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Simon Paransky is building a broad civil and commercial litigation practice focused on product liability and class actions. He acts for clients in a range of industries, including construction and infrastructure, insurance, as well as media, communications and entertainment.

Appearing before all levels of Québec courts, including the court of Québec, Superior Court, and Court of Appeal, Simon was also involved on matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, he has represented clients before administrative tribunals, including the Québec Commission for Access to Information and the Autorité des marchés financiers.

Simon joined McMillan in 2017 as a summer student and completed his articles with the firm in 2018. While studying law, Simon advocated for students before the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), helped them file petitions at the SSMU’s judicial board, and represented them in disputes with their student councils.



Representative Matters

Product liability

  • Coordinated files of varying volume involving product liability claims
  • Conducted investigation into product liability allegations involving construction, plumbing, and fire protection systems
  • Resolved and settled numerous product liability disputes

Media

  • Resolved defamation disputes involving online publications;
  • Negotiated and drafted settlement agreements to arrive at non-litigious resolutions of defamation claims

Teaching Engagements

  • Lectured a course on Class Actions, McGill University, 2019

Rankings & Recognition

  • Finalist, English Oratory Competition 2020, Young Bar of Montreal
  • The Honourable Madam Justice Carol Cohen Prize in Ethical Advocacy (McGill University, 2017)

Community Involvement

  • Simon sits on the Board of Directors of Camp Kinneret-Biluim, a summer camp based in Mont-Tremblant

Directorships & Affiliations

  • The Province of Québec Bar (Barreau du Québec)

Education & Admissions

2018
Called to the Québec bar
2018
BCL / JD (Common and Civil Law)McGill University

Insights by Simon Paransky (3 Posts)

Featured Insight

Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.

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May 20, 2020
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Stop the Clocks! What Does the Suspension of Civil Delays in Québec Mean for You?

On March 13, the Province of Québec declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic pursuant to article 118 of Québec’s Public Health Act.

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Apr 21, 2020
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What Are “Moral Damages” Worth? Quebec Court of Appeal Limits when Consumers’ Frustration Constitutes a Recoverable Harm

The Quebec Court of Appeal's decision in Meubles Léon v. Options Consommateurs sheds light on when a "moral damage" is recoverable.

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Mar 2, 2020