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Eighty-one lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021; 27 of which are also “Lawyer of the Year”

Eighty-one lawyers from Stewart McKelvey have been listed in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, as leaders in more than 40 practice areas. Twenty-seven of these individuals have also been recognized as a Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”, which is given to those in each practice and metropolitan area with the highest overall peer feedback.

As the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and allows leading lawyers to share their opinion about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.

Rob Aske Art Barry, QC Daniela Bassan, QC
Clarence Bennett Cynthia Benson, QC Ian Bilek
Rémy Boudreau Lydia Bugden, QC Andrew Burke
Mark Bursey, TEP Spencer Campbell, QC Level Chan
Maurice Chiasson, QC Janet Clark, CPHR Jonathan Coady, QC
Sheree Conlon, QC Geoffrey Connolly, QC, P.Eng. Paul Coxworthy
Jim Cruickshank Rick Dunlop James Dickson, QC, P.Eng.
Luc Elsliger Paul Festeryga, QC  Andrew Fraser, QC
Robert Grant QC Elizabeth Haldane Paul Harquail, ACIArb
Richard Hirsch Neil Jacobs, QC Sadira Jan
Brian Johnston, QC Colleen Keyes Paul Kiley
Cathy Lahey, QC Thomas Laughlin, QC Neal L.D. Leard
James LeMesurier, QC Fraser MacFadyen Geoffrey Machum, QC, ICD.D
Robert MacKeigan, QC Timothy Matthews, QC Allison McCarthy
Carman McCormick, QC Kenneth McCullogh, QC Frederick McElman, CM, QC
Peter McLellan, QC Gerald McMackin, QC Greg Moores
Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb Sacha Morisset Perlene Morrison
James Murphy Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR Richard Niedermayer, TEP
Susan Norman Stephen Penney Colin Piercey
Christine Pound, ICD.D Charles Reagh André Richard, QC
Rory Rogers, QC Nancy Rubin, QC Maureen Ryan, QC
Mick Ryan, QC Rebecca Saturley Colm St. Roch Seviour, QC
Barbara Smith, QC Harold Smith, QC Paul Smith
Lawrence Stordy, QC Gavin Stuttard Ian Sutherland
Brian Tabor, QC Mark Tector Chantal Thibodeau, QC
James Travers, QC Ian Wallace Kim Walsh
Shelley Wood Robert Vincent, QC Rodney Zdebiak


Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Rob Aske, Halifax – Technology Law
Maurice Chiasson, QC, Halifax – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Jonathan Coady, QC, Charlottetown – Administrative and Public Law
Paul Festeryga, QC, Halifax – Tax Law
Robert Grant, QC, Halifax – Energy Regulatory Law
Richard Hirsch, Halifax – Intellectual Property Law
Neil Jacobs, QC, St. John’s – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Brian Johnston, QC, Halifax – Labour and Employment Law
Cathy Lahey, QC, Saint John – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Robert MacKeigan, QC, Halifax – Banking and Finance Law
Timothy Matthews, QC, Halifax – Trusts and Estates
Carman McCormick, QC, Halifax – Health Care Law
Kenneth McCullogh, QC, Saint John – Construction Law
Will Moreira, QC, FCIArb, Halifax – Maritime Law
Perlene Morrison, Charlottetown – Real Estate Law
James Murphy, Saint John – Corporate Law
Murray Murphy, QC, CPHR, Charlottetown – Labour and Employment Law
Stephen Penney, St. John’s – Administrative and Public Law
Christine Pound, Halifax – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Charles Reagh, Halifax – Corporate Law
Maureen Ryan, QC, St. John’s – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Colm St. Roch Seviour, QC, St. John’s – Energy Regulatory Law
Paul Smith, Saint John – Banking and Finance Law
Lawrence Stordy, QC, Halifax – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Gavin Stuttard, Halifax – Securities Law
Chantal Thibodeau, QC, Moncton – Personal Injury Litigation
James Travers, QC, Charlottetown – Banking and Finance Law



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