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Matthew Jacobs


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



Language(s) spoken: English, French

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2019; Newfoundland and Labrador, 2019

Legal Assistant(s): Rachel Morris

Matt’s practice centres on innovation, helping clients to create strategies to solve problems efficiently.


  • Tax litigation – appeared before the Tax Court of Canada
  • Tax-efficient business reorganizations
  • Tax audit preparation and strategy

Wills & Estates

  • Tax-efficient estate planning

Intellectual Property

  • Acquisitions of intellectual property and related due-diligence
  • Negotiation of video-game publication agreements
  • Film, TV and entertainment finance
  • Artist(s) agreements
  • Trademark applications and prosecution
  • Trademark protection
  • Intellectual Property litigation

Securities Regulation

  • Capital raises and private issuances

Corporate Commercial

  • Due diligence and transactional work on financings/syndicated loans
  • Advising clients using financing for the purchase of businesses, real property or other assets
  • Assisting institutional and private lenders in secured financing agreements
  • Facilitating the purchase and sale of corporations and corporate assets
  • Negotiating and drafting key agreements ranging from Letters of Intent to Purchase Agreements
  • Consulting with start-ups from incorporation to initial public offerings and beyond
  • Commercial litigation
  • Representative matter(s): Copper Stop Limited v. Parkland Fuel Corporation

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

  • Advising trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, creditors and bankrupts throughout insolvency and Company Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy litigation

Labour and Employment

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, JD, 2018
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA, 2014


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Director, Atlantic chapter, Global Lawyers of Canada
Chair, Intellectual Property section, Newfoundland and Labrador branch, Canadian Bar Association
Law student volunteer, Learning Disability Association of Canada, 2016
Peer mentor, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, 2016 – 2017
Student moot coach, 2016 – 2018
Student moot judge, 2017 – 2018
Team leader, University of New Brunswick’s 2018 Laskin Moot
Volunteer, Junior Achievement Nova Scotia’s World of Choices 2019


Co-author, “Copyright Update”, 24th Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review

January 16, 2020

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