George Caines, QC

Partner

“Practicing law is fun; it’s not work.”

Trusted advisor, respected collaborator.

It is George’s duty to solve his clients’ issues—they come to him for trusted counsel and breadth of expertise in our region and beyond. More frequently seen as a partner in their business, he understands what a clients’ ultimate business goals and objectives are and does whatever necessary to not only bring those challenges to a successful resolution but ensures they are positioned to reap rewards that endure long after a deal is done.

Representative matters

Providing a broad range of services to privately held family companies, George’s clients include:
  • Farming and processing companies
  • Communications companies
  • Real estate firms
  • Real estate development and leasing companies
  • Public private partnerships

Areas of practice

  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Owner Managed Business
  • Public – Private Partnerships
  • Property Leasing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Nova Scotia, 1961

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1961
University of King’s College, B.A., 1958

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

1976

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Emera Inc., 1998-2007 and 2009-2011
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Board of directors, Nova Scotia Power Inc., member from 1995-2009 and chairman from 2009-2011
  • Past president, Neptune Theatre Foundation

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Corporate / Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions
Property Leasing

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • 2016 Junior Achievement  of Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame laureate
  • Best Lawyers 2014 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Lexpert Zenith Award recipient, 2012
  • 2007-2009 and 2012, Member, Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Presentations

  • Presented papers on corporate and tax matters at Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society meetings, Canadian Bar Association meetings, Atlantic Tax Conferences and Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference.

Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.420.3307
F 902.420.1417
C 902.401.0956

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Debi Woodford

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