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Kevin Landry


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



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Cynthia Robicheau

The founder of two start-ups himself, Kevin appreciates the difficult choices his clients face while they make their dreams a reality. He is firm that, with the right advice, changing the world is within anyone’s reach. He enjoys working everyday with risk-takers, dreamers and those questioning the status quo to build a better tomorrow. Kevin’s experience includes:

Securities Regulation

  • Assisting clients with private placement capital raises and prospectus-exempt offerings of securities.
  • Preparing public company disclosure documents and filings.
  • Advising on exchange listing applications and interactions on TSXV and CSE.
  • Completing Initial Public Offerings and Qualifying Transactions of Capital Pool Companies.
  • Advising purchasers and targets in reverse takeovers or three corner amalgamations.

Mergers, Corporate and Commercial

  • Facilitating the purchase and sale of corporations and corporate assets including through plans of arrangement.
  • Negotiating and drafting key agreements ranging from Letters of Intent to Purchase Agreements.
  • Consulting with start-ups from incorporation to IPO and beyond.
  • Drafting shareholder agreements and advising on corporate governance.
  • Administering corporate migrations into and out of Nova Scotia and Federal jurisdiction.

Payments, Banking and Financing

  • Assisting institutional and private lenders in secured financing arrangements.
  • Advising clients using financing for the purchase of businesses, real property, or other assets.
  • Advising fintech companies, payment processors, and lenders as to regulatory compliance under Retail Payment Activities Act and other pertinent legislation.

Cannabis Regulation

  • Advising on applications, amendments, and regulatory compliance for licenses under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations including: processing, cultivation, sale for medical purposes, analytical testing, research, nurseries, cannabis drug licenses and industrial hemp licenses.
  • Assisting with raising capital and structuring amalgamations and business transactions in the cannabis sector.
  • Drafting corporate agreements and documents specific to the cannabis sector and ancillary activities.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2016
Acadia University, BBA, 2009


Member, Canadian Bar Association

Thought Leadership


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law Cannabis Law intensive course – lecturer: “Industrialization and Commercialization of Cannabis

October 18, 2019

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Raising the Bar: Commitment to Excellence, Leadership and Community conference – panelist: Commercial Law Cannabis

October 17, 2019

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (New Brunswick) – Webinar speaker: Cannabis and the U.S. Border: Best Practices for Industry Professionals (October, 2018)

Meeting of European Union Delegration to Canada Deputy Ambassadors/Deputy Heads of Mission – brief to European Union delegates: Legal and Political Implications of Cannabis Legalization (September, 2018)

2018 Atlantic Credit Union Commercial Lenders’ Conference – speaker: Lending in the Cannabis Sector (June, 2018)

Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia Cannabis Legalization: Community Impacts Autumn and Spring conferences – panelist (October, 2017 and April, 2018)

Mount Saint Vincent Entrepreneurship and Business Administration Faculty – guest lecturer: Cannabis Laws in Canada (February, 2018)

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