Sharon G. Druker
With RSS since 2005
Sharon joined the group of lawyers at RSS in 2005. With her many years of experience and leadership, she quickly became an integral part of the Business Law team, where she practices commercial and corporate law. Her organizational skills earned her the additional role of supervising the firm’s Corporate Services Department.
Her practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, purchases, sales and corporate financing (through debt and equity) of businesses and other commercial transactions. Her clients include individuals, partnerships and corporations of all sizes doing business in Quebec, Canada, the United States, and abroad.
Over the course of her career, Sharon has received many awards in several areas. She has been named in the editions of “Women in the Lead – The Directory of Qualified Canadian Women for Board Appointment”.
In addition, she was the recipient of the 2006 Award of Excellence from Career Women Interaction and the 2010 and 2012 Recognition Awards from the Association of Financial Women of Québec.
- Martindale-Hubbell (BV Distinguished)
|Bachelor of Civil Law and Common, both with Honours (1985)||McGill University|
|Professional training certificate in European Business Law (1997)||European Summer University (Lyons)|
Sharon is an active member of various professional associations, such as:
- Federation of Law Societies of Canada – Standing Committee on Access to Legal Services (since 2012)
- Advisory Committee of Women Lawyers Alliance (since 2009)
- Canadian Bar Association: Executive Committee of the National Business Law Section (since 2008), Women Lawyers Forum (since 2007), Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Quebec Division – Past President (2007-2008), President (2005-2007) and Vice-President (2003-2005) Committee on Regulatory Affairs of the International Law Section (since 2005), Juror for the President’s Award (1998-1999), Standing Committee on Equality of the Québec Division – President (1998-1999) and Member (1995-2000), Council of the Quebec Division (since 1998); Recruitment Committee of the Quebec Division (1999-2000); Member of the Quebec Division since 1986;
- Editorial Board of the Canadian International Law Journal (since 2006);
- Quebec Bar: Committee on Cultural Communities (2006-2007);
- Montreal Bar: Committee on Women Lawyers in the Profession (2005-2008), Liaison Committee with the Register of Personal and Movable Real Rights (2002-2003); Subcommittee on Golden Age Conferences (1991-1992);
- The Lord Reading Law Society: President (1996-1997), Vice-President (1995-1996), Program Chair (1994-1995), Secretary of Finance (1992-1994), Board of Directors (1991-1992 ), Member since 1986;
- Young Bar Association of Montreal: Specialized Counsel – Advisor Program (since 1992) and member (1986-1997).
Sharon’s communication skills make her in high demand as a speaker. She has lectured on commercial law and matters of interest to professional women in front of different audiences, such as:
- Canadian Association of Paralegals;
- Canadian Bar Association – Quebec Division, Business Law Section;
- Canadian Institute – Venture Capital and Business Agreements – Analysis of the Challenges and Business Opportunities in the Quebec Market; li>
- Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association;
- Career Women Interaction;
- Center for International Legal Studies;
- Concordia University, Master’s Degree in Business Administration Program;
- Federated Press – Drafting and Negotiating Major Business Agreements;
- Insight – Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Agreements;
- Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education – “Doing Business in Canada”;
- Montreal Financial and Estate Planning Council;
- New England – Canada Business Council on Technology, Trade and Investment;
- New York State Bar Association;
- Professionals’ Fund Group;
- Technology Law Training Workshop
Sharon is very involved in her community and has held positions on numerous boards and committees, including:
- Governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec (since 2012- )
- Montreal Mayor’s Foundation (expert coach in legal matters since 2010);
- Board of Directors of Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (since 2010);
- Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (since 2009);
- Association of Québec Women in Finance: Member since 2003, Board of Directors (2006-2009), Co-Director of Governance Committees (2008-2009) and International Affairs (2006-2008);
- Board of Directors of the Montréal Chamber Orchestra of Montreal (2006-2007)
- Board of Directors and of Entrepreneurship Committee of the Diva Foundation (2004-2006);
- Selection Committee for the YWCA Women of Distinction (2004-2006);
- Chair, Ethics Committee, The Fertility Center of Montreal (2004-2005);
- Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal: Vice President, Women’s Affairs Action Committee (CAFA) (2001-2002);
- Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Elizabeth House Foundation (1998-2001);
- Board of Directors of Elizabeth House (1994-1998);Federation CJA / Women’s Business Network: Co-Chair (1997-1998), Executive Member (1994-1997);
- Co-Chair of the Planning Committee of the 10th annual reunion meeting and the commemorative donation committee of the Faculty of Law of McGill University (1995);
- Investigations Committee of the Jewish General Hospital (since 1995).
Sharon has authored the following publications :
- “A Practical Guide to Doing Business in Canada: What You Need to Know About Cross-Border Trade and Investment Under the Canadian Legal Regime”, The Transportation Lawyer (2007);
- Case comment on the decision of the Supreme Court in Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise (2004 SCC 68), Canadian Journal of International Law (2005);
- “Pardon My French” – Language Requirements for Web Sites of Businesses Operating In The Province Of Quebec, Gowlings IP Report (2005);
- “An Update on Drafting Enforceable Penalty, Indemnity, Termination, Non-Renewal and Termination Clauses in Trade Agreements”, Insight (2005);
- “Building a Solid Foundation on Sand: Drafting enforceable Penalty, Indemnity and Termination Clauses in Trade Agreements”, Insight (2004);
- “Biotech Financing and IP Issues”, Silicon Valley North (2004).