Phil joined and cofounded Podlegal in 2015. His practice is focused mainly on advising emerging companies on matters of commercial and corporate law, and financing. He previously practiced business law in Montreal at Brouillette Legal and Spiegel Sohmer inc. after completing his articling at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, 2017
Candidate to the Level III Exam, CFA Institute, 2013
LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2012
B.A.A. (finance), HEC Montréal, 2009
Memberships and activities
Board of Mentors, McGill X-1 Accelerator
Board of Directors, Wikimedia Canada Foundation
Board of Directors, Camp LIFT Foundation
Executive Committee, Legal Hackers Montréal
Mai joined Podlegal in 2016. Her practice is focused mainly on advising small businesses on matters of commercial and corporate law. Mai also embraces the entrepreneurial lifestyle, having already cofounded two businesses: Armori Steele, a leading high-end sports memorabilia venture, and Herky The Cavalier, a dog pet accessories’ company. Mai joined Podlegal after completing her articling in Montreal at ROBIC LLP, and an internship in Toronto at Dimock Stratton LLP (now part of DLA Piper), both firms specializing in intellectual property law.
J.D./LL.L., University of Ottawa, 2013
B.Sc. (pharmaceutical sciences), University of Ottawa, 2010
Associations and activities
Co-founder, Armori Steele
Co-founder, Herky The Cavalier
Marie joined Podlegal in 2017 where her practice is focused on litigation and business law. She advises SMEs on matters of commercial law and contractual negotiations as well as before all Quebec tribunals. Marie previously practiced in corporate law within the legal department of Héma-Québec and in private litigation at Montreal law firm Kalman Samuels, Q.C. & Associates.
Civil, Commercial and Labour Mediation, 2017
LL.B, University of Montreal, 2013