PFKs international experience is substantial because an international outlook is essential for any lawyer practising in Quebec and particularly with our firm. The primary reason is that Quebec is the only jurisdiction in Canada that follows a codified system of civil law, based on the code Napoleon; the rest of Canada follows English common law. Thus, even inter-provincial dealings involving Quebec participants are, of necessity, quasi-international in nature.
Quebecs official language is French, thereby requiring PFKs lawyers to be fluent in English and French with some also being conversant in Greek, Ukranian, Lebanese and Italian.
PFKs unique strength is its real property projects department which, headed by a senior partner, focuses on international real estate transactions. The department specializes in assembling property or investment groups, developing financing (both bridge and permanent financing), and leasing and/or resale of property.
The philosophy followed by the partners at PFK is to provide the clients of the firm with the best possible professional services at competitive fees.
To achieve this, PFK strives to acquire on an ongoing basis the best possible technical equipment and to engage as associates only those persons whose energies are readily and naturally directed towards these goals.