Meet the Exeo Team

At Exeo, we want to offer you Immigration Made Simple. Whether for work, study, or visit, we are there to help discover and implement your immigration options from A to Z. You’ll have a reliable team supporting you, with professionals who truly care and dedicate themselves to you and your project. Introducing our team of immigration lawyers in Montreal.

Francis Tourigny

Co-Founder/Partner

B.C.L., LL.B., B.Sc., Québec Bar

Francis is a lawyer and a member of the Québec Bar. Before founding Exeo, he worked for one of the leading business immigration firms in Hong Kong. There, he helped hundreds of individuals immigrate to Canada and the United States. Working for one of the most important immigration law firms in Canada, he then assisted many companies to regularize the status of their foreign workers.

In addition to representing those clients, Francis gave many conferences across Asia and Europe on Canadian and American business immigration programs.

Francis began his career with two of Canada’s biggest law firms. He holds law degrees from the University of Montreal and Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from the University of Montreal.

Marc-André Séguin

Co-Founder/Partner

B.C.L., LL.B., LL.M., Québec Bar, New York State Bar

Marc-André has been practising law in the immigrant investor industry since 2010, and has published a widely read Handbook on the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.

Spending over a third of each year travelling the world to promote programs of the industry, he has personally developed business relations with industry professionals in over 20 countries and is a respected and frequent speaker on Canadian investment immigration issues.

Marc-André is an attorney licensed in Quebec (Canada) and in New York State (USA). He graduated from McGill University Law School, with degrees in both civil law (B.C.L.) and common law (LL.B.). He also holds a masters (LL.M.) in Asian Legal Studies from the National University of Singapore.

Marc-André is fluent in English, French and Spanish and is currently learning Chinese.

Laurence C. Trempe

Partner

(Quebec Bar, LL. B.)

Laurence Trempe is a Partner at EXEO and our Mobility Manager. She worked for the Canadian Federal Public Service for several years, in collaboration with different departments. In 2009, she left the Federal Public Service to join the private legal practice specialized in business immigration and international mobility.

Over the last 18 years, through her combined public-private work experience, she has acquired a wide and extensive expertise in her domain, representing companies of different scale (start-up to multinational) as well as individuals with their international mobility needs.She excels at helping clients overcome medical inadmissibilities, and in responding to administrative reviews. Laurence is also on the Executive Committee and Administrative board of the Quebec Lawyers Immigration Association (AQAADI) and has written multiple legal briefs addressed to the Quebec government regarding immigration regulation on behalf of this organization.

Finally, Laurence has been training multiple HR departments and has given several conferences to various Chambers of Commerce, Associations, and Public organizations. She graduated from law school in 2004 (LL.B), and pursued with South-East Asian studies. She is a Quebec Bar member since 2009. Finally, Laurence started her master degree in law (LL.M) at Ottawa University in 2018.

Enrique Coronado

Senior Paralegal

Senior Immigration Paralegal specializing in Business Immigration since 2006. Over 15 years of experience in immigration, including Canadian, US, and International matters. Fluent in French, English, and Spanish. Previously worked for the Immigration Section of the Embassy of Canada to Guatemala and pursued postgraduate studies in International Relations.

Sandrine Gaillot

Partner

MPA, LL.M., New York State Bar, Québec Bar

Sandrine leads our U.S. immigration practice. An immigrant herself, she first got into U.S. immigration to help out a dear friend avoid deportation. She was hooked. After a ten-year international career with the UN in African war zones dealing with international war crimes courts and disarming child soldiers, moving on to help clients fight immigration cases before U.S. government agencies was right down her alley.

A first child and another immigration move later, Sandrine joined private practice in Canada, where she advises clients from the four corners of the world on relocation strategies to Canada or the United States. From artists to entrepreuneurs, investors to I.T. consultants, athletes to inventors, she excels at elaborating strategies that set our clients on the path to their own immigration journey. She also has a knack for helping clients overcome criminal and other inadmissibilities.

As Sandrine’s long list of law degrees and bar memberships can attest, she has a passion for law, that is almost only surpassed by her love of anything covered in chocolate.

Félix Trudeau

Legal Assistant

Félix is currently a law student at the Université de Montréal. Before beginning his law studies, Félix obtained his Diploma of Collegial Studies with distinction from the Cegep de Saint-Lambert Champlain College. Throughout his university career, Félix has been heavily involved in the student community as an executive member of the Debates Committee and particularly as President of the Diversity Committee of the Faculty of Law. Félix is also fluent in three languages: French, English and Italian.

Passionate about immigration issues and politics, Félix joined our firm as a legal assistant in the summer of 2019. He focuses on business mobility and continues to develop his skills in the field of immigration.

Léa Vimfles

Office Manager

After studies in English and Russian and graduated from Saint-Petersburg University of Economics in Russia, and a master degree in social sciences, Léa is Office Manager at Exeo Attorneys.

She speaks French, English and Russian and focuses on the implementation of IT tools within the firm.

Christine Sabbagh

Immigrant Investor Liaison

Christine is currently a law student at Université de Montréal. Before beginning her law studies, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Sociology with distinction from Concordia University.

Having joined Exeo as a legal assistant in the summer of 2019, Christine has recently begun a new role as an investor liaison with immigrant investors and entrepreneurs. She is fluent in English and French.

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Beatriz Santos

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association / Portugal Immigration Manager

Beatriz has a Law Degree by the University of Lisbon.

She became a member of the Portuguese Bar Association in 2015 and started her own law practice in 2016, where she promotes technical competence, respect and a healthy and safe environment to develop the best ideas and strategies for her clients. Since 2018 she has divided her life between Portugal and Canada, spending roughly half of each year in Montreal.

She joined Exeo’s team as Portugal Immigration Manager in 2020.

Beatriz has been a member of Amnesty International since 2018 and recently became the Coordinator of the Jurists Group of Amnesty International - Portugal.

She is also a certified teacher in Portugal, providing certified training experience in several legal areas.

Beatriz fluently speaks English and Portuguese and also speaks French and Spanish.

At Exeo we offer you
immigration made simple.

At Exeo we offer you immigration made simple.

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