Maureen Ryan, QC

Partner

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

+1.709.570.8880

+1.709.722.4565

mryan@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 1990

Legal Assistant(s): Donna Lewis

Working with clients in a broad range of industries, including technology, fisheries, oil and gas, engineering and construction, Maureen has extensive experience in commercial transactions which ranges from contract negotiation to buying and selling businesses to financings and restructurings, as well as providing general commercial advice on the day-to-day problems facing business owners and operators.

Education & Career

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LLB,1989
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA, 1986

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Department manager, Business, Stewart McKelvey, 2008 – 2011
Member, Recruiting Committee, Firm-wide, Stewart McKelvey, 2005 – 2008
Member, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2002 – 2008, 2012 to present
Member, Management Committee, Stewart McKelvey, St. John’s office, 2001 – 2004
Member, Insurance Committee, Law Society of Newfoundland, 2006 – 2013
Member, Board of Trustee, Belvedere Orphanage Fund, 2005 – 2011
Member, Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2008 – 2009
Member, Advisory Committee, Holy Heart Auditorium, 2006 – 2008
Co-chair, Joint Committee on Legal Continuing Education, 1994 – 2016
Member, Board of Directors, St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation, 2010-2016
Member, Committee on Law Corporations, Law Society of Newfoundland

Accolades

Queen’s Counsel, 2018
Best lawyers 2019 Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers 2017 Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers 2014 Mergers & Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers 2012 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in St. John’s
Best Lawyers: Construction Law, 2011 – 2019
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2006, 2008 – 2019
Best Lawyers: Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2014 – 2019
Best Lawyers: Natural Resources Law, 2011 – 2019
Lexpert Magazine’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in Canada, 2004
Lexpert rating: Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Lexpert rating: Corporate / Commercial
Lexpert rating: Energy – Oil and Gas Corporate
Lexpert rating: Mergers and Acquisitions
Lexpert rating: Corporate Mid-Market
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

Presentations

Co-presenter, National Business Boot Camp – Buying and Selling A Business, Canadian Bar Association

Co-presenter, Canadian Bar Association National webinar – Tips for Negotiating and Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements

Co-presenter, Shareholder and Director Obligations and Rights, Canadian Bar Association

Co-presenter, National Business Boot Camp – Tips for Negotiating and Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements, Canadian Bar Association

Co-presenter, Drafting Key Provisions of the Asset Purchase Agreement, Canadian Bar Association national webinar

Co-presenter, Drafting Asset Purchase Agreements, Canadian Bar Association national webinar

Instructor, Corporate and Commercial Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Newfoundland , St. John’s NL, 2002-2009