Mario Charpentier is one of the six founders of BCF today numbering more than 200 professionals in Quebec. He is the Managing Partner and one of five members of the firm's Executive Committee. As well as being a member of several BCF strategic teams, he is notably co-leader of the Affairs and Technology strategic team. Mr. Charpentier represents several medium and large public and private companies whose head offices are in Quebec. His extensive experience, mainly in high-growth start-ups in the area of high-tech, has made him a sought-after professional in the field. Mr. Charpentier has over 30 years of experience in corporate taxation related to areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing and tax and financial planning. He also assists corporations looking to go public, as well as those seeking to acquire a business or develop partnerships. While since the beginning of his practice he devoted his expertise to young businesses in the new economy, Mr. Charpentier has long represented medium to large-sized family businesses. His expertise in this area is considerable, particularly when it comes to transfers of family businesses between generations, as well as employee incentive plans and management buy-outs. Since 1995, Mr. Charpentier has participated in more than 250 private, public or venture capital financings related to trans-border transactions involving American and European businesses.