Elisabeth Colson


Fluently bilingual in English and French, Elisabeth received her honours B.A. in Political Science from McGill University, and received her law degree in 1989. While at law school at Universite de Montreal, she was an award winner for the Jessup Cup Moot Court Competition. Elisabeth is a member of the Ontario and Quebec bars.

Elisabeth has held both private practice and in-house positions in Canada and abroad, and has extensive experience in a wide range of business law matters, including general corporate and commercial, entertainment, franchising, intellectual property, insurance and reinsurance, leasing, media and production financing, and trademarks. She was general counsel for a venture capital firm, held the position of Vice-President, Legal Affairs for an international franchise company and acted as in-house legal counsel for all companies acquired by the firm. Immediately prior to joining DSF, Elisabeth was legal counsel for a global reinsurance company. In that capacity she attended to all corporate matters including corporate governance and compliance in numerous jurisdictions, and was involved in risk assessment and risk management.

Elisabeth currently has a general corporate/commercial practice and is involved in corporations, partnerships, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ and creditors’ rights and remedies, as well as business mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. She is a member of the Quebec Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.

Elisabeth joined the Professional Advisory Committee of Baycrest Foundation in 2018.  She accepted to alter her role to act as Co-Chair of the Committee, effective September 1, 2019.  The Committee's mission is to support Baycrest Foundation by educating financial, legal and accounting professionals for the purpose of offering advice to their aging clients and their families.