Matthew N. Craig

Associate

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3

+1.709.570.8827

+1.709.722.4565

mcraig@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2013

Legal Assistant(s): Tanya Johnson

Matthew provides corporate, commercial and litigation services to construction and natural resources clients, amongst others.

In addition to his experience at the Firm, Matthew has nearly two years’ experience working as in-house counsel in the energy sector, and therefor has a strong understanding of client expectations and the value of practical solutions.

Matthew’s practice has involved:

  • Construction: Advising owners, contractors, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers on a range of issues, including tendering and procurement, contract drafting and negotiation, commercial development, liens and disputes.
  • Energy and Natural Resources: Advising on contract and regulatory matters, and representing client interests in administrative proceedings.
  • Commercial Transactions: Acting for buyers and sellers of businesses in asset and share transactions. Acting for lenders and borrowers in financial transactions.
  • Corporate Formation/Reorganization: Advising on corporate organization and governance.
  • Litigation: Acting for clients in litigation and private arbitrations on a wide range of construction and natural resources matters.

Education & Career

Education

University of New Brunswick, Juris Doctorate in Law, 2012
University of New Brunswick, Bachelor in Education, 2009
University of New Brunswick, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2008

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Accolades

2001 Trilateral Moot Best Written Submissions, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 Harrison Shield Moot Winner, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2010 Starr House Award
2009 Marie La Forest Scholarship
2008-2009 Norris Hayward Memorial Scholarship
2004 Governor Thomas Carleton Entrance Scholarship

Publications

Author, Municipal News, Tendering: The Court of Appeal Weighs In (2014)

Co-Author, NLCA Construction Journal, RFP versus tender call: What can you expect from a project owner? (2014)

Author, Trains, Planes and Automobiles: Vacation in Atlantic Canada (2013)

Author, Municipal News, Dealing with Subdivision Development Part 2: During and Post-Construction (2013)

Author, Municipal News, Dealing with Subdivision Development Part 1: Pre-Construction (2012)

Presentations

Nalcor Energy – Changes to Public Procurement Law in Newfoundland and Labrador (2018)

Stewart McKelvey – Bill 46 – A New Newfoundland and Labrador Public Procurement Act (2017)

Metro Business Opportunities Group – Corporate and Commercial Law for Start Ups (2015)

Professional Municipal Administrators – Public Tendering in Newfoundland and Labrador (2014 and 2015)