Slashed Overhead + Brilliant Lawyers + Billing Certainty = Undeniable Value

What We do

Simplex Legal is changing the business of law. Our approach is simple and unique. We’ve created a formula to reduce your legal fees significantly while bringing you the best talent.

Dedicated Services

You have an existing legal team needing support. Our lawyers provide that support onsite or virtually.

Shared Services

You don’t have a legal team yet, or it’s thinly staffed. You have recurring legal work and are looking for a cost-effective solution. One that’s scaled to your needs.

Self Services

You need a basic agreement and you’ll be damned if you’re going to pay a lawyer’s hourly rate when you know exactly what you need and can do it yourself. Stop here and see if we’ve got what you need.

Simplex Overhead vs. Traditional Overhead*
(per lawyer)

*Generally accepted data as reported in various surveys and articles, including the SURVEY OF LAW FIRM ECONOMICS (US data), available at www.almlegalintel.com/

Who We are

Simplex Legal has provided revolutionary services since 2009. As a new entity, we weren’t burdened by any legacy considerations. We didn’t have a defined service model and we didn’t have any financial commitments. We just had some experienced people who wanted to build a business that challenged the way legal services are delivered.

We realized in order to do that we would need seasoned people, with the confidence to step in and run without undue supervision.

We’re devoted people who are passionate about people, law and business. We  believe you can have happy clients along with a healthy lifestyle.

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Why We do what we do

In our previous law practices, we saw unhappy clients and unhappy lawyers. Clients were frustrated with high fees and as lawyers, we were dissatisfied with the pressure to bill rather than to service. We decided to challenge the least client-centric of the legal conventions and bring a service level commensurate with the best offerings outside of law.

– William Pollard

Our People

Simplex Legal lawyers have received the best training that the industry provides and, without exception, have honed their skills working in-house for some of Canada’s greatest companies. They have been called to the bar for at least ten years, thus have the experience necessary to hit the ground running.

Martine Boucher

Martine Boucher is one of the principals of Simplex and is originally from a small town not far from Montreal. She received her bachelor degree in 1995 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Montréal and passed the bar in 1997. She subsequently obtained her Common Law equivalency and passed the Alberta bar in 2012. She has extensive experience both with a national law firm and in-house with the likes of General Electric and CBC. She is fully bilingual and has concentrations in Natural Resources, Financing, Aircraft, Construction and Transportation.

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Pierre Nicol

Pierre is co-managing partner with Simplex and is bilingual in English and French. He is a well-rounded lawyer with close to 20 years of experience mainly in business law including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate finance, governance, outsourcing, various business partnerships and a wide range of complex commercial transactions. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree (Common Law) from Queen’s University and his Bachelor of Laws Degree (Civil Law) from University of Sherbrooke.

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Geoff Best

Geoff is the other founder of Simplex and is the only non-lawyer in the group. His background is in commercial finance where he obtained ample experience as a customer of the legal industry. The view of the industry through the client’s eyes is something unique Geoff brings to Simplex. He works closely with our principals to challenge the conventions of the industry and to ensure there is always a client’s voice at the table.

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Erika Holt

Erika is a true Albertan who was born in Calgary, where she has lived most of her life. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, from the University of Calgary in 1996 and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Laws in 2000 at the University of Victoria.

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Patricia Steele

Patricia (Trish) Steele has over 20 years experience in the practice of law in the areas of oil and gas, general corporate commercial, real estate and construction law. She has done a significant amount of transactional work in acquisitions and divestitures from $2 million to $500 million. She has also documented tax-driven reorganizations. Finally, she has managed employment and occupational health and safety matters and has delivered training to field personnel cross country in risk management as related to contract law.

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Lynsey Connors

Lynsey was called to the bar 13 years ago, and has extensive experience in Commercial, Regulatory and Employment law. She cut her professional teeth at a large law firm but has the bulk of her experience supporting a business as in-house counsel. Lynsey was called to the Law Society of Manitoba in 2002, the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2003 and the Law Society of Alberta in 2007.

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Frédéric Breton

Frédéric received his Bachelor of Common Law degree (cum laude) in 1994 and his Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1992 from the University of Ottawa. He is fully bilingual in French and English. He has extensive in-house counsel experience culminating as Head of Legal Services of a large food manufacturing company. Here he had a team of eight lawyers in three locations. He provided advisory services to the company principals, supported M&A activities and established credit facilities.

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Canada Wide Network of Lawyers

There are times when demand for our services outstrips our available talent. In these cases we have augmented our team with our extended family – lawyers of the same quality you have seen here who accept mandates as needed.

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Happy Clients

Thanks to some of our great clients for offering these comments!

100
In-house experience
19
Avg Lawyer Experience
50
Traditional Cost Savings
100
Lawyers with a personality

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Would you like to know more about Simplex? Please reach out, we would like to get to know you better. Geoff, Martine or Pierre will be back to you in two hours!

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