Me Proulx started in the legal profession by establishing his own practice as a notary in Montréal. His clientele was primarily composed of financial institutions and business firms. In 1985, he resumed his studies with the Québec Bar and, since 1986, has been practicing commercial, real estate and corporate law. He has been a counselor and negotiator in the fields of financing, property acquisitions and dispositions, business law, corporate law and financial restructuring. He is also involved in other fields of law, namely, construction, real estate development and retirement residence management.
His career has led him to work with various levels of people in the business world and in-house counsel from a wide range of organizations. He has drafted or commented on a number of instruction and work manuals used by the officers and employees of these organizations.
Me Proulx has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montréal and the Continuing Legal Education Service of the Québec Bar for lawyers practicing in Québec since the enactment of the new Civil Code in 1994. In 1998, he sat on a Québec Bar Committee established to organize a conference with the International Lawyers’ Union (the “UIA”). He has spoken at UIA conferences in Nice and Seville. He has also been invited by a major financial institution as a keynote speaker as part of the continuing education of its management team. He is currently a member of the board of several non-profit organizations and the UIA and is also a director of the Canadian National Committee of such international association.