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Corporate/Commercial — Atlantic Canada


McInnes Cooper - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Office locations: Halifax, St. John's, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown.
Firm size: 195 lawyers

What the team is known for First-rate team with a strong business law practice, encompassing a range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital deals. Attracts praise for its experience advising national and international companies on lending,financing and restructuring, as well as assisting with commercial, securities and shareholder litigation. The firm is noted for its dedicated representation of small business clients facing commercial, real estate, tax and employment issues.

Notable practitioners

Cheryl Hodder wins recognition for her strong business law and corporate governance practice. She is particularly experienced in advising clients on education and administrative law matters.

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Stewart McKelvey - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Office locations: Halifax, Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's.

What the team is known for Hugely distinguished player in the region, well regarded for its expertise in corporate finance, M&A, reorganisations, lending, banking, securities and insolvency. The firm also advises on corporate and commercial litigation, insurance defence and tax dispute resolution. It stands out as a significant player in Atlantic Canada for marine transportation, regularly advising on insurance and admiralty claims.

Notable practitioners

Practising out of the Halifax office, Lawrence Stordy QC is a well-respected M&A lawyer. Interviewees regard him as a "very experienced lawyer" with a "very good profile around town."

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Cox & Palmer - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Office locations: Halifax, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's, Alberton, Charlottetown, Montague, Morell, Summerside.

What the team is known for Well-established practice with a strong footprint across Atlantic Canada. Predominantly acting on behalf of clients in the energy, banking and telecommunications sectors, the team handles a wide array of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, secured transactions, IPOs, joint ventures and corporate governance. Also offers wide-ranging litigation capabilities, regularly advising on breach of contract, product liability and shareholder disputes. Draws on the firm's full-service resources to advise on insolvency and restructuring, real estate and tax law.

Notable practitioners

Saint John-based Peter Forestell QC advises local, national and international businesses on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, as well as on real estate and IT issues.

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Benson Buffett PLC - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Office location: St. John's
Firm size: 16 lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed Newfoundland and Labrador firm providing expert advice on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, reorganisations, finance and corporate governance. Particularly well regarded for its commercial and civil litigation practice, the team frequently represents clients in asset recovery, construction, real estate, product liability and insurance disputes. Offers further expertise in oil and gas and mining industry matters.

Strengths Sources view the firm as a "go-to in Newfoundland and Labrador," noting: "They have a reputation for solid, non-flashy, very competent legal advice."

One client enthuses: "They are very proactive, very efficient and accommodating."

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Benson QC acts as Newfoundland counsel to both national and international clients on banking and finance, securities and M&A matters. Satisfied clients describe him as "very personable," "very knowledgeable" and "extremely quick to respond."

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Boyne Clarke LLP - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Office location: Halifax

What the team is known for Highly regarded team regularly mandated to provide advice on sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders' rights, and securities litigation. Well versed in commercial and residential real estate, franchising,taxation and insolvency law. Services a broad client base comprising individuals, small businesses, large corporations and financial institutions.

Notable practitioners

James MacNeil is the managing partner of the firm.

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Patterson Law - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Office locations: Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow.

What the team is known for Highly regarded Nova Scotia firm offering extensive experience in commercial litigation, banking and finance, M&A, securities, corporate governance and insolvency. Further noted for its expertise in commercial and residential real estate development, as well as corporate tax structuring, individual taxation, trusts and succession planning.

Strengths Market commentators laud the "very good reputation" of the group and describe it as a "good mid-sized firm."

Notable practitioners

Sources report that Kate Harris has a "great deal of experience and is well respected" in the field of tax law. She advises clients on corporate restructuring, trusts and estate planning.

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Spotlight Table

Jeffrey Benson QC

Benson Buffett PLC

From the Chambers Canada guide

Jeffrey Benson QC acts as Newfoundland counsel to both national and international clients on banking and finance, securities and M&A matters. Satisfied clients describe him as "very personable," "very knowledgeable" and "extremely quick to respond."

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Peter R. Forestell QC

Cox & Palmer

From the Chambers Canada guide

Saint John-based Peter Forestell QC advises local, national and international businesses on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, as well as on real estate and IT issues.

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Patterson Law

From the Chambers Canada guide

Sources report that Kate Harris has a "great deal of experience and is well respected" in the field of tax law. She advises clients on corporate restructuring, trusts and estate planning.

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McInnes Cooper

From the Chambers Canada guide

Cheryl Hodder wins recognition for her strong business law and corporate governance practice. She is particularly experienced in advising clients on education and administrative law matters.

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Lawrence Stordy QC

Stewart McKelvey

From the Chambers Canada guide

Practising out of the Halifax office, Lawrence Stordy QC is a well-respected M&A lawyer. Interviewees regard him as a "very experienced lawyer" with a "very good profile around town."

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