Sharon G. Druker, Ad. E.

Lawyer, Partner and Head of the Corporate Services Department


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Sharon G. Druker is a partner and the head of the Corporate Services Department in our Business Law Group. Her practice focuses on commercial and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, the purchase/sale and debt/equity-based financing of businesses, as well as other commercial transactions.

She has over 35 years of experience in providing tailored legal solutions to support individuals, partnerships and corporations of all sizes doing business in Quebec, Canada, the United States and internationally, in their operational and transactional needs.

Representative files and mandates

  • Acted as Quebec counsel to the purchaser of a provider of educational services to domestic and international students under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act
  • Provides ongoing advice to Tactico TSF 10-20 Investment LP, a strategic venture capital investor, in its Quebec secured financings
  • Acts as Quebec counsel to AJW Technique Inc. and its affiliates on an ongoing basis regarding all Quebec-based commercial matters
  • Acted as special Quebec counsel to the Canadian guarantors on a $200M Australian-based secured financing
  • Acts as Quebec counsel on a regular basis to out-of-province law firms in connection with Quebec-based security
  • Represented the founder of Reflector Entertainment Inc. in its acquisition by Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco Entertainment


  • Designated Lawyer Emeritus by the Bar of Quebec (2020)
  • Included under Corporate Law (2015–present) and Mergers and Acquisitions (2022–present) in The Best Lawyers in Canada, a major directory of legal professionals based on peer review
  • Named in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 editions of Femmes de tête – Le répertoire des femmes canadiennes qualifiées pour siéger aux conseils d’administration, a directory of women recommended as directors
  • Winner of the Award of Excellence from Femmes de carrière en interaction (2006)
  • Winner of the Recognition Award from the Association of Quebec Women in Finance (2010 and 2012)


Sharon’s most recent and significant roles include:

  • John Molson School of Business MBA International Case Competition Judge (2023)

Canadian Bar Association

  • Montreal Opinion Working Group (2020–present)
  • Executive Committee of the National Business Law Section (2008–2019)

Bar of Quebec

  • Panorama Committee (2016–present)
  • Justicia Committee (2015–present)

Quebec Bar Foundation

  • Board of Directors and Strategic Planning & Governance Committees (2022–present)
  • Jury for best published legal works (2019–2022)

Bar of Montreal

  • Comité Avocats d’affaires et relations internationales (2022–2023)
  • Comité de liaison avec les avocats en droit des affaires
    • President (2018–2022)
    • Member (2015–2022)

Lord Reading Law Society

  • Chair, Governance Committee (2019–present)
  • President (1996–1997)
  • Member (1986–present)


Update on the Requirement to Disclose Your Prête-Nom or Nominee Agreements to Revenu Québec

8 December 2020

As previously explained in our August 15, 2019 newsletter, Revenu Québec announced new rules on May 17, 2019 requiring the disclosure of all nominee agreements. The application of those rules was suspended until regulations could be adopted. Bill 42 implementing these rules was made final on September 24, 2020, and those rules are now in […]

Postponement of Business Declarations Until September 2020

30 April 2020

Federal corporations, non-profit organizations and cooperatives generally must file their annual returns and pay the annual fees within 60 days of the anniversary date of their creation. However, Corporations Canada has recently announced that all such entities whose anniversary date falls between February 1 and June 1, 2020 now have until September 30, 2020 to […]

Companies May Hold Remote Meetings, Despite Governing Documents

29 April 2020

By press release dated April 27, 2020, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec announced that for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, legal persons who must hold meetings of their boards of directors, shareholders (in the case of a corporation) and members (in the case of non-profit organizations) can do […]

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Publications and Conferences

Sharon’s most recent work includes:

  • Speaker (“The New Corporate Transparency Rules”) and member of the Organizing Committee, Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal’s virtual Professional Advisory Conference, July 6, 2021
  • “The Impact of the Act Respecting the Transfer of Securities and the Establishment of Security Entitlements in Determining the Validity of a Gift under Quebec Law: A Case Comment on Labis v. Labis”, (2020) 39 Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal 213
  • Author since 2020, and co-author with Rhona Luger since 2022, of the chapter on Quebec in the annual edition of Buying and Selling Real Estate: An International Guide, International Lawyers Network Real Estate Specialty Group
  • Co-author since 2015 of the chapter on Canada in the annual edition of Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide, International Lawyers Network Corporate Specialty Group
  • “Female lawyers conquering more masculine practice areas — Challenges and solutions”, Quebec Bar Association International Women’s Day event (2017)
  • Guest lecturer on shareholder agreements to students at HEC Montréal (2017)
  • “Business Development: Finding the Right Clients for You”, Canadian Bar Association webinar (2017)
  • Commercial Negotiation Simulation, Montreal Bar Association (2016 and 2017)
  • McGill Business Law Association Conference (2016)

Sharon is a member of RSS’ Continuing Legal Education Committee and has presented training sessions for the Quebec Bar’s obligatory continuing education program on the impact of the Quebec Business Corporations Act, as well as shareholders’ agreements and director liability.

She has also given numerous conferences on business law and on issues of interest to female professionals for associations and organizations such as:

  • The Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division, Business Law Section
  • L’École du Barreau de Montréal
  • Femmes de carrière en interaction
  • Le Groupe fonds des professionnels
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • New England–Canada Business Council
  • New York Women’s Bar Association

Community Involvement

Sharon’s most recent involvement includes:


  • Marianopolis College (mENTERopolis) alumni mentoring program (2021–present)
  • McGill Women’s Alumnae Association’s Mentorship Program (2020–present)
  • RSS au féminin, Mentoring Committee (2016–present)
  • McGill University, Faculty of Law, Law LINK student program (2015–present)


  • Shaare Zedek Congregation: Director and member of the Governance Committee (2022–present)
  • Alink Foundation: Director and Chair of the Governance Committee (2019–2022)


  • Jewish General Hospital Foundation: member of the Governance Committee (2019–present)
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Users’ Committee: Member (2014–2018)


Advanced Program in Governance Training (“Workshops 2.0”)

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations


Les enjeux essentiels dans la gouvernance d’entreprise

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations


Professional training certificate in European business law

Université européenne d’été, Lyon


Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law (Honours) (BCL/JD)

McGill University


Call to Bar