Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey is a Law Firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia


 
Attorney at Law

(Main Office)

Stewart McKelvey is an Atlantic Canadian law firm offering legal services through six offices located in the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. A law firm in Atlantic Canada with more than 220 lawyers, Stewart McKelvey offers services in all areas of the law to local, regional, national and international clients. The practice of the firm touches every corner of business and industry in Atlantic Canada. The firm's lawyers appear before Municipal, Provincial and Federal boards and tribunals and all levels of courts in Canada.

Statement of Practice

Advocacy Department; Commercial Litigation and Insolvency; Construction; Marine Law; Business Department; Business Transactions; IP/IT/Entertainment; Owner Managed Business; Commercial Real Property & Lending; Labour & Employment; Life & Disability Insurance; Natural Resources & Environmental; Tax, Estates & Trusts.

Firm Size: 220


Address

Suite 900, Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street P.O. Box 997
Halifax, NS B3J 2X2, (Regional Munic. of Halifax)
Canada

Phone

Phone: 902.420.3200
Fax: 902.420.1417

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Website

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http://www.stewartmckelvey.com

Firm/Affiliate Offices

Fredericton, New Brunswick: Suite 600, Frederick Square, 77 Westmorland Street, P.O. Box 730, E3B 5B4. Telephone: 506.458.1970. Fax: 506.444.8974. Email: fredericton@stewartmckelvey.com.

Moncton, New Brunswick: Suite 601, Blue Cross Centre, 644 Main Street, P.O. Box 28051, E1C 9N4. Telephone: 506.853.1970. Fax: 506.858.8454. Email: moncton@stewartmckelvey.com.

Saint John, New Brunswick: Suite 1000, Brunswick House, 44 Chipman Hill, P.O. Box 7289 Station "A", E2L 4S6. Telephone: 506.632.1970. Fax: 506.652.1989. Email: saint-john@stewartmckelvey.com.

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador: Suite 1100, Cabot Place, 100 New Gower Street, P.O. Box 5038, A1C 5V3. Telephone: 709.722.4270. Fax: 709.722.4565. Email: st-johns@stewartmckelvey.com.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: 65 Grafton Street, P.O. Box 2140, C1A 8B9. Telephone: 902.892.2485. Fax: 902.566.5283. Email: charlottetown@stewartmckelvey.com.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Office: 65 Grafton Street, P.O. Box 2140, C1A 8B9. Telephone: 902.892.2485. Fax: 902.566.5283. Email: charlottetown@stewartmckelvey.com.

Fredericton, New Brunswick Office: Suite 600, Frederick Square, 77 Westmorland Street, P.O. Box 730, E3B 5B4. Telephone: 506.458.1970. Fax: 506.444.8974. Email: fredericton@stewartmckelvey.com.

Moncton, New Brunswick Office: Suite 601, Blue Cross Centre, 644 Main Street, P.O. Box 28051, E1C 9N4. Telephone: 506.853.1970. Fax: 506.858.8454. Email: moncton@stewartmckelvey.com.

Saint John, New Brunswick Office: Suite 1000, Brunswick House, 44 Chipman Hill, P.O. Box 7289 Station "A", E2L 4S6. Telephone: 506.632.1970. Fax: 506.652.1989. Email: saint-john@stewartmckelvey.com.

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Office: Suite 1100, Cabot Place, 100 New Gower Street, P.O. Box 5038, A1C 5V3. Telephone: 709.722.4270. Fax: 709.722.4565. Email: st-johns@stewartmckelvey.com.

PARTNERS PRACTISING IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA OFFICE

Robert J. Aske (Partner) admitted to bar, 1993, Nova Scotia. Education: Queen's University (B.Sc., 1986); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1992). Practice Areas: Commercial; Media Law; Entertainment Law; Technology; Intellectual Property; Privacy.Email: Robert J. Aske

T. Arthur Barry, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1984, Nova Scotia; 1988, New Brunswick. Education: University of New Brunswick (B.A., Honours, 1980; LL.B., 1983). Practice Areas: Construction Law; Civil Litigation; Insurance Law; Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.Email: T. Arthur Barry, Q.C.

Daniela F. Bassan (Partner) admitted to bar, 1998, Ontario; 2003, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Toronto (B.A., with high distinction, 1993); York University, Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1996); Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2002). Member: Law Society of Upper Canada. Languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish. Practice Areas: Litigation; Corporate Commercial Law; Intellectual Property; Public Law.Email: Daniela F. Bassan

Marc J. Belliveau (Partner) admitted to bar, 1991, Nova Scotia; 1996, New Brunswick. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 1980; LL.B., 1990); McGill University (M.B.A., 1982). Member: Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Associate). (Trademark Agent). Languages: English and French. Practice Areas: Mergers and Acquisitions; Information Technology; Trademarks; Copyright; Corporate; Commercial Law; Securities; Internet; Media Law; Entertainment Law.Email: Marc J. Belliveau

Karen N. Bennett-Clayton (Partner) admitted to bar, 2001, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1991); Brunel University, London, England (LL.B., Honours, 1999). Awarded University Medal. Member: Ad Idem - Advocates in Defence of Expression in the Media. Practice Areas: Litigation; Insurance; Media and Entertainment; Immigration Law; Health Law.Email: Karen N. Bennett-Clayton

Christa M. Brothers (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Nova Scotia. Education: Saint Mary's University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1996). Council Member NSBS; Current Chair of the Court of Appeal Liaison Subcommittee and member of the Complaints Investigation Committee (NSBS); Associate Practice Manager for Advocacy Associates in the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey; Chair National Insurance Law Subsection, CBA. Part-time faculty at Dal Law School as a former instructor of both civil trial practice and civil procedure. Ongoing presenter, speaker and publisher on topics of commercial litigation and insurance. Member: Canadian Defence Lawyers; Defence Research Institute. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance; Class Actions; Personal Injury; Commercial Litigation; Bankruptcy; Insolvency.Email: Christa M. Brothers

Lydia S. Bugden (Partner) admitted to bar, 1992, Nova Scotia; 1994, Ontario. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Comm., 1988); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1991). Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial; Energy and Natural Resources; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Lydia S. Bugden

Andrew V. Burke (Partner) admitted to bar, 1992, Nova Scotia. Education: Saint Mary's University (B.Com., 1988); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1991). Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Securities Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Andrew V. Burke

Mark Bursey (Partner) admitted to bar, 1990, Nova Scotia. Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.Comm., 1986); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1989). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Tax Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Mark Bursey

George A. Caines, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1961, Nova Scotia. Education: University of King's College (B.A., 1958); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1961). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: George A. Caines, Q.C.

Level Y.Y. Chan (Partner) admitted to bar, 2003, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., Honours, 1999; LL.B., 2002). Practice Areas: Labor and Employment; Pensions; Employee Benefits; Employment Law; Labour Relations; Workers Compensation; Workplace Human Rights.Email: Level Y.Y. Chan

Maurice P. Chiasson, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1989, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1984; M.B.A., 1988; LL.B., 1988). Languages: English and French. Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Commodity Tax Law; Banking Law; Insolvency Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Maurice P. Chiasson, Q.C.

James L. Chipman, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1992, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.A., 1981; B.Ed, 1982); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1991). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance; Personal Injury; Products Liability; Professional Negligence; Medical Malpractice Defense; Construction; Torts.Email: James L. Chipman, Q.C.

Sheree L. Conlon (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 1993; LL.B., 1996). Faculty Council, Dalhousie University. President, Metro Community Housing Association. Part-Time Faculty, Civil Trial Practice, Dalhousie Law School. Member: Canadian Defense Lawyers; Defence Research Institute. Practice Areas: Litigation(40%); Insurance Law(30%); Products Liability(30%).Email: Sheree L. Conlon

James S. Cowan, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1966, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1962; LL.B., 1965); University of London (LL.M., 1966). Practice Areas: General Corporate Law; Wills and Estates Law; Administrative Law; Transportation Law; Public-Private Partnerships.Email: James S. Cowan, Q.C.

James K. Cruickshank (Partner) admitted to bar, 1993, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.B.A., 1984); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1991). Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA, 1986). Practice Areas: Tax; Corporate Commercial; Owner-Managed Business.Email: James K. Cruickshank

James M. Dickson, Q.C., P.Eng. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1987, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (C.Eng., 1977); Technical University of Nova Scotia (B.Eng., 1979); University of Calgary (LL.B., 1986). Vice chair, board of regents, Mt. Allison University; Director, Clearwater Seafoods Inc.; Past chair and trustee IWK Health Centre Foundation. Member: Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia; Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. (Trademark Agent). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Securities Law; Corporate Finance; Banking Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Restructuring and Reorganizations; Corporate Governance; Intellectual Property; Natural Resources; Oil and Gas.Email: James M. Dickson, Q.C., P.Eng.

Richard (Rick) M. Dunlop (Partner) admitted to bar, 2001, Nova Scotia. Education: University of King's College (B.A., Honours, 1996); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2000). Board of Directors, Hearth and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Member: Canadian Bar Association (Past Chair of the Constitutional Law and Human Rights Section, Nova Scotia Branch); Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers; Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia. Practice Areas: Labour and Employment; Wrongful Dismissal; Human Rights; Labour Relations; Collective Bargaining; Construction Industry Labour Relations; Privacy.Email: Richard (Rick) M. Dunlop

Paul W. Festeryga (Partner) admitted to bar, 1988, Nova Scotia. Education: Carleton University (B.A., 1982); Queen's University (LL.B., 1985); Dalhousie University (LL.M., 1987). Practice Areas: Taxation Law.Email: Paul W. Festeryga

J. Andrew Fraser (Partner) admitted to bar, 1993, Ontario; 2000, Nova Scotia. Education: Queen's University (B.A., Honours, 1987); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1991); Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M., 1995). Practice Areas: Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Construction Law; Insurance; Personal Injury; Employment Law.Email: J. Andrew Fraser

Lisa M. Gallivan (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Comm., 1991; M.B.A., 1993; LL.B., 1996). Member, Board of Directors and Past-President, Halifax NS YWCA. Lecturer of Law: Mount Saint Vincent University; Saint Mary's University. Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax. Member: Canadian Bar Association. Languages: English. Practice Areas: Labor (Labour) and Employment.Email: Lisa M. Gallivan

Robert G. Grant, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1981, Nova Scotia. Education: Harvard College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1977); Oxford University, England (B.A., 1979); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1980). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Oil and Gas Law; Administrative Law; Environmental Law; Municipal Law; Energy Law; Media Law.Email: Robert G. Grant, Q.C.

Elizabeth M. Haldane (Partner) admitted to bar, 1984, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1974; LL.B., 1983); University of Edinburgh (Dip.Ed., 1976). Practice Areas: Real Estate Law.Email: Elizabeth M. Haldane

David G. Henley (Partner) admitted to bar, 2001, Nova Scotia. Education: University of New Brunswick (B.B.A., 1989; LL.B., 2000); Dalhousie University (LL.M., 2003). Part-Time Instructor and Member, Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. Lecturer, Fisheries Law. Member, Royal Canadian Artillery Association. Past Chair, Environmental Law Section, Nova Scotia Chapter, Canadian Bar Association. Member: Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada; Canadian Maritime Law Association; Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada; Eastern Admiralty Law Association. [Brigadier-General, Canadian Armed Forces Reserve]. Practice Areas: Marine; Commercial Law; Environmental Law; Energy and Natural Resources; Construction Law.Email: David G. Henley

Richard A. Hirsch (Partner) admitted to bar, 1986, Nova Scotia. Education: Williams College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1982); Dalhousie Law School (LL.B., 1985). (Trademark Agent). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Intellectual Property; Pension Law; Information Technology.Email: Richard A. Hirsch

Brian G. Johnston, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1981, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.Comm., 1977); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1980). President, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 1992-1993. Chair: Federal Judicial Advisory Appointments Committee, Nova Scotia, 1994-1999; Chair of Board of Regents, Mount Allison University, 2005-2006. Practice Areas: Labour and Employment; Employment Compensation; Collective Bargaining; Oil and Gas Law; University Law; Transportation Law; Wrongful Dismissal.Email: Brian G. Johnston, Q.C.

Richard K. Jones, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1972, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.A., 1967); Dalhousie University (B.Ed., 1968; LL.B., 1972). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Securities Law; Tax Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Richard K. Jones, Q.C.

D. Fraser MacFadyen (Partner) admitted to bar, 1986, British Columbia; 1989, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.Comm., 1982); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1985). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Securities; Real Estate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: D. Fraser MacFadyen

D. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1985, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1981); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1984). Past Lecturer, Insurance Law, Dalhousie University Faculty of Law. Past Representative, Faculty Council, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University. Past Chairperson, Construction Law Section of Nova Scotia, Canadian Bar Association. Chair, Halifax Port Authority, 2012. Member, firm's partnership board, human resources and governance committee and is the firm's strategic marketing partner.

Member: The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial; Insurance and Construction Law.Email: D. Geoffrey Machum, Q.C.

G. Grant Machum (Partner) admitted to bar, 1991, Nova Scotia; 1993, Ontario; 1997, New Brunswick. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Comm., 1986); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1990). Author: "Sports Liability," The Lawyers Weekly, Volume 16; "Waiver of Liability in Ski Resort Negligence Claims," Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, Volume 15. Member: Canadian Bar Association (Former Chair, CBA-NS Construction Law Group; Former Member, CBA-NS Membership Committee); Law Society of Upper Canada; New Brunswick Law Society; Advocates Society; Defense Research Institute; Association of Ski Defense Attorneys; Canadian Defense Lawyers Association. Practice Areas: Employment Law; Labour Law; Insurance Defense; Sports Law; Civil Litigation.Email: G. Grant Machum

Deanne MacLeod (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Saint Vincent University (B.B.A., 1992); Dalhousie University (LL.B.; M.B.A., 1996). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Securities Law; Real Estate; Competition Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Deanne MacLeod

J. Thomas MacQuarrie, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1960, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Com., 1957; LL.B., 1959); University of Pennsylvania (post-graduate, 1959-1960). Trustee, Chair of Audit Committee, Member, Human Resources, Governance and Nominating Committee, Extendicare Real Estate Investment Trust. Director, Chair, Audit Committee and Member, Human Resources Committee, Extendicare Inc. Director, Member, Executive Committee and Member, Governance and Human Resources Committee, Highliner Foods Inc. President and Director: Northumberland Investments Limited; Scotiacorp Inc. Practice Areas: Corporate; Corporate Governance; Corporate Reorganizations; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Commercial; Securities Law; Securities Finance; Corporate Formation.Email: J. Thomas MacQuarrie, Q.C.

Douglas J. Mathews, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1972, Ontario; 1974, Nova Scotia. Education: University of New Brunswick (B.A., 1968; LL.B., 1970). Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate Law; Leasing Law; Corporate; Commercial.Email: Douglas J. Mathews, Q.C.

Timothy C. Matthews, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1979, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 1973; J.D., 1976); Oxford University, Oxford, England (B.C.L., 1978). President, Scotia Chamber Players Society; Secretary, Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation; Secretary, Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Arts Awards); Member, Technical Committee, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada); Past President, Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia); Past Chair, Wills, Estates and Trusts Section, Canadian Bar Association (National); Past Chair, Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (Atlantic); Past Chair, Nova Scotia Talent Trust. Member, Halifax Estate Planning Council. Past lecturer on Equity & Trusts, Law of Succession, and Estate Planning, Dalhousie University Law School. Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia). Practice Areas: Estate Planning and Litigation.Email: Timothy C. Matthews, Q.C.

Carman G. McCormick, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1972, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 1966; B.Ed., 1967; LL.B., 1972). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Health Law; Insurance Law; Professional Liability.Email: Carman G. McCormick, Q.C.

John S. McFarlane, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1970, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Com., 1967; LL.B., 1969). Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Banking Law; Commercial Litigation; Insolvency Law.Email: John S. McFarlane, Q.C.

Peter McLellan, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1973, Nova Scotia; 1992, New Brunswick. Education: Mount Allison University (B.A., 1969); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1973). Member: Law Society of New Brunswick; Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. Practice Areas: Administrative Law; Employment Law; Pensions; Employee Benefits; Labour Law.

David Miller, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1973, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Waterloo (B.A., 1970); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1973). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Insurance; Construction; Commercial Litigation.Email: David Miller, Q.C.

C. Patricia Mitchell (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Saint Vincent University (B.A., Honours, 1988); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1996). Practice Areas: Insurance; Civil Litigation; Personal Injury Defense; Class Actions.Email: C. Patricia Mitchell

John D. Moore, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1956, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Com., 1953; LL.B., 1955). Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate Law; Banking Law.Email: John D. Moore, Q.C.

A. William Moreira, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1978, Nova Scotia. Education: St. Mary's University (B.A., 1974); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1977). Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1995. Member: Nova Scotia Barristers' Society; Canadian Bar Association (National Chair, Maritime Law Section, 1996-1997); Canadian Maritime Law Association (Vice-President, 1998-2005; President, 2005-2007; Member, Executive Committee, 1994-2009); International Association of Defense Counsel; Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation. Practice Areas: Energy; Natural Resources; Marine; Arbitration.Email: A. William Moreira, Q.C.

Nancy I. Murray, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1983, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1982). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury Law; Insurance Law.Email: Nancy I. Murray, Q.C.

Richard Niedermayer (Partner) admitted to bar, 1995, Nova Scotia. Education: St. Francis Xavier University (B.A., First Class Hons., 1991); University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1994). Former President, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Former Lecturer, Law of Succession, Dalhousie University Law School. Member: Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (Former Chair, Credentials Committee); Canadian Bar Association (Vice chair, National Wills, Estates and Trusts Section and Former Chair, Nova Scotia Wills, Estates and Trusts Section); Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP designation; Chair, Board of Directors, Atlantic Branch); Halifax Estate Planning Council (Former President); Canadian Tax Foundation. Practice Areas: Estate Planning and Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Corporate Commercial Law; Taxation; Owner-Managed Business; Asset Protection; Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations.Email: Richard Niedermayer

Scott C. Norton, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1984, Nova Scotia. Education: Saint Mary's University (B.Comm.); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1983). Scott Norton is the Department Manager of the Firm's Advocacy Practice Groups and a Senior Civil Litigator with a diverse practice including commercial insurance, life and disability insurance, medical liability, product liability and personal injury defence. As trial and appellate counsel, he has appeared in all levels of court in Nova Scotia; in the Superior Courts elsewhere in Canada and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has extensive experience with alternate dispute resolution by arbitration and mediation. Scott is also the National product liability counsel for Michelin. Scott was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2002. He is recognized by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell (BV); Best Lawyers in Canada (Insurance, Personal Injury(Defence), Legal Malpractice) and Lexpert (Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Personal Injury). Representative examples of Scott's practice are as follows: • Counsel to Multinational and National Insurance Companies in respect of coverage and defence of major claims in the areas of Commercial Liability, Life and Disability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Occupier's Liability, Automobile and Personal Injury; • National Product Liability Counsel to Michelin • General and Defence Counsel to Nova Scotia School Board Insurance Reciprocal. Memberships: 2003-2004, Elected Member, Bar Council; Chair, Reimbursement Committee; Member, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2002-2003, Elected Member, Bar Council, Executive Committee, and Chair, Administration of ustice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2001-2002, Member, Bar Council, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2000-2001, Member, Bar Council, and Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2000-2001, Member, Bar Council, and Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society 2000, Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Committee, Canadian Bar Association 1999-2000, Vice-Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys Member, Defense Research Institute Member, Canadian Defense Lawyers Association Activities Within Firm: 2008-2010, Department Manager, Advocacy 2004-2008, Chair, Litigation Practice Group, Firm-wide Lexpert Ratings: Litigation - Commercial Insurance Personal Injury. Member: Canadian Defense Lawyers; Defense Research Institute; Association of Defense Trial Attorneys; Nova Scotia Barrister's Society (Chair of Reimbursement Fund Committee). Practice Areas: Insurance Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Commercial Insurance; Corporate Litigation; Personal Injury; Professional Liability; Products Liability; Medical Liability; Transportation; Class Actions.Email: Scott C. Norton, Q.C.

Colin D. Piercey (Partner) admitted to bar, 1998, Ontario; 2001, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., Honours, 1991); Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1996). Member: Canadian Defence Lawyers. Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Insurance; Construction Law; Civil Litigation; Insolvency; Environmental Law.Email: Colin D. Piercey

John D. Plowman, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1976, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Comm., 1971; LL.B., 1974); University College, London (LL.M., 1975). Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2011. Practice Areas: Labour and Employment Law.Email: John D. Plowman, Q.C.

Christine C. Pound (Partner) admitted to bar, 2004, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.Sc., 2000); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2003). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Christine C. Pound

Charles S. Reagh (Partner) admitted to bar, 1984, Nova Scotia. Education: University of King's College (B.Sc., 1981); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1983). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Securities Law.Email: Charles S. Reagh

John MacL. Rogers, Q.C. (Chief Executive Officer) admitted to bar, 1985, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.A., Honours, 1979); Queen's University; Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1983). (Chief Executive Officer). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Law.Email: John MacL. Rogers, Q.C.

Roderick H. Rogers, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1990, Nova Scotia. Education: Queen's University (B.A., Honours, 1983); Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A., 1985); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1988). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Law; Professional Liability; Construction Litigation; Health Law; Commercial Litigation; Administrative Law; Immigration Law.Email: Roderick H. Rogers, Q.C.

Nancy G. Rubin (Partner) admitted to bar, 1992, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.S., Psychology, 1987); University of Ottawa (LL.B., 1991). Member: Canadian Bar Association (Former-Chair, CBA-NS Municipal Law Section); Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (Member, Civil Liaison Subcommittee, Media Liaison Committee); Canadian Defence Lawyers Association; Ad Idem/Canadian Media Lawyers Association (Secretary/Treasurer); Advertising Standards Canada (National Consumer Response Council Member). Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Defense; Energy; Media Law; Hospital Liability; Municipal Planning and Development.Email: Nancy G. Rubin

William L. Ryan, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1972, Nova Scotia; 2008, New Brunswick. Education: St. Mary's University (B.Comm., 1969); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1971); University of London (LL.M., 1972). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Construction Law; Personal Injury Law; Competition Law; Immigration Law.Email: William L. Ryan, Q.C.

Rebecca Saturley (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Nova Scotia; 2000, Ontario. Education: Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.A., Canadian Studies and Economics, 1992); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1996). Member: Law Society of Upper Canada. Practice Areas: Administrative Law; Human and Civil Rights; Labor (Labour) and Employment; Workers Compensation.Email: Rebecca Saturley

John T. Shanks (Partner) admitted to bar, 1998, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.A., 1994); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1997). Practice Areas: Litigation; Statutory Offences; Insurance; Construction Law; Municipal Planning and Development.Email: John T. Shanks

Richard F. Southcott (Partner) admitted to bar, 1993, Nova Scotia. Education: St. Francis Xavier University (B.Sc., 1988); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1991); Oxford University (B.C.L., 1992). Practice Areas: Marine; Energy and Natural Resources; Construction Law.Email: Richard F. Southcott

David A. Stewart, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1961, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.A., 1956); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1959); Southern Methodist University, Texas (M.C.L., 1960). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Tax Law; Estate Planning Law.Email: David A. Stewart, Q.C.

Lawrence J. Stordy, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1985, British Columbia; 1986, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Prince Edward Island (B.A., 1980); Dalhousie University (LL.B.; M.B.A., 1984). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Lawrence J. Stordy, Q.C.

Gavin Stuttard (Partner) admitted to bar, 1998, New York and Ontario; 1999, California; 2006, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 1991); McMaster University (M.Sc., 1993); University of Toronto (LL.B., 1996). Practice Areas: Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Offerings; Corporate Finance.Email: Gavin Stuttard

Ian A. Sutherland (Partner) admitted to bar, 2002, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.A., Honours, 1996); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2001). Practice Areas: Corporate; Commercial; Property and Real Estate Development.Email: Ian A. Sutherland

Brian A. Tabor, Q.C. (Partner) admitted to bar, 1987, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Ottawa (B.S., with honours, 1979); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1986). Past National President, 2005-2006 and Past Chair, National Real Estate Section, 1996-1999, Canadian Bar Association. Practice Areas: Property and Real Estate Development; Property Leasing; Banking Law.Email: Brian A. Tabor, Q.C.

Mark D. Tector (Partner) admitted to bar, 2002, Ontario; 2004, Nova Scotia. Education: Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan (1996); Mount Allison University (B.A., 1997); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2001). Member: Canadian Bar Association (Chair of the Constitutional Law and Human Rights section, Nova Scotia Branch); Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers; Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia. Practice Areas: Labour and Employment; Occupational Health and Safety; Human Rights; Wrongful Dismissal Litigation.Email: Mark D. Tector

Candace L. Thomas (Partner) admitted to bar, 1997, Ontario; 2000, Nova Scotia. Education: St. Mary's University (B.A., 1986); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1995). Member: Law Society of Upper Canada. Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Candace L. Thomas

Shelley A. Wood (Partner) admitted to bar, 2000, New Brunswick; 2003, Nova Scotia. Education: Middlebury College (B.A., 1996); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1999). Languages: French and English. Practice Areas: Litigation; Insurance.Email: Shelley A. Wood

ASSOCIATES PRACTISING IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA OFFICE

Nathan Saruk (Associate) admitted to bar, 2012, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 2004; B.Sc., Honours, 2007; M.P.A., 2011; J.D., 2011). Institute of Public Administration Canada Award of Academic Excellence, 2011; Nova Scotia Law Foundation Scholarship, 2008-2010; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize, 2009; Lang Michener LLP Prize, 2009; Institute of Public Administration Canada National Student Award in Public Policy and Administration, 2008; Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, 2007-2008; Highest Overall Academic Performance in the Dalhousie MPA Program, 2007-2008; Dr. W.K. Jonig Prize in Psychology, 2001. Practice Areas: Litigation.Email: Nathan Saruk

Scott Pickup (Associate) Education: Acadia University (B.A., 2006); Université de Moncton (LL.B., 2011). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance.Email: Scott Pickup

A. Ryan Baker (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, Nova Scotia. Education: St. Francis Xavier University (B.A., 2006); Bond University (J.D., 2009); University of Melbourne (LL.M., 2010). Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial Law; Property and Real Estate Development.Email: A. Ryan Baker

Andrea F. Baldwin (Associate) admitted to bar, 2003, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Saint Vincent University (B.P.R., 1998); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2002). Past Chair, Citizenship and Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia. Past co-chair, Women's Forum, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia; Author of various articles and frequent presenter on topics related to immigration law. Member: Canadian Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Law Section); Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Practice Areas: Business Immigration Law.Email: Andrea F. Baldwin

Ian J. Breneman (Associate) admitted to bar, 2010, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (Certificate in Specialization, Marine Law, 2009); Dalhousie University Law School (LL.B., 2009). Scholarships: Francis Hugh Bell Scholarship in Law, 2007; Milton & Carole Ehlrich Prize, 2008; Alistair Fraser Scholarship, 2009. Law Clerk to Madam Justice Heneghan, Federal Court of Canada, 2011.Email: Ian J. Breneman

Tanya L. Butler (Associate) admitted to bar, 2009, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.A., Honours, 1998; M.A., 1999); Queens University (Ph.D., 2006); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2008). Practice Areas: Estate Planning and Litigation; Trusts and Estates.Email: Tanya L. Butler

Scott Raymond Campbell (Associate) admitted to bar, 2005, Ontario; 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: Carleton University (B.A., Honours, 2001); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2004); University of Oxford (B.C.L., 2011). Practice Areas: Litigation.Email: Scott Raymond Campbell

Tyana R. Caplan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2003, Nova Scotia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1991); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2002). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance; Personal Injury; Disability; Health Law.Email: Tyana R. Caplan

Benjamin J. Fairbanks (Associate) admitted to bar, 2002, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1996; LL.B., 2001). Practice Areas: Property and Real Estate Development; Corporate; Commercial.Email: Benjamin J. Fairbanks

Burtley G. Francis (Associate) admitted to bar, 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Ottawa (B.Soc.Sc., Honours Economics, magna cum laude, 2004); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2007). Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Competition Law; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Burtley G. Francis

Leah N. Grimmer (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.A., Honours, 2007); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2010). Scholarships: Schulich Scholarship in Law, 2010; Maritime Law Book Prize, 2010; Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP Award, 2010; Dalhousie Law School Dean's List, 2009-2010; Alistair Fraser Scholarship, 2009; Robert T. Donald Insurance Prize, 2009; Graham Murray Award for Academic Achievement in Evidence, 2009; Acadia University Medal in Political Science, 2007. Practice Areas: Litigation; Insurance.Email: Leah N. Grimmer

Chad Garnet Horton (Associate) admitted to bar, 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: Acadia University (B.A., 2002); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2007). Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Commercial Litigation.Email: Chad Garnet Horton

Sadira E. Jan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2007, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.S., Psychology and Neuroscience, 2000; LL.B., 2006). Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial Law.Email: Sadira E. Jan

Sean P. Kelly (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.A., Honours, 2003); McMaster University (M.A., 2006); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2010). Vice President and member, Board of Directors, Nova Scotia Yachting Association. Languages: English and French. Practice Areas: Labor and Employment; Litigation; Immigration Law.Email: Sean P. Kelly

Trevor J. MacDonald (Associate) admitted to bar, 2009, Nova Scotia. Education: St. Francis Xavier University (B.B.A., 1998); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2008).Email: Trevor J. MacDonald

Christopher W. Madill (Associate) admitted to bar, 2006, Nova Scotia. Education: Concordia University (B.A., 2001); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2005). Member: Canadian Defence Lawyers. Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance; Personal Injury; Construction Law; Products Liability.Email: Christopher W. Madill

Kate A. Marshall (Associate) admitted to bar, 2010, Nova Scotia. Education: University of St. Andrews (M.A., Honours, 2005); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2009). Member: Canadian Bar Association; Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Practice Areas: Litigation.Email: Kate A. Marshall

Michelle McCann (Associate) admitted to bar, 2010, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Calgary (B.A., PolSci., 2002; B.A., Hist., 2002; M.A., PolSci., 2005); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2009). Member: Canadian Bar Association. Practice Areas: Labor (Labour) and Employment(100%).Email: Michelle McCann

Tipper McEwan (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, Nova Scotia. Education: Queen's University (B.A., Honours, 2005); Queen's University (M.A., 2006); Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law (LL.B., 2010). Scholarships: Alistair Fraser Award in Law of Succession, 2010; Laskin Moot, 2010; Frank Covert Memorial Scholarship, 2008-2010; The Honourable Richard B. Hanson Prize in Constitutional Law, 2009; Alistair Fraser Scholarship, 2008. Authored Pulling the Ivy Out of the Windows: Presumptions of Privacy in the Home and R v. Gomboc, Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, Volume 19. 2010.Email: Tipper McEwan

Matthew G. Newell (Associate) admitted to bar, 2009, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., Honours, 2004); University of Ottawa (LL.B., 2008).Email: Matthew G. Newell

Marc Reardon (Associate) admitted to bar, 2010, Ontario; 2011, Nova Scotia. Education: Mount Allison University (B.Sc., Biology, 2002); Dalhousie University (LL.B.; M.B.A., 2009). Member: Law Society of Upper Canada; Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Securities Law; Finance; Commercial Transactions.Email: Marc Reardon

Paul V. Saunders (Associate) admitted to bar, 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Comm., 2002; M.B.A., 2003; LL.B., 2007). Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Commercial Law.Email: Paul V. Saunders

Todd W. Schindeler (Associate) admitted to bar, 2010, Nova Scotia. Education: University of British Columbia (B.Sc., 1990); University of British Columbia (Ph.D., 1998); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2009). Member: Canadian Bar Association; Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial Law; Securities/Corporate Finance; Mergers and Acquisitions.Email: Todd W. Schindeler

Sara L. Scott (Associate) admitted to bar, 2005, Nova Scotia. Education: University of New Brunswick (B.S., Eng., 1997; LL.B., 2004). Practice Areas: Litigation.Email: Sara L. Scott

Andrea L. Shakespeare (Associate) admitted to bar, 2011, Nova Scotia. Education: Saint Mary's University (B.Comm., 2004); Dalhousie University (M.B.A., 2010; LL.B., 2010). Author, Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (2010) Volume 7, No. 2 January at 267. "Fair Dealing or Fare Stealing?" Implications of Canadian Copyright Law Reform on the Online Classroom. Practice Areas: Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency; Energy and Natural Resources; Financial Services Law; Owner-Managed Business; Securities / Corporate Finance Tax.Email: Andrea L. Shakespeare

Maggie A. Stewart (Associate) admitted to bar, 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., first class honours, 2001; LL.B., 2007). Member: Canadian Bar Association; Ad IDEM - Advocates in Defence of Expression in the Media; Canadian Defence Lawyers. Practice Areas: Media Law; Commercial Litigation; Utility and Regulatory; Insurance Defense; Business Reputation.Email: Maggie A. Stewart

Keith G. Sutherland (Associate) admitted to bar, 2007, Ontario; 2010, Nova Scotia. Education: McGill University (B.Comm., 2001); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2006). Member: Law Society of Upper Canada. Languages: French. Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions; Regulatory Law; Corporate Commercial Law; Environmental Law.Email: Keith G. Sutherland

Nathan Sutherland (Associate) admitted to bar, 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: McGill University (B.A., 2001); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 2007). Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Insurance; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation.Email: Nathan Sutherland

Jessica L. White (Associate) admitted to bar, 2008, Nova Scotia. Education: University of Western Ontario (B.A., 2004); University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 2007). Practice Areas: Insurance; Civil Litigation; Business Disputes; Labor (Labour) and Employment; Administrative Law.Email: Jessica L. White

COUNSEL

Graham Day, Q.C. (Counsel) admitted to bar, 1956, Nova Scotia; 1967, Ontario. Education: Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1956). Appointed Knight Bachelor, January 1, 1989..Email: Graham Day, Q.C.

Robert P. Dexter, Q.C. (Counsel) admitted to bar, 1977, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Comm., 1973; LL.B., 1976). Practice Areas: Corporate Law.Email: Robert P. Dexter, Q.C.

Meinhard Doelle (Environmental Counsel) admitted to bar, 1990, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.Sc., 1986; LL.B., 1989); York University, Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M., 1991). (Environmental Counsel). Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Energy and Natural Resources.Email: Meinhard Doelle

Robert G. MacKeigan, Q.C. (Counsel) admitted to bar, 1970, Nova Scotia. Education: Dalhousie University (B.A., 1966; LL.B., 1969); University of London, England (LL.M., with Distinction, 1970). Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1986. Practice Areas: Bankruptcy; Commercial Law; Banks and Banking; Finance; Mortgage.Email: Robert G. MacKeigan, Q.C.

Donald H. McDougall, Q.C. (Counsel) admitted to bar, 1967, Nova Scotia. Education: Concordia University (B.A., 1962); Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1965); University of London (LL.M., 1966). Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1982. Director, Legal Information Society (N.S.). Life Director, Atlantic Film Festival. Past Member, Economic Council of Canada and Canadian Radio Television Commission. Former Executive Chair, The Halifax Herald Limited. Former Pres., Tennis Canada and Director, Maritime Broadcasting Limited. Practice Areas: Administrative Law; Labour and Employment; Human Rights; Employer Representative on Labour Arbitration Boards.Email: Donald H. McDougall, Q.C.

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