Ben Whitney

Associate

Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2A9

+1.506.632.2785

+1.506.652.1989

bwhitney@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 2018

Legal Assistant(s): Trudy Walker

Ben is dedicated to his clients from the moment they step into his office. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and is sure to fully canvas all available options before presenting solutions. Ben helps clients navigate complex issues in a pragmatic way, and has:

  • Worked as part of a team on various transactions, including an acquisition and a substantial financing.
  • Aided with a number of property matters, including attending at closings, preparing documents and conducting searches.
  • Assisted with a number of wills, estates and trusts issues.
  • Conducted research and worked on various business and litigation matters.

Education & Career

Education

University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, JD, 2017
University of New Brunswick, Certificate in Ethics, 2015
University of New Brunswick, BBA (First Class Honours), 2013

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Board member, Saint John Free Public Library, 2017 – present
University of New Brunswick Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot Team, 2016 – 2017
Moot coach, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, 2016 – 2017
Council chair, University of New Brunswick student union, 2015 – 2017
Don, Joy W. Kidd House, 2015 – 2017
Board member, Student Union Beverage Services Inc., 2015 – 2017
Student representative, AAU-MPHEC academic advisory committee, 2015 – 2017
Volunteer, Student Legal Information Centre, 2015 – 2016
Member, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law teaching excellence award committee, 2014 – 2017
President, University of New Brunswick Student Union, 2013 – 2014
Board member, University of New Brunswick board of governors, 2013 – 2014
University of New Brunswick Orientation Executive, 2012 – 2013
Co-founder, University of New Brunswick/St. Thomas University Campus Wellness Challenge, 2012 – 2013

Accolades

Lyman Purnell Prize in Wills & Estates
Dr. James Downey Student Leadership Award
University of New Brunswick Sir Howard Douglas Scholar
University of New Brunswick Student Union Life Member
University of New Brunswick Residence Community Programming Leadership Award
University of New Brunswick Student Union “Gold” Recognition (2013 and 2017)
University of New Brunswick Residential Life Unsung Hero Award
University of New Brunswick Faculty of Business Administration Dean’s List
Eric L. Teed Memorial Scholarship
Franco and Maria Giamberardino Scholarship

Publications

Contributor, Practical Law Canada, Provincial Q&A: Lending and Taking Security in Personal Property in Canada (New Brunswick), August 2018

Contributor, Practical Law Canada, Provincial Q&A: Lending and Taking Security in Real Property in Canada (New Brunswick), August 2018