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George Caines, QC


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




Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1961

Legal Assistant(s): Debi Woodford

George’s duty is to solve his clients’ issues—they come to him for trusted counsel and breadth of expertise in our region and beyond. More frequently seen as a partner in their business, he understands what a clients’ ultimate business goals and objectives are and does whatever necessary to not only bring those challenges to a successful resolution but ensures they are positioned to reap rewards that endure long after a deal is done. Providing a broad range of services to privately held family companies, George’s clients include:

  • Farming and processing companies
  • Communications companies
  • Real estate firms
  • Real estate development and leasing companies
  • Public private partnerships

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LLB, 1961
University of King’s College, BA, 1958


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Emera Inc., 1998 – 2007 and 2009 – 2011
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Board of directors, Nova Scotia Power Inc., member from 1995 – 2009 and chairman from 2009 – 2011
Past president, Neptune Theatre Foundation


Queen’s Counsel, 1976
2016 Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame laureate
Best Lawyers 2014 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2006, 2008 – 2020
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2006, 2008 – 2020
Lexpert Zenith Award recipient, 2012
2007 – 2009 and 2012, Member, Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Lexpert rating: Banking & Financial Institutions
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law
Lexpert rating: Mergers and Acquisitions
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)


Presented papers on corporate and tax matters at Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society meetings, Canadian Bar Association meetings, Atlantic Tax Conferences and Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference.

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