OUR TEAMOUR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
WILL CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR SUCCESS

OUR TEAMOUR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR SUCCESS

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MANAGING PARTNERALEXANDRA ROY

Having graduated with honours from the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law program, Alexandra Roy has practiced law in the Outaouais region since 2012, following her admission to the Barreau du Québec. Before becoming a Managing Partner at Daoust Siroy in 2018, Alexandra worked for three years as a member of its legal team.

Focusing primarily on civil and commercial litigation, she is a skilled negotiator who intervenes before various authorities in defending the interests of her clients in complex and varied litigation.

Active in local professional associations, notably the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec and the Chambre de commerce de Gatineau, Alexandra is also involved in several community initiatives and the Barreau de l’Outaouais.

FOUNDING PARTNERNICHOLAS D'AOUST

With nearly a decade of experience in formulating and implementing legal and business strategies, Nicholas D’Aoust strives to protect and preserve his clients’ commercial interests.

He provides practical business and legal advice to companies, entrepreneurs, and professionals in various matters, including commercial transactions, contracts, commercial and corporate conflict resolution, and corporate governance as well as administrative procedures and government filings.

His goals are to gain in-depth knowledge of his clients’ objectives, create a collaborative and client-focused environment, and become a trusted, long-term advisor.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law program and member of the Barreau du Québec, Nicholas opened his law firm in 2014 and remains its Executive Partner.

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FOUNDING PARTNERNICHOLAS D'AOUST

With nearly a decade of experience in formulating and implementing legal and business strategies, Nicholas D’Aoust strives to protect and preserve his clients’ commercial interests.

He provides practical business and legal advice to companies, entrepreneurs, and professionals in various matters, including commercial transactions, contracts, commercial and corporate conflict resolution, and corporate governance as well as administrative procedures and government filings.

His goals are to gain in-depth knowledge of his clients’ objectives, create a collaborative and client-focused environment, and become a trusted, long-term advisor.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Civil Law program and member of the Barreau du Québec, Nicholas opened his law firm in 2014 and remains its Executive Partner.

LAWYERJULIE MORRISSETTE

Following her internship at a local private firm, Julie Morrissette joined the Daoust Siroy team in 2019.

She holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated cum laude in 2018 and was featured on the Dean’s Honours List, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section), for her academic excellence. She was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 2019 after completing her condensed professional training at l’École du Barreau in 2018.

Prior to this, Julie received an attestation of collegial studies in para legalism. With eight years of experience as a paralegal in several Montreal-based companies, she provides a multidisciplinary approach and an excellent skill set, particularly in the fields of banking law, estate planning, and civil and commercial litigation. Her extensive experience has allowed her to acquire a rigorous work ethic.

Fluently bilingual, she offers her legal services in both French and English.

She is also a member of the Research Ethics Committee of the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).

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LAWYERJULIE MORRISSETTE

Following her internship at a local private firm, Julie Morrissette joined the Daoust Siroy team in 2019.

She holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated cum laude in 2018 and was featured on the Dean’s Honours List, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section), for her academic excellence. She was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 2019 after completing her condensed professional training at l’École du Barreau in 2018.

Prior to this, Julie received an attestation of collegial studies in para legalism. With eight years of experience as a paralegal in several Montreal-based companies, she provides a multidisciplinary approach and an excellent skill set, particularly in the fields of banking law, estate planning, and civil and commercial litigation. Her extensive experience has allowed her to acquire a rigorous work ethic.

Fluently bilingual, she offers her legal services in both French and English.

She is also a member of the Research Ethics Committee of the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).

LAWYERMELISSA WELBURN

The newest member of the Daoust Siroy team, Melissa Welburn has worked in legal services throughout the Outaouais region.

A graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke’s coop program, she completed her law degree in 2017 and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec shortly after. As a student, Melissa worked in the legal department of an internationally renowned engineering company and with the federal government in dispute resolution and negotiation. During her studies, she also spent a semester abroad at the Université Grenoble Alpes in France, where she learned about the European Union and international law.

Her knowledge in the field of Common Law stems from her experience as a paralegal for the federal government, where she worked before attending law school. After graduating with high distinction from college, she was called to the Ontario Bar as a paralegal in 2014.

Known for her keen writing skills and her abilities in dispute resolution and negotiation, she is committed to understanding her clients’ concerns and finding optimal solutions to attain their goals.

Fluently bilingual, she offers her legal services in both French and English.

She is also the vice-president of the Outaouais CISSS Research Ethics Committee.

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LAWYERMELISSA WELBURN

The newest member of the Daoust Siroy team, Melissa Welburn has worked in legal services throughout the Outaouais region.

A graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke’s coop program, she completed her law degree in 2017 and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec shortly after. As a student, Melissa worked in the legal department of an internationally renowned engineering company and with the federal government in dispute resolution and negotiation. During her studies, she also spent a semester abroad at the Université Grenoble Alpes in France, where she learned about the European Union and international law.

Her knowledge in the field of Common Law stems from her experience as a paralegal for the federal government, where she worked before attending law school. After graduating with high distinction from college, she was called to the Ontario Bar as a paralegal in 2014.

Known for her keen writing skills and her abilities in dispute resolution and negotiation, she is committed to understanding her clients’ concerns and finding optimal solutions to attain their goals.

Fluently bilingual, she offers her legal services in both French and English.

She is also the vice-president of the Outaouais CISSS Research Ethics Committee.

LAWYERIRYNA ZAZULYA

New to the Daoust Siroy legal team, Iryna Zazulya received her Law Degree from the Université Laval in 2016. 

Specialized in civil and commercial litigation, she began practising in a private law firm from the Mauricie region shortly after becoming a member of the Barreau du Québec in 2017. 

During her legal studies, she completed an internship with a Québec Superior Court judge (district of Québec) who sits in civil and commercial matters.

In 2016, she also represented the Université Laval in the national bilingual moot court competition, the Laskin, which focuses on constitutional and administrative law.

Within the course of her practice, Ms. Zazulya represents individuals and businesses before various civil and administrative tribunals and strives to provide quality services suited to her clients’ needs. 

She is experienced in judicial and non-judicial litigation, particularly in matters involving bankruptcy and insolvency law, insurance law, and contractual and extra-contractual civil liability.

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LAWYERRYNA ZAZULYA

New to the Daoust Siroy legal team, Iryna Zazulya received her Law Degree from the Université Laval in 2016. 

Specialized in civil and commercial litigation, she began practising in a private law firm from the Mauricie region shortly after becoming a member of the Barreau du Québec in 2017. 

During her legal studies, she completed an internship with a Québec Superior Court judge (district of Québec) who sits in civil and commercial matters.

In 2016, she also represented the Université Laval in the national bilingual moot court competition, the Laskin, which focuses on constitutional and administrative law.

Within the course of her practice, Ms. Zazulya represents individuals and businesses before various civil and administrative tribunals and strives to provide quality services suited to her clients’ needs. 

She is experienced in judicial and non-judicial litigation, particularly in matters involving bankruptcy and insolvency law, insurance law, and contractual and extra-contractual civil liability. 

TAX LAWYERALEXANDRE SIROIS-TRAHAN

A member of the Barreau du Québec since 2005, Alexandre Sirois-Trahan has advised the business community, including private sector companies on a broad range of legal matters such as retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, engineering, services, and health. He also counsels registered non-profit and charitable organizations on business law and Canadian tax laws, particularly concerning tax litigation—income tax and sales tax— as well as providing sales tax advisory services.

He began his career with a large Montreal law firm before moving to the Outaouais region in 2009. He practised law for several years in major national and international accounting firms in both Ottawa and Gatineau as a senior sales tax team leader.

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TAX LAWYERALEXANDRE SIROIS-TRAHAN

A member of the Barreau du Québec since 2005, Alexandre Sirois-Trahan has advised the business community, including private sector companies on a broad range of legal matters such as retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, engineering, services, and health. He also counsels registered non-profit and charitable organizations on business law and Canadian tax laws, particularly concerning tax litigation—income tax and sales tax— as well as providing sales tax advisory services.

He began his career with a large Montreal law firm before moving to the Outaouais region in 2009. He practised law for several years in major national and international accounting firms in both Ottawa and Gatineau as a senior sales tax team leader. 

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