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Matthew Newell


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



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2009

Legal Assistant(s): Kayte-Lynn Pearcey

Working with all sizes of companies, individuals, banks and real estate investment trusts, some of the ways Matthew helps his clients are by:

  • Representing purchasers and vendors in sales of properties.
  • Representing tenants and landlords in tenancy disputes.
  • Representing purchasers and sellers in the acquisition or sale of shares and assets.
  • Representing purchasers, vendors and lenders in mortgage based financings.

Examples of Matthew’s work includes:

  • The acquisition by Sobeys of the assets of Canada Safeway for approximately $5.8 billion.
  • The sale leaseback transaction between Sobeys and Crombie REIT with respect to 70 properties and proceeds of approximately $990 million.

Education & Career


University of Ottawa, LL.B., 2008
Dalhousie University, B.Sc. (honours), 2004


Member, Board of Directors, Discovery Centre
Assistant Secretary, Housing Trust of Nova Scotia


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