer semester in Beijing, at the China University of Political Science and Law.

During his studies, he was involved in student life as well as in the community, volunteering for a non-profit organization through Pro Bono Students Canada and holding an executive position on a law school committee.

Scope of practice: : Labour and employment law , civil and commercial litigation


Mtre Au obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1995.  She began her practice at a boutique firm in Montreal specializing in commercial and civil litigation.
She served as the chief legal counsel for a successful Quebec company in the forestry sector.  Her pragmatic approach along with judicious and targeted advice contributed to the company’s strategic development process.

She launched her own firm in 2004, and has since joined Grondin Savarese’s team in April 2016 wherein she offers her experience in civil and commercial litigation to the firm’s clients.
Passionate about issues concerning access to justice, Mtre Au is involved in community organizations such as the Mile End Legal Clinic.

Mtre Au advocates a practical approach tailored to her client’s needs, both individuals and SME’s, by promoting realistic solutions to help them achieve their objectives.
Experienced, having developed an enviable legal intuition in a wide range of practice areas, Mtre Au pleads before various courts and administrative tribunals in Quebec.

Mtre Au is also an accredited mediator in civil, commercial and labour mediation.

Scope of practice: : Civil , commercial litigation


Eric Arciero joined Grondin Savarese as a lawyer in 2018 after having begun his practice at a boutique law firm in Montreal specializing in corporate and commercial transactions.

Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal and later obtained his Juris Doctor in Common Law.

Eric has volunteered with numerous legal institutions throughout his career, including the Concordia Student Union Legal Information Clinic and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Loyola High School Aumni Association.

Scope of practice: Business Law, Real estate law

Barcelos Imparato

Paula Barcelos Imparato has been a lawyer since 2013 and has been working at Grondin Savarese since 2009.

She obtained a Bachelor of Laws in Brazil, where she worked for five years as a civil litigator. Established in Québec since 2006, she earned a Master of Laws from the Université de Montréal.
During her master’s studies, she was awarded a merit scholarship in civil law by the Fonds Monique Ouellette, as well as an essay scholarship by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the Université de Montréal.

Paula is a member of the Committee of Immigration and Citizenship of the Bar of Quebec.

She collaborated with the Blogue du CRL of the Young Bar Association of Montreal and is really involved in the community. Last, but not least, she is a member of the board of directors of Inform’elle, a legal information and family mediation centre, and of the CPE L’Atrait-Mignon. She’s currently involved as a volunteer for Éducaloi and for the Social Pediatric Center of Longueuil.

Scope of practice: Civil litigation, Immigration.


Paul-Matthieu Grondin first worked as a lawyer for the House of Commons before joining the Oliphant Commission, mandated to investigate the commercial and financial dealings of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Mr. Karlheinz Schreiber. He then worked as a lawyer for the Honourable Michel Bastarache during the commission of inquiry into the nomination process of judges. He has also penned articles for the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law.

He earned a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke and a juris doctor from Queen’s University. In February 2009, Mtre Grondin joined forces with Roberto Savarese to found the Grondin Savarese law firm. Mtre Grondin has since been invited to speak at the Université de Sherbrooke, at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales of the Université de Montréal, at McGill University, at Université Jean Moulin III in Lyon, at the American Bar Association and at the Barreau du Québec.

In January 2014, Mtre Grondin won the first prize at the International Oratory Competition in Brussels, Belgium. On May 31, 2014, Mtre Grondin became the 115th president of the Young Bar of Montreal.

Scope of practice: Labour and employment law, Civil litigation, Administrative law, Constitutional law, Public inquiries.


Jonathan Pierre-Étienne is a lawyer and a member of our team since 2014. His main area of practice is civil and commercial law, as well as bankruptcy and insolvency. His practice leads him to plead in front of all tribunals of the province of Québec.

Mr. Pierre-Etienne obtained a Bachelor of laws from the University of Montreal as well as a Bachelor in communications with specialization in public relations from the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Prior to joining Grondin Savarese, Mr. Pierre-Etienne articled and worked in another leading Montreal law firm. He has also played professional football in Canada and in the United States and has always been involved in charitable causes.

Due to his engagment in the Young Bar Association of Montreal, Me Pierre-Étienne has become, the 10 of may 2018, the president of the 120th year of existence of the Association.

Scope of practice: Civil and commercial litigation ; Bankruptcy and insolvency.


Sandra Poltoratsky has been working as a paralegal at Grondin Savarese since March 2018.

She obtained her Master of Laws in 2015 at the Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. During her last year, she studied five months at the Universidade Católica do Porto. In parallel of her master, she completed an interdisciplinary education in entrepreneurship (CPME) at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Since then, she has worked as a paralegal at the Alliens Office and in a company charged with the management of the personnel of other companies in Brussels.

Scope of practice: : Administrative assistant/Paralegal

R. Savarese

After working at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Roberto Savarese joined forces with Paul-Matthieu Grondin in February 2009 to launch Grondin Savarese.

Since then, Roberto has represented clients in shareholder litigation, corporate restructuring, incorporations as well as mergers and acquisitions, most notably in the fields of IT, pharmaceuticals, professional corporations as well as the retail industry.

His clients have sought his counsel on all their corporate affairs, from commercial leases to contractual structures on the operational level. Roberto also assists clients with their real estate transactions. Roberto has earned his Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke. He is very active in the Montreal community, and has served on the boards of the Italian-Canadian Jurists of Quebec and the Young Bar of Montreal as president of the Professional and International Development Committee. He has been involved with Project Boomerang which helps young immigrants with their integration and he currently sits on the Comité de la relève du Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire du Québec.

Scope of practice: Business law, Commercial law, Contracts, Real Estate law, Commercial leasing.