Introducing Louis-V. Sylvestre, Ad.E.

Called to the Bar in 1977, Louis-V. Sylvestre completed his training with a master's degree in urban planning and an M.B.A. in finance. In private practice since 1982, he has dedicated his efforts to matters of administrative, environmental and urban & regional planning law, focusing on agricultural land resources. He argues cases, provides legal advice, and negotiates matters related to agricultural zoning throughout Quebec.


Me Sylvestre has a distinguished record of service on several Quebec Bar committees, such as the Bar's standing committee on environmental law, where he has been a key member from 1995 to 2013, and its committee on administrative law (member from 1994 to 2013). In 2002, Me Sylvestre joined the Bar's liaison committee with the Tribunal administratif du Québec. His four volumes on municipal and agricultural law have been cited by numerous courts of law, including the Supreme Court of Canada. For the past 30 years, he has been a lecturer in administrative law as it pertains to property, at Université de Montréal's Faculty of Law, as part of the post-graduate Diploma of Notarial Law program.


Choosing Louis-V. Sylvestre, Ad.E.,means selecting one of the very few lawyers who hold the title Advocatus Emeritus (Lawyer Emeritus), an honour bestowed by the Quebec Bar upon lawyers who have not only enjoyed outstanding careers, but who have also distinguished themselves through significant social and community outreach.