Aldona Gudas has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in the Montréal office. She brings over 25 years of experience to the firm and its clients as a responsive and pragmatic management-side employment lawyer.
Aldona skillfully counsels businesses in an array of industries about the wide scope of legal issues that arise in the workplace. She is highly esteemed for partnering with clients to achieve practical legal solutions tailored to their specific needs.
"I am excited to be part of building the Montréal office of Bennett Jones from the ground up. I look forward to working with this team of talented legal professionals and contributing my expertise to service the firm’s clients in the Québec market and beyond," says Aldona.
Her expertise covers the broad range of legal issues in an organization's employment life cycle. This includes the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements and advising on other onboarding-related legal issues and ongoing compliance matters. She acts as a senior advisor to businesses managing employment issues raising material reputational or legal impacts.
In her advocacy role, Aldona regularly represents employers in workplace disputes before various administrative and other decision-making bodies. An important part of her practice involves using her specialized expertise in large and complex corporate transactions, including advising on the legal ramifications of M&A on the workplace.
Before commencing her legal practice in Québec in 2007, Aldona lived and practiced law in Vancouver for many years. She continues to be a practicing member of both the Barreau du Québec and the Law Society of British Columbia.