Brian Tabor, QC


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1987

Legal Assistant(s): Julie Edwards

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

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
Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, 2014
Department manager, Business, Stewart McKelvey, 2013 – present
Practice group leader, Commercial Real Property and Lending, Stewart McKelvey, 2011 – 2013
Past president, Canadian Bar Association, 2005 – 2006
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


Queen’s Counsel, 2005
Best Lawyers: Real Estate Law, 2008 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Property  Development
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®


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