Lynne Kassie, Ad. E.
Lynne Kassie is head of RSS’s Family Law Department. She has outstanding experience with all aspects of matrimonial and family law, as well as in related fields of civil law, including succession and protective supervision.
Ms. Kassie focuses her practice on complex litigation, and on cases involving high-net-worth issues, division of property and other financial issues related to business interests and trusts.
Ms. Kassie also advises parties prior to their marriage or cohabitation and has extensive experience in the preparation of prenuptial agreements and marriage contracts.
She has considerable skills in negotiation and mediation proceedings and appears regularly before the Superior Court and Court of Appeal. She has also appeared before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada on several occasions.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1998; President of the Quebec Province Committee, 2003–2004
Lawyer Emeritus, Quebec Bar, 2007
Lexpert — Rated as a leading family law practitioner for several years
Best Lawyers — Rated as a leading family law practitioner, appearing since 2006; Montréal Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, 2021, 2016 and 2009
Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, for ethical standards and legal ability
Montreal Bar: Conference of Former Bâtonniers; Bâtonnière (President), 1999–2000
Quebec Bar: President, Comité de la journée du Barreau, 1988–1990; Director, (1999–2001); served on several committees
Canadian Bar Association: served on several committees
Lord Reading Society: President, 1989–1990
Quebec Bar Foundation: Governor Emeritus
Éducaloi: Director, 2007–2008
Publications and Conferences
Ms. Kassie is a sought-after speaker and writer, whose recent communications include:
“Can we Trust the Trust? Revisiting the Consequences”, conference before the Jewish Community Foundation of Montréal, June 2014
“La saisie avant jugement de biens en fiducie dans le cadre d’une action en divorce” (Seizure before judgment in divorce proceedings), Canadian Bar Association luncheon, November 2012
“Les faits sur l’union de fait: l’affaire Éric c. Lola” (The facts on common-law relationships: the Eric v. Lola case, with Benjamin Prud’homme), annual conference of the Association de planification fiscale et financière, October 2012
A lifelong Montrealer, Ms. Kassie has deep roots in her community, as evidenced by many of the positions she held:
Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital: President, 1988–1990
Combined Jewish Appeal: Director, 2002–2006; President, Elan Division, 1988–1990
Jewish General Hospital: Director, 2001–2007
McGill University Alumni Association: Former Director and Secretary of the Executive Committee
Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Montréal, 1975
Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, 1972
Call to Bar