Marc Jolicoeur is the National Group Head, Specialized Business Law, as well as a member of BLG's National Management Committee. Marc is a corporate commercial lawyer who focuses his practice on acting for Crown corporations, public institutions, charities and not-for-profit organizations. He acts as general corporate counsel for numerous corporate clients in connection with corporate-commercial matters including governance, corporate issues, strategic alliances, restructuring, financing, public-private partnerships, and general commercial matters.
Marc has a strong belief in business and community participation, and during his professional career has been actively involved with over 25 organizations as a member of their boards or steering committees, as well as in various other roles. He has received many awards for community service and philanthropy, including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of Ottawa for his role as a community advocate and for his contributions to community service.
Publications & Presentations
•Senior instructor and seminar instructor, Ottawa program of the Bar Admission Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada for over 10 years.
•Speaker at numerous conferences and continuing education programs on corporate and commercial law topics and governance.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Health Care Law).
•Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of the Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure.
•Recognized in the 2015 edition (and since 2012) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Infrastructure Law).
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
•Community Service / Philanthropic Awards: Order of Ottawa (2012); Philos Award (2008); Ronald McDonald House Award, (2004), the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contribution to the community (2003); the Andre Mailhot Award - United Way Canada's highest award of merit (2002); the Gordon F. Henderson Award from the County of Carleton Law Association in recognition of business and community involvement (2001); Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa (1999); and the Medaille d'excellence for the outstanding businessperson of the year from le Regroupement des gens d'affaires d'Ottawa (1994).