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Neil Jacobs, K.C.


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




Language(s) spoken: English

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

Legal Assistant(s): Shalanda Phillips

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


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


Co-chair, Canadian Bar Association National Insolvency Law Conference: Insolvency Law on the Edge, 2017
Regional managing partner, Newfoundland & Labrador, Stewart McKelvey, 2015 – 2020
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


Best Lawyers, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023
Best Lawyers, Banking and Finance Law, 2012-2024
Best Lawyers, Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2012-2024
Lexpert rating: Banking & Financial Institutions, 2011 – 2024
Lexpert rating: Corporate  Commercial Law, 2016 – 2019, 2021 – 2024
Lexpert rating: Property  Development, 2011 – 2019, 2021, 2024
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

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