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.


Mr. Michel-J. Lanctôt began his career in Moncton, as translator of Manitoba tax laws. He then joined the Secretary of State (Canada) in Montreal as a legal translator and later on, continued his career as a business and intellectual property lawyer at various major law firms in Montreal before founding Lanctôt & Associates in 2005.

He is the author of various articles on business and international law and has been a lecturer in business and intellectual property law.

He completed a bachelor’s degree at Stanislas College and then earned degrees in civil law and common law from McGill University. He also studied at the Hague Academy of International Law and at the Canadian Investment Dealers Association (CIDA).

He is binational, bi-lawyer and bilingual. He represents mainly clients from various parts of the world.

He has extensive board and charitable experience in a variety of areas, including culture and education.

Scope of practice: Corporate and business law; Intellectual property law; Labour law; Corporate and commercial litigation; Intellectual property litigation.


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


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).

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

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.


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.

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.