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Press Release - September 13, 2023

Sep 13th, 2023

Prestigious group of lawyers and professionals joins
Spiegel Sohmer

Montreal, September 13, 2023 – We are very pleased to announce the addition of thirteen new members to our dynamic and constantly evolving team. Spiegel Sohmer is delighted with this latest talent acquisition, which underlines our bold recruitment strategy and our determination to strengthen and diversify our legal team.

This group comprises a variety of skills and profiles, reflecting our goal of always serving our clients better. These talents bring valuable expertise in a variety of fields, enriching our firm with their in-depth knowledge of tax and commercial law, as well as estates and trusts.

Spiegel Sohmer is proud to present this new team of thirteen highly qualified professionals:

  • Francine Nelson (Wiseman), Shareholder
    A recognized figure in the legal community with over 35 years of experience in tax and business law, Francine specializes in corporate taxation, trusts, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border tax planning.
  • Aaron Rodgers, Shareholder
    A renowned lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in tax and litigation, Aaron brings his expertise in tax administration, such as voluntary disclosures and anti-money laundering.
  • Brian Moulaison, Partner
    As a tax, commercial and civil litigation lawyer, Brian assists various taxpayers in their legal interactions with tax authorities. He also represents clients from a wide range of industries, including construction, food service, transportation, real estate leasing, professional consulting and finance.
  • Austin del Rio, Partner
    A tax and estate planning attorney, Austin guides business owners and real estate investors in establishing tax-optimized legal structures. He also brings a wealth of international tax experience to the table.
  • Marc Ian Leiter, Lawyer
    With over three decades of experience in business law, Marc guides companies through transactions, offering expert advice on mergers, acquisitions and contracts. A recognized expert in a variety of industries, he also helps start-ups and restructuring companies develop their business plans.
  • Anna Mendes, Paralegal
    With over 40 years’ experience, Anna brings her expertise as a senior paralegal in the fields of corporate, commercial and tax law.
  • Christina Tsioutsias, Paralegal
    With several years’ experience in business law, Christina joins the team as a paralegal.
  • Irene Ioannoni, Paralegal
    With complete mastery of the incorporation, organization, registration, dissolution and reinstatement processes, this experienced paralegal handles all the administrative tasks required to manage and maintain businesses.
  • Daniella Pittarelli, Paralegal
    A paralegal in business law and taxation, Daniella puts her experience and knowledge to good use by supporting lawyers in transactions. She also performs audits, reviews books of account and drafts transactional and commercial documents.
  • William Frappier, Articling Student
  • Victoria Dias Rodrigues, Legal Assistant
  • Francine Lemaire, Legal Assistant
  • Shane Rodgers, Legal Assistant

“The entire Spiegel Sohmer team is extremely proud to welcome these thirteen new members to our team. These talented individuals will not only help strengthen our position as a leader in the legal sector, but will also energize our approach by bringing a diversity of perspectives and unique expertise to the table. This marks a milestone for Spiegel Sohmer, and we look forward to the significant contributions these talents will make, helping to shape the future of our firm.”

Morris Jacobson, Managing Shareholder


We invite you to join us in celebrating the arrival of these exceptional legal professionals at our firm.

About Spiegel Sohmer

Spiegel Sohmer Inc. is an independent law firm of over 50 lawyers. The firm offers a wide range of legal services and provides advice on large and complex mandates for local and national business clients in business law, litigation, tax law, real estate law, estate law and intellectual property.

With an integrated and innovative approach to the practice of law, the firm is able to leverage its skills, industry knowledge and extensive experience to help its clients achieve their business objectives.

The firm is a member of Ally Law, a global network of law firms.