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WE SHARE OUR
COLLECTIVE EXPERTISE

MBC’s lawyers have a wide range of backgrounds, specializations, skills and experience. They have appeared before various levels of the courts and numerous tribunals. Many work in both English and French.

As a client of MBC, you will not only get the skills of one lawyer. Our office works as a team, sharing our collective expertise and creativity to deliver effective representation, customized solutions and positive results.

meet your legal team

PARTNER, MEDIATOR

IAN B. MCBRIDE

Email: imcbride@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-564-3004
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 224
Assistant/Clerk: Wendy Heney, ext. 272

Ian is a litigator with a wide-ranging, results-oriented practice. Ian divides his time between providing advice and representing clients in the areas of construction law, commercial law, estate litigation, professional negligence, employment law and under the broad heading of administrative law.

In July 2019, Ian was selected to become a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA Fellowship – which is limited to 1,200 active practicing lawyers worldwide, reflects the excellence and accomplishments of its Fellowship in construction law and closely related specialties. With over 52,000 practicing lawyers in Ontario, of which only 38 Fellowships are available, Ian’s selection to the CLSA speaks directly to the depth of his expertise and high ethical standard of practice.

Leveraging his experience and high ethical standards, Ian has successfully obtained his certification in Foundational Conflict Management & Mediation. He has joined the ADR Institute of Ontario and Canada with the goal of becoming a chartered mediator.

Ian obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Alberta in 1985 and a law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1991. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.

Ian co-founded MBCs predecessor firm in February 1993 and is currently the firm managing partner. He is a dedicated member of the Ottawa legal community and sat on the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) Executive serving as the President of the CCLA for the 2013-2014 term.

Ian has also served on many community boards and been active in coaching and managing youth soccer teams in the Ottawa region.

Away from the office, Ian and his wife, Nicole, enjoy touring Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec on their motorcycles. They also can be found enjoying a passion for Scuba Diving often accompanied on their outings by their daughter Celine.

PARTNER

STÉPHANE P. BOND

Email: sbond@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-564-3007
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 241
Assistant/Clerk: Isabelle Duteau, ext. 276

Besides being a proficient civil litigator, with a focus on construction and commercial litigation, Stéphane handles labour disputes and all other matters relating to the construction industry.

A fluent litigator in both English and French, Stéphane is a member of the Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario. He is also a member of the Association de la construction d’Outaouais.

Stéphane obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (History) from the University of Hearst (Laurentian University) in 1996 and his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2001.

Between 2001-2002, Stéphane articled for MBC’s predecessor firm being called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. In 2003 Stéphane joined the firm as an associate ultimately becoming a partner in January 2010.

PARTNER

ANDREW D. FERGUSON

Email: aferguson@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-564-3006
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 248
Assistant/Clerk:  Rebecca Christian ext. 234

As an accomplished civil litigator, Andrew’s focus is on both construction law and bankruptcy and insolvency law. He also handles for his client’s general civil litigation matters.

In his construction law practice, Andrew represents suppliers, sub-trades, general contractors, construction managers, and owners in matters involving construction liens, delay and impact claims, contractual disputes, bond claims, trust claims, and deficiency claims. As part of his bankruptcy and insolvency practice, he represents creditors, debtors, and trustees in bankruptcy.

From a general litigation standpoint, Andrew has experience with property disputes, contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, and employment matters.

Andrew completed his undergraduate degree at Carleton University, where he graduated with highest honours in 2003. He then obtained his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in June 2008 being voted Class Representative of the English Common Law Class of 2008 by his peers.

Andrew joined MBC’s predecessor firm as a summer student in 2007 and articled in 2008-2009. He was an associate with the firm after being called to the Ontario Bar in 2009, becoming a partner in 2016.

Since 2016, Andrew has been a Trustee of the County of Carleton Law Association. Formed in Ottawa in 1888, the CCLA is the second-largest law association in Ontario. Besides his volunteer work with the CCLA, Andrew’s recognized legal expertise means that he is frequently giving lectures or making guest appearances on industry-related media programs.

PARTNER

MARGOT L. POMERLEAU

Email: mpomerleau@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-564-3012
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 247
Assistant/Clerk: Isabelle Duteau, ext. 276

Margot’s practice has a specific focus on civil litigation dealing with commercial, construction and estate law-related issues.

Having attended the University of Ottawa, for her Bachelor’s degree, she graduated from the French Common Law Program in 2010, articled for MBC’s predecessor firm in 2010-2011, joined as an associate in June 2011 and later became partner.

Now a partner with MBC Law, Margot also serves as management of MBC’s financial loss litigation team, who pursue investment industry cases across Canada. She advocates for clients claiming financial losses in breach and negligence cases across the country, in both official languages.

Before 2010, Margot developed experience in various legal positions with the federal public service in areas of program delivery and policy, including with the Department of National Defence with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), the Office to the Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada (OSGG), and Transport Canada (TC).

A proud member of the Ontario Bar Association, County of Carleton Law Association, The Advocates Society and L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO).

Margot delights in supporting a variety of Eastern Ontario community groups and events including educating lawyers and individuals through advocacy programs and teaching. Margot co-chairs an annual educational program in Ontario. She also enjoys delivering talks related to Law and Investments to conferences, clubs and associations in both French and English.

COUNSEL

J. ALDEN CHRISTIAN

Email: achristian@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-564-3005
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 231
Assistant/Clerk: Megan Rivet, mrivet@mbclaw.ca

Originally called to the Ontario Bar in 1985, over the past 35 years Alden has established an enviable and unparalleled reputation as a top lawyer in his primary areas of practice that include: insolvency and receivership matters, mortgage enforcement, debtor/creditor disputes, banking, and corporate and commercial litigation.

Alden has consistently demonstrated his depth of experience and legal expertise in his many appearances before all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

Beyond practising law, Alden has also lectured in the debtor/creditor rights section of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course.

Joining MBC’s predecessor firm in 1995, Alden soon afterwards became a partner and now serves as the firm’s counsel.

Alden obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) from the University of New Brunswick in 1979 and graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in 1983.

ASSOCIATE

ROGER J. RAMONAT

Email: rramonat@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-228-4202
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 294
Assistant/Clerk: Robert Langford, ext. 235

Roger practises in the areas of taxation, corporate reorganizations, estate planning and all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions.

After obtaining his law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, he was called to the Ontario Bar in 1984.

Roger articled and practised in Toronto until 1989, including working in the national tax department of a major accounting firm. Since 1989, he has practised in established Ottawa law firms as an associate and as a partner. Roger joined MBC’s predecessor firm in 2005.

ASSOCIATE

NATALIE SCOTT

Email: nscott@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-562-4141
Telephone: 613-233-4474 ext. 242
Assistant/Clerk: Megan Rivet, mrivet@mbclaw.ca

Natalie’s areas of practice include construction, commercial and estate law.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2007, Natalie obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2011.

After articling with MBC Law’s predecessor firm, Natalie practiced with boutique firms in both Ottawa and Toronto, before returning to MBC in 2017.

Over her legal career, Natalie has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

ASSOCIATE

FÉLIX POLIQUIN-BOUTIN

Email: fboutin@mbclaw.ca
Direct Line: 613-288-4289
Telephone: 613-233-4474 ext. 288
Assistant/Clerk:  Danielle Veal ext. 239

Félix practices in the area of civil litigation and more particularly in the construction and commercial litigation areas. He also handles various housing cooperative and small claims court matters. Félix serves his clients in both official languages.

Félix obtained his Bachelor in social sciences degree with a specialization in conflict studies and human rights (Magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 2013, following which he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2016.

Félix articled for the firm in 2016 joined MBC Law as an associate following his call to the Ontario Bar in 2017.

Prior to his articles, Félix gained experience as a research assistant at the Regional Research and Intervention Centre for Economic and Community Development (Centre régional de recherche et d’intervention en développement économique et communautaire) at the University of Hearst, Ontario.

When not answering the calls of Lady Justice, you can find Félix trying to match his designer comic book socks with his suits.

ASSOCIATE

CHELSEA SEXTON

Email: csexton@mbclaw.ca
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 250
Assistant/Clerk: Hillary Granum ext. 240

Chelsea’s areas of practice include construction law, commercial and civil litigation, financial loss recovery and small claims court matters.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishops University in 2011, Chelsea obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2019. She is a member of the County of Carleton Law Association and the Advocacy Club.

After articling with MBC, and being called to the Ontario Bar in June 2021, Chelsea joined the firm as an associate.

ASSOCIATE

MATTHEW BENSON

Email: mbenson@mbclaw.ca
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 244
Assistant/Clerk:  Hillary Granum ext. 240

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