Mick Ryan, QC

Partner

“I want to treat my clients the same way as I would expect to be treated if I were the client - with competent, professional, efficient and effective service.”

In good hands.

Having represented provincial, national and international corporations, as well as former Canadian Prime Ministers, Mick is much sought-after for his experience and professionalism. He is known for getting matters done and brought to a conclusion, but what clients remember him for is his absolute dedication and personal attention to their issues.

Representative matters

Mick works with clients on a broad range of issues, including corporate and commercial disputes over shareholders, minority oppression claims, insurance coverage, complicated tax matters, property disputes, family matters, trust disputes, construction law disputes, employment disputes and all other forms of litigation. His clients include:
  • Construction companies
  • Developers
  • Manufacturers
  • Insurance companies
  • Lawyers and law firms
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Philanthropists
  • Brokerage houses, banks and other financial institutions

Areas of practice

  • Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Commercial Insurance
  • Litigation – Corporate/Commercial
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Professional Liability

BAR ADMISSION(S)

New Brunswick, 2008
Nova Scotia, 1972

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

OTHER LAW SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Pro Hac Vice, California, United States of America
  • Pro Hac Vice, Georgia, United States of America

EDUCATION

University of London, LL.M., 1972
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1971
Saint Mary’s University, B.Comm., 1969

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

1988

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Chair, CBA International Development Commmittee, 2012 to present

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Construction Law
Directors and Officers Liability
Litigation - Corporate Commercial

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

BV Distinguished®

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

  • Best Lawyers 2016 Director and Officer Liability Practice "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • Best Lawyers: Construction Law, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2011-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Director and Officer Liability, 2012-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Insurance Law, 2008-2010, 2012-2018
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012, 2014-2016 (Construction)
  • Lawyer Monthly, Canadian Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Professional Liability), 2012-2014
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance, Professional Liability), 2015, 2017-2018
  • Recipient of Canadian Bar Association's Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence, 2015
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance, Personal Injury, Professional Liability), 2016

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

P 902.420.3316
F 902.420.1417

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