Eighty-nine lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada© 2018, 13 of which are “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers in Canada© 2018 has recognized 89 lawyers from Stewart McKelvey, representing more than 40 areas of practice, as leaders in their fields, 13 of which have also been named a Best Lawyers® 2018 “Lawyer of the Year”.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and allows leading lawyers to share their opinion about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. The “Lawyer of the Year” designation is given to the lawyer in each practice and metropolitan area with the highest overall peer-feedback.

Best Lawyers in Canada 2018:

Lewis Andrews, QC Brian Johnston, QC Scott Norton, QC
Rob Aske Colleen Keyes Stephen Penney
Art Barry, QC Paul Kiley Colin Piercey
Clarence Bennett Cathy Lahey, QC John Plowman, QC
Cynthia Benson Thomas Laughlin Charles Reagh
Ian Bilek Neal Leard André Richard, QC
Dan Boone, QC Charles LeBlond, QC Rory Rogers, QC
Lydia Bugden James LeMesurier, QC Nancy Rubin, QC
Andrew Burke Fraser MacFadyen Mick Ryan, QC
Mark Bursey Geoffrey Machum, QC, ICD.D Maureen Ryan
George Caines, QC Robert MacKeigan, QC Rebecca Saturley
Spencer Campbell, QC Thomas MacQuarrie, QC Colm St. Roch Seviour
Maurice Chiasson, QC Douglas Mathews, QC Barbara Smith, QC
Janet Clark, CPHR Timothy Matthews, QC Harold Smith, QC
Geoffrey Connolly, QC, P.Eng. Allison McCarthy Paul Smith
Paul Coxworthy Carman McCormick, QC David Stewart, QC
Jim Cruickshank Kenneth McCullogh, QC Lawrence Stordy, QC
James Dickson, QC, P.Eng. Frederick McElman, CM, QC Gavin Stuttard
Rick Dunlop John McFarlane, QC Ian Sutherland
Robert Dysart Peter McLellan, QC Brian Tabor, QC
Paul Festeryga, QC Gerald McMackin, QC Mark Tector
Andrew Fraser David Miller, QC Chantal Thibodeau
Jim Gormley, QC Greg Moores Candace Thomas, QC
Bruce Grant, QC Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb James Travers, QC
Robert Grant, QC Sacha Morisset Robert Vincent, QC
Elizabeth Haldane Perlene Morrison Ian Wallace
Gregory Harding James Murphy Kim Walsh
Paul Harquail, ACIArb Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR Shelley Wood
Richard Hirsch Richard Niedermayer, TEP Rodney Zdebiak
Neil Jacobs, QC Susan Norman

Best Lawyers 2018 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Dan Boone, QC – Health Care Law
Lydia Bugden – Banking and Finance Law
Geoffrey Connolly, QC, P.Eng. – Real Estate Law
Jim Cruickshank – Corporate Law
Colleen Keyes – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Paul Kiley – Corporate Law
Allison McCarthy – Banking and Finance Law
James Murphy – Real Estate Law
Rory Rogers, QC – Construction Law
Maureen Ryan – Corporate Law
Colm St. Roch Seviour – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Paul Smith – Corporate Law
James Travers, QC – Banking and Finance Law

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How to facilitate charitable giving through trusts

April 23, 2019

Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, will present at a Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia branch Wills, Estates and Trusts and Charities and Not-for-Profit joint section meeting, tomorrow, April 24. Richard will review the trusts that…

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The Honourable J. Michael MacDonald joins Stewart McKelvey as Counsel

April 18, 2019

We are pleased to welcome the Honourable J. Michael MacDonald as Counsel following his retirement from a distinguished career on the Bench of Nova Scotia Courts including as the 22nd Chief Justice of Nova Scotia.…

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Evolving estate litigation

April 3, 2019

With trust and estate litigation continuing to grow, it’s important for individuals to stay on top of the latest developments within this area of law. Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, will co-present a Society of…

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Effective due diligence

April 1, 2019

Halifax partner Candace L. Thomas, QC, will co-present the due diligence module of the Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series webinars, this afternoon. This session will review the objectives and process of conducting effective transactional…

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Buying & selling businesses: how to prepare

March 29, 2019

The Business Transitions Forum Atlantic conference, April 2 and 3 in Halifax, will feature partners Christine Pound, ICD.D and David Randell as speakers. Beginning at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, Christine will moderate a panel…

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The overview on ownership

March 26, 2019

During the International Council of Shopping Centres Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, March 27 and 28 in Toronto, Halifax partners Ian Sutherland and Ryan Baker will speak on various topics within the retail real estate…

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Charles LeBlond, QC, appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal/Cour d’appel du Nouveau-Brunswick

March 8, 2019

As announced earlier today by the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Moncton partner Charles LeBlond, QC, has been appointed to be a justice of the New Brunswick Court of…

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Benchmark Litigation Canada names Stewart McKelvey Firm of the Year – Atlantics & Colin Piercey as Litigator of the Year – Atlantics

March 8, 2019

At a gala event last night in Toronto, Stewart McKelvey was named Firm of the Year – Atlantics by Benchmark Litigation Canada. This is the Firm’s sixth time receiving this distinction, which is based on…

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Associate Jared Kelly joins Charlottetown office

February 26, 2019

We welcome Jared Kelly to the Firm as the newest associate in our Charlottetown office. Called to the Prince Edward Island bar in 2018, Jared is a litigator with a focus on criminal law and…

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How can firms improve lawyer retention?

February 21, 2019

Chief professional resources officer Susan Hayes discusses some of the challenges law firms face in terms of lawyer retention, for the latest issue of Canadian Lawyer. She notes that firms generally have a challenge keeping,…

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