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

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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…

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

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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

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Erin Best featured as a Woman Leading in Law

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Sara Espinal Henao discusses the importance of welcoming refugees

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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…

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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…

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