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Mick Ryan, QC

Partner

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

+1.902.420.3316

+1.902.420.1417

wryan@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1972; New Brunswick, 2008

Mick works with clients on a broad range of issues, including corporate and commercial disputes over shareholders, minority oppression claims, insurance coverage, complicated tax matters, property disputes, family matters, trust disputes, construction law disputes, employment disputes and all other forms of litigation. He has represented provincial, national and international corporations, as well as former Canadian Prime Ministers. Mick’s clients include:

  • Construction companies
  • Developers
  • Manufacturers
  • Insurance companies
  • Lawyers and law firms
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Philanthropists
  • Brokerage houses, banks and other financial institutions

Education & Career

Education

University of London, LLM, 1972
Dalhousie University, LLB, 1971
Saint Mary’s University, BComm, 1969

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Board chairman, Sport Dispute Resolution Council of Canada, 2019 – present

Other law society memberships:

  • Pro Hac Vice, California, United States of America
  • Pro Hac Vice, Georgia, United States of America

Chair, CBA International Development Commmittee, 2012 – present

Accolades

Queen’s Counsel, 1988
Chambers and Partners, Construction – Canada, Band 2 lawyer
Best Lawyers 2016 Director and Officer Liability Practice “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers: Construction Law, 2006, 2008 – 2021
Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2011 – 2021
Best Lawyers: Director and Officer Liability, 2012 – 2021
Best Lawyers: Insurance Law, 2008 – 2010, 2012 – 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012, 2014 – 2016  – 2020 (Construction)
Lawyer Monthly, Canadian Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2016
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Professional Liability), 2012 – 2014
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance, Professional Liability), 2015, 2017 – 2020
Recipient of Canadian Bar Association’s Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence, 2015
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance, Personal Injury, Professional Liability), 2016
Lexpert rating: Construction Law, 2016 – 2018, 2020
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, 2008 – 2009, 2014 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Corporate Commercial, 2008 – 2012, 2016, 2018 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Commercial Insurance, 2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2012, 2016
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

 
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