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

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.


Sophie Colangelo joined the Grondin Savarese team in September 2022 to complete her articling in the field of corporate law.

Sophie’s practice focuses on supporting the creation, sale and purchase of a company in various fields, as well as setting up contractual structures at the operational level.

She obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2021. During her third year, she participated as a volunteer with the Pro Bono Students Canada program. Her mandate was to inform workers of their rights in collaboration with the Association québécoise de la défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées.


Ms. Frédérique Faubert joined Grondin Savarese in September 2019.

Having started her career in a prestigious Montreal law firm, she then worked at the Montreal Bar organizing events and conferences, as an assistant to the general management and the human resources department.

In addition to her professional activities, Frédérique is involved in numerous events in the legal community.


Laurent Fournier joined Grondin Savarese in January 2019 and focuses his practice in civil and commercial litigation. Laurent obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montréal and also holds a Bachelor of Political Science from the same institution.

Prior to joining Grondin Savarese, Laurent worked for two years at boutique law firm in divided and undivided co-ownership.

Laurent is also actively involved in the provincial and federal political scenes.


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.

From 2017 to 2021, he was elected and reelected as bâtonnier du Québec (president of the Barreau du Québec). He was the youngest candidate ever to hold such a position at the Barreau, and the youngest of any professional order in Quebec.

Scope of practiceLabour and employment law, Workplace investigations, 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.


Mtre Roberge joined the Grondin Savarese team in December 2019. Following her graduation from the Bar, she completed her articling at our offices. Mtre Roberge practices in civil and commercial litigation, as well as labour and employment law.

She obtained her law degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2022, following her studies in law and international relations at the same institution.

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.