Stewart McKelvey is once again, Atlantic Canada's Number One ranked 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.
In a feature article, the magazine says Atlantic Canada Law Firms are riding an economic boom as the market continues to consolidate. It points out that Stewart McKelvey is now one of Canada's 20 largest law firms, with 221 lawyers and 300 staff in 6 offices across the region. "The firm's enviable client list includes Atlantic Canada's largest companies and most significant offshore oil and gas development projects", Canadian Lawyer notes.
The article also points out the firm has launched a formal client service initiative, Service First, which defines the standards of client service at Stewart McKelvey. The firm has also introduced a cutting edge extranet that allows clients secure access to their legal documents, a service according to the magazine, which is offered by Canada's leading national firms.
According to Canadian Lawyer, Stewart McKelvey is recognized as having one of the country's leading energy practices and also serves many of the region's largest entrepreneurial families.
Michael Harrington, Q.C., Chair of Stewart McKelvey's Partnership Board says, "One of the Firm's greatest strengths is our growing areas of specialization and our ability to handle larger and more complex matters particularly in corporate and commercial areas. We've also been successful in expanding along with many of our clients which has allowed us to participate as lead counsel in an increasing number of national and international transactions", he said.
"Obviously we are pleased that Canadian Lawyer and our peers throughout Atlantic Canada selected Stewart McKelvey as the region's leading law firm", Mr. Harrington said. "This is a tribute to our staff as well as the many clients throughout the region who continue to display their confidence in us. We are most grateful to them", he said.