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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 225 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” 2022

Readers’ Choice Awards

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

– 2021 Canadian Law Awards

Announcements

Lydia Bugden, QC, named Top 50 CEO, inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine Hall of Fame

Atlantic Business Magazine named CEO and Managing Partner, Lydia Bugden, QC, as a five-time winner of a Top 50 CEO award, and one of the newest members of their Hall of Fame at last night’s Gala Awards. The awards recognize business leaders throughout Atlantic Canada who demonstrate a commitment to their organization, industry and community.…
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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory lists 79 Firm lawyers as top legal talent

The 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has listed 79 Stewart McKelvey lawyers as leading practitioners. Lexpert determines this national listing through an annual peer survey across a variety of practice areas, including banking and finance, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estates and planning, intellectual property and insurance. Rob Aske Art Barry, QC Daniela Bassan,…
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Thought Leadership

The winds of change – Newfoundland and Labrador Government signaling major shift in energy policy

John Samms and Matthew Craig In uncertain economic times like these, “open for business” is a welcome phrase by leading Ministers in Newfoundland and Labrador. For years, Newfoundland and Labrador’s wind generation policy was, for better or worse, easy to explain: we have a bountiful wind resource, but now is not the time to use…

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Accountability and Oversight: Nova Scotia’s new Powers of Attorney Act

Richard Niedermayer, QC, TEP, Sarah Almon, TEP, and Madeleine Coats Long-awaited amendments to the Province’s currently short-and-sweet Powers of Attorney Act1 received Royal Assent on Friday, April 22, 2022.  While not yet proclaimed into effect, the amended Powers of Attorney Act (the “New Act”) is poised to clarify and codify many of the common law rules…

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