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: Stewart McKelvey Names New Executive Director

June 4, 2007

Stewart McKelvey announced the addition of John Smith to the firm’s management team. Smith joins Stewart McKelvey’s Halifax office as Executive Director, responsible for overall administration of the office, including finance, information technology, human resources and facilities management. In addition, he will also participate in strategic planning and marketing efforts in the region.

Managing Partner of the Halifax office, John Rogers, Q.C., says Stewart McKelvey is pleased to welcome Smith to the team, adding “his expertise and many years of management experience will be a welcome addition to our firm.”

Smith comes to Stewart McKelvey from the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation, where he served as Director of Finance since 2006. No stranger to the legal field, he was previously employed with Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson for sixteen years, first as Director of Finance and Administration and then Chief Operating Officer.

“Stewart McKelvey is the top firm in Atlantic Canada and a solid group of professionals,” says Smith. “I am pleased about becoming a part of the team in Halifax and working with the firm’s members across the region.”

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada's 15 largest law firms, with over 210 lawyers and 300 staff in six offices across the region. It was recently ranked Atlantic Canada's Number One Law Firm, according to Canadian Lawyer magazine in its second annual ranking of regional law firms. Stewart McKelvey also won the magazine's previous ranking in 2005.

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