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IAN SOLLOWAY

Maitre Ian Solloway is joining the Spunt & Carin family as Senior Counsel in 2023 and he brings his expertise and knowledge of family law to our firm.

Ian Solloway is one of Montreal’s leading family lawyers and one of the most prominent members of the Montreal legal community.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Political Science from McGill University in 1970 and his Bachelor in Civil Law Degree (B.C.L) from McGill in 1973. As a law student, he worked for two summers in the Prime Minister’s office in Ottawa where he was correspondence writer for Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

Ian has been a member of the Barreau du Quebec since 1975 and he began his career with the firm of the late premier Jean Lesage where he practiced civil and commercial litigation.

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Over the last 40 years Ian has dedicated his practice to all areas of family litigation, including both domestic and international family law: complex financial cases, divorce, separation, unmarried cohabitation, parentage, adoption, child protection, child custody and access, relocation, international child abduction, removal and return, child and spousal support determination and enforcement, partition of financial property and interests, marital regimes, marriage contracts and prenuptial agreements, negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements, enforcement of foreign orders, jurisdictional issues and wills, estates and trusts.

In 1990, he was admitted as a Fellow of the prestigious “International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,” (the IAFL) a worldwide association of practicing lawyers recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Ian is a distinguished legal professional with a rich history of contributions to the legal community. He is the past chair of the English speaking section of the Bar of Montreal (2009-2017) and is now Chair emeritus   a former President of the Lord Reading Law Society (2002 – 2003) and was awarded the “Past Presidents” Medal of the Lord Reading Law Society” in 2014 for excellence in the legal profession, significant contribution to the community, and for being of the highest integrity.”

He received the “Mérrite du Barreau” in 2015 for his exceptional contributions to the Bar of Montreal and in 2016, was awarded the “D’arcy McGee National Assembly Citizenship Medal” for outstanding achievements in community involvement.

EDUCATION

  • McGILL UNIVERSITY B.A (HON) IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 1970
  • MCGILL UNIVERSITY B.C.L 1973

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • FELLOW, INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FAMILY LAWYERS
  • LORD READING LAW SOCIETY
  • ENGLISH-SPEAKING SECTION BAR OF MONTREAL
  • FONDATION DU BARREAU DU QUÉBEC

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • QUÉBEC
  • CANADIAN
  • AMERICAN
  • ASSOCIATION DES AVOCATS ET AVOCATS DES DROIT FAMILIAL

LANGUAGES

  • ENGLISH
  • FRENCH

PRACTICE AREAS

  • DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW
  • DIVORCE
  • SEPARATION
  • UNMARRIED COHABITATION
  • PARENTAGE
  • ADOPTION
  • CHILD PROTECTION
  • CHILD CUSTODY AND ACCESS
  • RELOCATION
  • INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION, REMOVAL AND RETURN CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT DETERMINATION AND ENFORCEMENT
  • PARTITION OF FINANCIAL PROPERTY AND INTERESTS
  • MARITAL REGIMES
  • MARRIAGE CONTRACTS
  • PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
  • COHABITATION AGREEMENTS NEGOTIATION AND DRAFTING OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
  • ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN ORDERS
  • JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES AND WILLS
  • ESTATES
  • TRUSTS
  • YOUTH PROTECTION.