Barbara E. Smith, QC

Partner

“How fortunate I was to be able to return home to PEI after law school to pursue my chosen profession - and work on interesting files with great clients!”

Trusted advisor.

Having worked with most of her clients for a long time, Barbara often serves as their corporate memory, and can remind them why they made certain decisions and why they may (or may not) want to continue to do something.  She also excels at looking forward, helping her clients forecast issues and plan around them or prevent them from happening in the first place.

Clients appreciate Barbara’s personal attention to matters, and know that she will do everything in her power to help them achieve their desired results.  

Representative matters

Barbara works with her clients on a variety of matters, including corporate, commercial, financing, real property, wills and estates and the transition of ownership for family-run businesses. Her clients include: 
  • Small and medium sized owner-operated businesses.
  • Clients involved in the hospitality and service industries.
  • Professional service firms, such as doctors, accounting firms and architects.
  • Individuals, in the areas of real estate and estate planning.

Barbara is also a registered trademark agent.

Areas of practice:

  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Owner – Managed Business
  • Financial Services
  • Property and Real Estate Development
  • Wills and Estate Planning  
  • Trademark law 

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Prince Edward Island, 1992

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of Prince Edward Island

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1991
University of Prince Edward Island, B.A., 1987

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

2008

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC), 2017 - present
  • Member, PEI Connectors Program Committee (GCACC), 2017 - present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Cancer Society - PEI Division, 2015 - present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, 2015 - present
  • Past-chair, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2009 - 2011
  • Chair, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2007 - 2009
  • Member, Board of Directors, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2004 – 2011
  • Canvasser, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Prince Edward Island Division
  • Queens Jubilee Award, 2002
  • Member, Advocacy Committee, Canadian Cancer Society - PEI Division, 1992 - 2002

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Corporate / Commercial
Estate and Personal Tax Planning / Estate Litigation

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

CV

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EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • Best Lawyers 2014 Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Charlottetown
  • Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2011-2018

65 Grafton Street
P.O. Box 2140
Charlottetown, PE, Canada
C1A 8B9

P 902.629.4514
F 902.566.5283
C 902.626.7481

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Julie Hopkins

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