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Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada’s largest law firm and one of the 20 largest in the country.

We are more than 250 lawyers. We are six offices throughout the four Atlantic provinces. We are full-service. But most importantly, we are leaders in providing the legal knowledge and innovative solutions clients need to move forward confidently.

“Winner of Best Law Firm” 

– Atlantic Business Magazine

“Best of Atlantic Canada” 2024

Readers’ Choice Awards

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

– 2021 Canadian Law Awards


Stewart McKelvey signs on to Supplier Diversity Pilot Program with the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

Stewart McKelvey is proud to announce we have signed on to the Supplier Diversity Pilot Program, a groundbreaking initiative from the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC). We are…
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Madeleine Coats receives Trust and Estate Practitioner designation

Halifax lawyer Madeleine Coats has become a certified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), following the completion of membership requirements for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”). STEP is…
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Trustees beware! New trust reporting and disclosure requirements under the Income Tax Act are here – are you ready for them?

By Richard Niedermayer, K.C., TEP  & Rackelle Awad New trust disclosure rules originally announced on February 27, 2018, are now in force, and trusts with taxation years ending on or after December 31, 2023 are now subject to a series of new requirements relating to reporting and disclosure. Trusts with a 2023 calendar year-end must…

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Proposed Criminal Interest Rate Regulations: exemptions to the lower criminal interest rate

By David Wedlake and Andrew Paul In late December 2023, the Federal Government issued draft Criminal Interest Rate Regulations under the Criminal Code. These proposed regulations follow the Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1 which provided for, among other legislative changes, amendments to the Criminal Code to reduce the criminal rate of interest from 60%…

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