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Sadira Jan


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2007

Legal Assistant(s): Jacquelyn Walters

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Business-minded and solution-focused.

A calming voice during a business negotiation can be difficult to find. Sadira provides that to her clients in their time of need. With a thorough understanding of business principals, Sadira understands the practical issues her clients are facing and helps them develop a feasible solution that also provides legal protection.

While Sadira’s practice focuses on banking and financing transactions, you’ll also find she provides sound advice the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate/contractual work. She has extensive experience in negotiating, leveraged finance, project finance and asset based lending transactions for both borrowers and lenders. She negotiates bilateral and syndicated credit facilities and debt offerings ranging in size from the hundreds of thousands to the billions. She also works on commercial transactions: from an acquisition or a divesture to creative structuring of private corporations, partnership or franchise transactions, she can provide sound and practical advice from the preliminary establishment of the business relationship through to the negotiating, drafting and closing of the deal.

One of the region’s leading practitioners in the area of renewable energy, including wide-ranging expertise in wind, hydrogen, tidal and solar energy. Sadira has represented clients from the beginning stages of a project to its eventual de-commissioning since the beginning of the industry in Atlantic Canada. Her focus on, and understanding of, this industry and its complex regulatory and compliance regimes makes her well positioned to provide sound and strategic advice to Canada’s next generation of renewable energy projects: from offshore wind to residential and commercial retro fit programs and property assessed financing.

In the fisheries, another uniquely regulated industry, she has a depth of knowledge of the unique aspects of the topic and the interaction between the regulators, the commercial fishery and other significant stakeholders such as Indigenous Peoples in Canada which she teaches to the next generation at Dalhousie University. She’s considered a leading expert in Canada by her peers.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2006
Dalhousie University, B.Sc., 2000


Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Member, Board of Governors, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Member, Executive Committee, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Member, Board of Directors, Prescott Group
Lecturer, Fisheries Law, Dalhousie University, 2016 – present
Member, Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA), 2023


Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” Halifax, 2023
Lexpert rating: Energy (Electricity), 2022
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance Law, 2021 – 2024
Best Lawyers: Project Finance Law, 2021 – 2024

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