AN EXPERIENCED TEAM
FOR YOUR LEGAL MATTERS
Montreal, January 1, 2021 — Dumais & Giard is pleased to announce the appointment of Mtre Dany Alwan as partner. Member of the Dumais & Giard team since 2018 and member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec since 2019, Mtre Alwan practices in the areas of succession law and estate planning, capacities and persons law as well as non-contentious matters (incapacity, tutorship, curatorship). He holds a Master’s degree in Notarial Law from the University of Montreal and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from McGill University.
“We are privileged to be able to count on an exceptional, rigorous and dynamic collaborator who is a proud ambassador of our firm’s excellent reputation,” declared Geneviève Godin, partner. “We are very pleased to welcome Mtre Dany Alwan as partner in our firm, a valuable ally, greatly appreciated by clients and team members,” said Mtre Josianne Gelfusa, partner.
Dumais & Giard has won the Consumer Choice Award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in the Notaries category for the Island of Montreal. This award recognizes brand reputation, customer satisfaction and business excellence.
An agreement has been concluded in October 2019 with Mtre Marie-Michèle Daviau from the firm Daviau & Gareau, located in Varennes on the South Shore. Further to a new direction in her career, Mtre Marie-Michèle Daviau proudly passes on the torch to the team of Dumais & Giard, thus ensuring the continuity of the services at the office of Varennes by a team of professionals whose firm has won the Consumer Choice Award four consecutive years.
The new office in Varennes will from now on be called D & G, notaries and legal advisors. The new owners, Mtre Geneviève Godin and Mtre Josianne Gelfusa, are happy to welcome Mtre Flavie Roy from the office of Varennes as a new team member.
In October 1987, Claude Dumais and Christian Giard, as newly qualified notaries, founded Dumais & Giard. Their first offices were located on Masson Street in Montreal, and a year later the firm moved to its present location on Sherbrooke Street. Over the years, the firm has known consistent growth, and in order to respond to the needs of its clientele, the cofounders welcome Mtre Geneviève Godin, specialized in capacities and persons law as well as succession law.
Concerned about the future of the profession, the cofounders acted on several occasions as training supervisors, and welcomed Mtre Josianne Gelfusa as a new team member. In May 2017, Mtre Geneviève Godin and Mtre Josianne Gelfusa became owners of the firm. Dumais & Giard has earned an enviable position in its fields of expertise thanks to the exceptional service delivered by its team of professionals. Driven by sustained growth, Dumais & Giard welcomed Mtre Dany Alwan in August 2018. Mtre Alwan became a partner in the firm in January 2021.
Our notaries will give you sound advice and will take care of all your needs in the areas of real estate law, family law, wills and succession law. Their notarial competence enables them to offer you a broad range of services in several fields of practice: purchase or sale of a property, wedding contract, wedding celebration, cohabitation agreement, institution of protective supervision, protection mandate, drafting wills and settlement of an estate.
Mtre Geneviève Godin
Mtre Geneviève Godin graduated with a degree in Civil Law and subsequently with a degree in Notarial Law, both from the University of Montreal. She has been a member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec since 2002, and joined the firm the same year.
She practices in the areas of capacities and persons law, succession law and non-contentious matters (incapacity, tutorship, curatorship). With her warm heart and attentive ear, she can comfort you and guide you through difficult times. She also performs civil marriages in our offices, and throughout Quebec.
Mtre Josianne Gelfusa
Mtre Josianne Gelfusa holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Quebec in Montreal and a diploma in Notarial Law from the University of Montreal. She has been a member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec since 2008, and has been with the firm since the beginning of her practice.
She is particularly gifted in real estate law as well as drafting wills and protection mandates responding to your needs. She may serve you in French, English and Italian. As well, she coauthored the 7th and 8th articles published in the volume Personnes et Famille of the encyclopedia JurisClasseur Québec.
Mtre Dany Alwan
Mtre Dany Alwan holds a Master’s degree in Notarial Law from the University of Montreal and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from McGill University. He has been a member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec since 2019. He has also been a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec for several years.
Fluently bilingual, Mtre Dany Alwan practices in the areas of succession law and estate planning, capacities and persons law as well as non-contentious matters (incapacity, tutorship, curatorship).
Mtre Flavie Roy
Mtre Flavie Roy holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master’s degree in Notarial Law form the University of Montreal. During her graduate studies, she was awarded a scholarship from the Chaire du notariat for the excellence of her academic record. She joined the firm Daviau & Gareau in 2018 and then Dumais & Giard the following year.
Mtre Roy will have your best interests at heart for all your projects: estate planning, protection mandate, wedding, civil union or cohabitation contract, company incorporation and real estate agreements.