Seventy-five lawyers named in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory

The 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory lists 75 Stewart McKelvey lawyers who have been recognized by their peers as being leading practitioners in their fields.

Lexpert™ conducts an annual peer review survey to determine its national listing, designed as a comprehensive guide to Canada’s leading legal talent. This year, our lawyers were listed in a variety of areas, including banking and finance, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate and tax planning, intellectual property and insurance.

Lewis Andrews, QC Allison McCarthy
Rob Aske Carman McCormick, QC
Art Barry, QC Kenneth McCullogh, QC
Daniela Bassan Frederick McElman, CM, QC
John McFarlane, QC
Lee Bell-Smith Peter McLellan, QC
Dan Boone, QC Gerald McMackin, QC
Christa Brothers, QC David Miller, QC
Lydia Bugden Patricia Mitchell
Andrew Burke Greg Moores
Mark Bursey Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb
George Caines, QC Perlene Morrison
Maurice Chiasson, QC James Murphy
Janet Clark, CHRP Murray Murphy, QC, CHRP
Tracey Clements, QC Richard Niedermayer, TEP
Geoffrey Connolly, QC, P.Eng. Susan Norman
Jim Cruickshank Scott Norton, QC
James Dickson, QC, P.Eng. Colin Piercey
Robert Dysart Christine Pound
Paul Festeryga Charles Reagh
Jim Gormley, QC André Richard, QC
Bruce Grant, QC Rory Rogers, QC
Robert Grant, QC Nancy Rubin, QC
Elizabeth Haldane Maureen Ryan
Paul Harquail, ACAIrb Mick Ryan, QC
Richard Hirsch Colm St. Roch Seviour
Neil Jacobs  Barbara Smith, QC
Brian Johnston, QC Harold Smith, QC
Neal Leard Paul Smith
Charles LeBlond, QC David Stewart, QC
James LeMesurier, QC Lawrence Stordy, QC
Fraser MacFadyen Gavin Stuttard
Geoffrey Machum, QC Brian Tabor, QC
Grant Machum James Travers, QC
Robert MacKeigan, QC Brian Waddell, QC
Deanne MacLeod Ian Wallace
Douglas Mathews, QC Kim Walsh
Timothy Matthews, QC


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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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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,…

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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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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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