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Brian Tabor, K.C.


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



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1987

Legal Assistant(s): Kayleigh Bell

Clients hire Brian because he closes deals. And he keeps them safe. Whether it’s on the acquisition side or the financing side of a transaction, clients can rest assured that they are not going to have any issues with the real estate interests that they acquire or finance.

With extensive experience in the real property regime in Nova Scotia, Brian can rapidly identify issues and outline, in an efficient and effective way, the path forward to achieving his clients’ objectives. His clients include:

  • Developers
  • Owners
  • Lenders
  • Governments
  • Utilities

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, LLB, 1986
University of Ottawa, B.Sc., 1979


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Property and Lending, Stewart McKelvey, 2011 – 2013
Past president, Canadian Bar Association, 2005 – 2006
Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, 2014
Department manager, Business, Stewart McKelvey, 2013 – present
Practice group leader, Commercial Real Property
Secretary, The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia
Member, International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate
Board member, Dartmouth North Liberal Association
Vice-president, Atlantic, International Commission of Jurists, 2007 – 2010


King’s Counsel, 2005
Best Lawyers: “Lawyer of the Year” Real Estate Law, Halifax, 2023
Best Lawyers: Real Estate Law, 2008 – 2024
Lexpert rating: Property Development, 2010 – 2024
Lexpert rating: Infrastructure, 2016
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

Thought Leadership


Canadian Insight – Atlantic Canada Contaminated Sites – Real Estate Transactions and Environmental Risks

March 01, 2011

Canadian Institute – Managing Financial and Legal Risks in Commercial Real Estate – Bullet Proofing your Commercial Real Estate Agreements, Critical Guidelines to Reduce your Litigation Risk

January 28, 2010

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