New Specialized Attorneys at CMKZ

On November 18, 2015, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

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CMKZ welcomes four new specialized attorneys. Mes Laurier Beauchamp, Mélanie Couture, Zave Kaufman and Gérard Samet have joined CMKZ this fall and have strengthened our niche expertise in international trade and business law.  Laurier Beauchamp is specialized in trade and corporate law, Mélanie Couture is specialized in immigration law, Zave Kaufman is a recognized expert in customs law, whereas Gérard Samet deals with European markets and is specialized in civil and commercial litigation.

Their cutting-edge knowledge in their respective areas of expertise illustrates the new motto of CMKZ: Advise Globally, Guide Locally.


Laurier Beauchamp has 30 years of experience in international trade and corporate law.  Throughout the years, he has developed a practice that encompasses various economic sectors such as aeronautics, equipment and heavy machinery, consumer goods (textile, apparel, shoes and cosmetics) and food processing, including probiotics.

He represents and assists foreign and domestic corporations to establish themselves in Canada, to negotiate leases and commercial contracts (import/export, manufacture, distribution, etc.) and he advises these corporations on topics related to regulations such as products, foods and country of origin labelling.


Mélanie Couture is specialized in immigration law and has an in-depth knowledge of China.  More specifically, she establishes strategies to fulfill short-term stays and establishment projects in Canada or hiring of foreign workers.  Her expertise includes the preparation of procedures related to requests for work permits, to economic classes for permanent residence (qualified workers and business people), to the reuniting of families, to citizenship as well as the preparation of appeals and judicial reviews in cases of requests that have been denied.


Specialized in customs and international trade law, Zave Kaufman has an extensive understanding of commercial and customs issues at stake and the constant changes in regulatory requirements in Canada and in the United States.  In 30 years of practice, he has developed a vast network of Canadian and American government contacts and he brings an ability to anticipate and develop efficient solutions.  Zave Kaufman advises corporations of all sizes, from SME to multinational corporations, while limiting the risks associated with commerce and in respect of customs regulations.


Gérard Samet has practiced law in France for 25 years, before being admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2010. A specialist in commercial litigation and class actions, he also brings a wide knowledge of the Euro zone, German market and the French civil law to the international jurists of CMKZ.

About CMKZ

CMKZ is a legal firm established in 2008 by a group of lawyers specialized in international trade and business law with the common vision to advise their clients globally and assist them locally.

CMKZ responds to the legal needs of companies and entrepreneurs operating internationally. CMKZ has a unique and highly recognized expertise in international trade and business law as well as in the implementation of international trade treaties.

For more information, please contact or (514) 288-2726.

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