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Planning ahead: Richard Niedermayer, TEP, discusses unique trusts & estates planning & administration issues

January 14, 2019

During a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Ottawa branch meeting Wednesday, January 16, Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, will help to answer some questions surrounding various trusts and estates matters. He will join an Ottawa lawyer to review the drafting and other considerations for different kinds of trusts, powers of appointment, pour-over wills and dynastic multi-generational trusts that one may need to address throughout the planing and administration process.

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Planning ahead: Richard Niedermayer, TEP, discusses unique trusts & estates planning & administration issues

January 14, 2019

During a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Ottawa branch meeting Wednesday, January 16, Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, will help to answer some questions surrounding various trusts and estates matters. He will join an Ottawa lawyer to review the drafting and other considerations for different kinds of trusts, powers of appointment, pour-over wills and…

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Three Firm lawyers called to the Nova Scotia bar

January 11, 2019

We congratulate Lauren Harper, Sarah Jackson and Chenchen Yu on their call to the Nova Scotia bar this morning. Former articled clerks Lauren and Sarah are beginning their careers at the Firm as associates, with Lauren focusing on general health care matters and Sarah practicing general litigation. Chenchen, who has transferred from our Charlottetown office,…

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Seven lawyers admitted to Firm partnership

January 2, 2019

We are pleased to celebrate the following lawyers who have been admitted to the Stewart McKelvey partnership as of January 1, 2019: Halifax: Ryan Baker Sean Kelly Andrea Shakespeare Saint John: Sarah Dever Letson Christopher Marr, TEP St. John’s: Gabriel Brodeur Koren Thomson

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Bruce Grant, QC, looks back on 30 years of Newfoundland & Labrador oil & gas association membership

December 19, 2018

2018 marks 30 years since Stewart McKelvey became a member of Noia, Canada’s largest offshore petroleum association. To celebrate this milestone, St. John’s partner Bruce Grant, QC, was interviewed for an article in Noia News, about what this membership means to him as a practicing lawyer, as well as the Firm in general. He stated…

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Happy Holidays/Joyeuses Fêtes!

December 10, 2018

From all of us at the Firm, we wish you a happy holiday season!

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Scott Norton, QC, appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

November 30, 2018

As announced by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould earlier today, Halifax partner Scott Norton, QC, has been appointed to be a justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Scott was a leading member of the insurance defence bar, a commercial litigator and regularly cited as a leader in the…

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Erin Best featured as a Woman Leading in Law

November 26, 2018

St. John’s partner Erin Best was recently interviewed for the blog series, Women Leading in Law, by Erin Cowling. This series highlights Canadian women who are seen as leaders in the legal profession, and has previously featured Halifax research lawyer Jennifer Taylor. Within this piece, Erin discusses the beginning of her legal career, her practice…

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Sara Espinal Henao discusses the importance of welcoming refugees

November 23, 2018

In an article for the Chronicle Herald, Halifax associate Sara Espinal Henao shared the positive impact immigrant families can have on Canadian culture, and the economy. “Many of these people that we welcome come with valuable skills, experience, and education. They are eager to become productive members of society and give back to the country…

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Clarence Bennett recognized as a Rising Star

November 8, 2018

As a recognition of excellence in the field of business law and litigation across Canada, Clarence Bennett, managing partner in Saint John and Fredericton, has received a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 Award. In addition to bringing excellence and outstanding leadership to the Firm, Clarence maintains a full labour and employment practice in both Saint…

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Emerging topics in estate planning & administration

November 2, 2018

Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, has written an article in the October 2018 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) Canada newsletter, reviewing some unique estate planning and administration issues addressed at this year’s STEP conference. In his piece, Richard outlines some prevalent and recent topics in this area of law, such as dynastic and perpetual trusts,…

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