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Emily Dufresne, Associate

Emily Dufresne

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2019 | Québec, 2020
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Emily Dufresne is a lawyer in our Corporate/Commercial Group at the Montréal office. Her practice focuses primarily on advising high-growth startups in their financing rounds.

Emily obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Development from McGill University and a Juris Doctor from the Common Law Faculty at the University of Ottawa. She is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Barreau du Québec. She spends much of her free time engaged in outdoor activities, and is an avid reader.

Before joining Fasken, Emily practiced law in an international law firm. 


  • Received an award for 2nd-best factum in the Charles Rousseau Moot Court Competition,
Laurels image Received an award for 2nd-best factum in the Charles Rousseau Moot Court Competition

Client Work

  • Designstripe closes C$10 million equity and debt funding round,
  • Congruence Therapeutics completes a US$50 Million Series A Financing,
  • ClearEstate secures C$16.8 million Series A funding round,
  • ABB Technology Ventures invest in Montreal-based startup BrainBox AI,
  • Heyday Technologies announces its CA$60 million sale to Hootsuite, a pioneer in social media management,
  • Rithmik Solutions announces the closing of its US$1.2M seed investment round to Commercialize “AI-First” Mobile Mining Analytics,

Career & Education


  • JD, Common Law in French University of Ottawa
  • BA, International Development McGill University


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