HUGUES BOISVERTFounder & CEO | Business Lawyer

“As a business lawyer, I have the privilege to act, on a daily basis, as a key advisor to entrepreneurs and business owners, which allows me to mix my passion for business and law. By building meaningful relationships with my clients, I am quickly able to grasp the essence of the issues in dispute to reach their objectives efficiently.”


As Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both HazloLaw – Business Lawyers and HazloCapital – Investment Partners, Hugues Boisvert is overseeing the Firms operations and rapid growth to ensure that our team continually delivers clients with an incredibly high level of personalized service and responsiveness.

Hugues is widely recognized for his in-depth knowledge of business and tax law and enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s most respected business lawyers and advisors to entrepreneurs and private companies in Ottawa and around the world. Hugues regularly acts as head negotiator and chief legal officer on behalf of his clients to resolve business issues by negotiating and drafting a variety of legal and commercial agreements and is known as a thoughtful strategist who is quickly able to grasp the essence of the issues in dispute, to avoid unnecessary debate and reach his clients’ objectives efficiently.

Recently, Hugues was chosen as one of Ottawa’s Top 3 Business Lawyers.  Over the years, Hugues has earned a solid reputation in the business community as an exceptional deal maker and was selected as a Global Shaper by the prestigious World Economic Forum and has also won the Ottawa Top 40 Under 40 Award. Under his leadership, HazloLaw – Business Lawyers was awarded the Ottawa’s Exceptional New Business Award as well as the Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Ottawa two years in a row.

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As a business lawyer, Hugues regularly acts on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, asset and share purchase agreements, financing and corporate finance, franchise transaction (both for franchisors and franchisees), international agreements, incorporation of professionals (doctors, dentists, accountants, etc.) and the implementation of complex legal structure to minimize tax implications through the use of Family Trusts and Holding Company. Hugues has travelled to more than 50 countries and represents clients internationally in a diverse range of industries in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Middle-East.

Hugues is a frequent legal contributor to various media across Canada and he is also a regular guest speaker at the MBA program and at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Recognizing the importance of helping his community, Hugues is a Founding Steering Committee Member of the Southam Club of the National Arts Centre of Canada. More recently Hugues was appointed as Chair of the Business Development group for the Ottawa United Way’s 2014 Community Campaign to assist in raising local and national corporate donations.


  • Representing the Vendor in negotiating, structuring and implementing a multi-million dollar share purchase deal with a U.S. based construction conglomerate with sales in excess of 2 billion dollars.
  • Acting as Lead Counsel in Ontario in a complex multi-jurisdictional corporate and tax reorganization for a group of companies representing an aggregate value of over 70 million dollars.
  • Providing strategic guidance to several foreign entities with respect to their Canadian expansion and further implementation of their Canadian legal structure.
  • Representing numerous medical professionals with the incorporation of their Medical Professional Corporation (MPC) and regularly acting as Counsel in the purchase and/or sale of their MPC.


R.S. v. P.R.: Addressing Lis Alibi Pendens in Québec

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What Our Clients Say

As a professional and small business owner I have worked with Hazlo Law for many years. I have only been 100% satisfied and have referred many others to this excellent firm. Hugues Boisvert has been highly responsive, very genuine, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them for commercial and tax matters.

David Brighten, Andrews & Co. Chartered Professional Accountants

Hugues has been my lawyer and business partners for more than 10 years and I have always been very appreciative of his services. The firm offers great service as well as good business knowledge.

Frederic Laurin, ChronoMetriq Inc.

I highly recommend Hazlo Law. I worked with Hugues Boisvert and his team, and everyone was amazing. Very professional, caring and listened to what the needs were and achieved that with ease. They made the process as easy as possible, and kept the best interests of the business and clients in mind.

Stephanie Hale, Training Wheels Fitness

Highly recommend HazloLaw! I have been working with Hugues and his team for the last several years and am extremely happy the level of service I get. Their response time and turnaround time is amazing. Hugues has helped with several complex situations including cross border merger. If you are looking for a boutique firm with amazing service and even better value, Hazlo is your firm.

Josh Garellek, Artic Leaf


We are a collaborative team and take great pride in our ability to provide an environment where mutual respect, responsiveness, and out-of-the-box thinking is valued. If you are passionate about Business Law or International Law or Tax Dispute & Resolution Litigation and, are a creative and driven individual – we would love to speak with you.