Once Upon a Time…
Rochon Legault s.e.n.c.r.l. is a Chartered Professional Accountant firm specializing in professional services to SME’s, founded in February 1988 by Gilles Rochon and Jean-Pierre Legault. The two founders are long-time friends that studied together at HEC Montréal.
They started their practice in small premises on boulevard St-Jean in Pointe-Claire. Then in 1991, the firm moved its operations to the current address at 16835, rue Oakwood in Pierrefonds. François Gauthier was later made partner in 1992 to support the growth of the firm.
Taxation became an indispensable complement to the services offered by the firm, but rather than turning to outsourcing to satisfy this need, the partners decided to integrate taxation in 1994 as part of its services. A new partner, Jake Charlton, would now supervise taxation services.
Rochon Legault s.e.n.c.r.l.’s partners founded Verreault Juriconseil Inc. with Me France Verreault, lawyer, in 2004, in order to better serve their clientele. Verreault Juriconseil Inc. provides excellent service in business law.
The twentieth anniversary of the firm was marked by the arrival of two new partners in 2008, Sophie Roy and Ghislain Vincent, who joined the firm to help ensure its continued growth.
In January of 2013, Jean-François Pichette joined the firm as a partner, then, in January 2017, Geneviève Filion became a partner too and leads the taxation department, which is increasingly solicited.
A new associate joined the firm in 2021. Indeed, Véronique Legault came in as part of the business’s succession plan.
With now two locations in Bois-des-Filion and Saint-Lazare, the firm can better serve its clientele. A three-person operation in the beginning, the firm now counts on around thirty employees.
An Effective Multidisciplinary Team
By bringing accounting, taxation and law under one roof, the firm is able to offer its clients turnkey service. This made to measure approach for SME’s was chosen in order to reduce costs and improve access to services. The goal is to work together in the client’s interest.
A real spirit of cooperation exists between the legal department, the taxation department and the client. Exchanges are productive and the entire process shares the same vision and our team spirit is reassuring to clients.
“Partners really enjoy working in an environment where everyone shares their expertise with others. Having several heads thinking together is a great advantage.”