Boasting three decades of experience, Patrice Brunet is the founder and managing director of patrice.brunet.avocats. High-profile companies and clients put their trust in this business immigration expert to obtain visas and work permits, to hire specialized workers abroad, or to handle citizenship and permanent residence applications.
In the mid-2000’s, Mr. Brunet was also elected as Chair of the Quebec Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AQAADI). He is the primary point of contact of all of the firm’s clients, who value his discretion, high-quality services, and his advice in building creative immigration strategies.
Patrice Brunet has also been practising sports law since 1995. He is a neutral arbitrator for the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In addition to defending many Canadian Olympic athletes in the past, Mr. Brunet served as Chair of the arbitration panel who adjudicated the doping case against cyclist Floyd Landis.
He coauthored the book Le droit du sport au Québec et au Canada, published by Éditions Yvon Blais in 2018.
Mr. Brunet is often invited by Canadian and American media outlets to comment current issues related to immigration and sports law. Winner of the prestigious Arista-Sunlife award, he has also been a guest speaker for the Barreau du Québec and for many organizations and education establishments.