Neil Jacobs, QC

Managing Partner, St. John's

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

+1.709.570.8888

+1.709.690.5999

+1.709.722.4565

njacobs@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 1986; British Columbia, 1985

Legal Assistant(s): Rachel Morris

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Neil works with clients on a broad range of issues, including purchasing and developing property, secured financing, business acquisition and divestiture, resolving business disputes, drafting contracts and transaction documents, and providing advice on all types of bankruptcy matters. His clients include:

  • Legal counsel to the auditor general, Humber Valley Paving Inquiry
  • Legal counsel to the attorney general, Humber Valley Resort Bankruptcy
  • Banks and lenders
  • Owners of large, medium and small businesses
  • Other law firms
  • Trustees in bankruptcy from major and mid-sized accounting firms
  • Heavy equipment manufacturers

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1984
Acadia University, B.A. (honours), 1981

Activities

Co-chair, Canadian Bar Association National Insolvency Law Conference: Insolvency Law on the Edge, 2017
Regional managing partner, Newfoundland & Labrador, Stewart McKelvey, 2015 – present
Member, Canadian Bar Association, 1986 – present
Chair, Anglican Charitable Foundation for Children, 2000 – 2015
Member, Board of Directors, The Agnes Pratt Home, 2002 – present
Chair, The Agnes Pratt Home, 2012 – 2015
Past instructor, Business Law Section of the Bar Admission Course (10 years)
Past member, Committee responsible for introduction of Personal Property Security Act, 1999
Past chair, Canadian Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Newfoundland and Labrador Branch

Accolades

Queen’s Counsel, 2017
Best Lawyers 2019 Insolvency and Financial Restructuring “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers 2017 Insolvency and Financial Restructuring “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2012-2019
Lexpert rating: Banking & Financial Institutions
Lexpert rating: Corporate  Commercial Law
Lexpert rating: Property  Development
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®