The practice

The Practice has a long history. Originally founded in 1575, it was then acquired in 1987 by Pierre Rochelois and Marie-Caroline Besins, two visionary notaries, who together brought a breath of fresh air to the notary profession. Sylvie Gouguenheim and Chantal Benoit subsequently supported, with efficacy and a firm belief, the development of the Practice. Today, we carry on their beautiful heritage with pride in the achievement of all your projects, whether you are an individual or an institution.

Our vocation is to enlighten you, help you project yourself, express your wishes and thus make your projects a reality. More than just bearing witness, we are committed to guiding and supporting you in the most important moments of your, or your company’s, life. Because we are deeply aware of our mission, we are committed to always listening to you.

Our values


We care about developing our people. In this same way, we care for our clients through a close and privileged relationship at all stages of their projects.


As experts in our areas, we have a sense of service and sharing – we are available and listen to you.


Our Practice has remained agile with teams that are always mobilised, with the help of effective support, ensuring a short response time and smooth processing of files.

Key figures


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institutional clients


22 rue Bayen, Paris 17th arrondissement


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