Adam Bata

Associate

Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2

+1.902.444.1702

+1.902.420.1417

abata@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2013

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Legal Assistant(s): Amy Morrison

Working with a diverse group from entrepreneurs to public companies, Adam helps them grow their ideas. His clients look to him for assistance when:

Starting up – he advises on corporate organization and governance and aids in the protection of intellectual property.
Developing – he drafts business agreements and ensures compliance with advertising and marketing laws.
Managing – he reduces legal risks, and provides ongoing strategic commercial and tax advice.
Restructuring – he reorganizes businesses in tax-efficient ownership structures.
Entering & Exiting – he acts for buyers and sellers of businesses in asset and share transactions.

Education & Career

Education

Queen’s University, Bachelor Sciences Honours in Life Sciences, 2009
Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Juris Doctor (Business Law Specialization), 2012
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course – Certificate of Achievement, 2017

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation’s Young Tax Practitioners, Halifax

Publications

Status of Animation Incentives in Nova Scotia? Keep the Cartoons Coming, Stewart McKelvey’s IP/IT Blog, The Medium

May 12, 2015

#SaveSunnyvale – Nova Scotia’s 2015 Budget and the Film Tax Credit, Stewart McKelvey’s IP/IT Blog, The Medium

April 10, 2015

Trading Trade-mark for Trademark and its International Effects – A Brief Overview of Bill C-31, Stewart McKelvey’s IP/IT Blog, The Medium

April 09, 2014

The Brief On Bitcoins, Stewart McKelvey’s IP/IT Blog, The Medium

February 26, 2014

“Transformations in Law of Testamentary Trusts”, Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, February 2014

“The new gTLD Program – Time to Update your TM Protection Strategy”, Stewart McKelvey’s IP/IT Blog, The Medium, December 2013

“Bill C-56 Brings Changes in Canadian Trade-mark Law”, Stewart McKelvey’s IP/IT Blog, The Medium, March 2013

Presentations

Introductory speaker, various panel presentations and pitches, Atlantic Venture Forum 2015