Christine Pound


“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
- Winston Churchill


When clients phone Christine with an issue, they know that she will make it her issue – allowing them to get on with running their businesses while she attacks the challenge. Clients appreciate her for her “get it done” attitude.


Christine works with her clients on a wide range of business clients to assist them with a variety of issues, from matters involving merger and acquisition transactions, to financings and shareholder agreements. She is focused on finding the most efficient and effective way to purchase or sell a business; protect her clients' interests in large, multi-year contracts; and create a sound, strategic plan to structure business operations and solve day-to-day commercial issues.

Areas of practice

  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Services
  • Corporate Tax


Nova Scotia, 2004


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2003
Acadia University, B.Sc., 2000


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2017 - present
  • Firm Practice Group Leader, Tax Estates & Trusts, Stewart McKelvey, 2014 - 2016
  • Member, Young IFA (International Fiscal Association) Network Committee, 2014 – 2016
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2004-present
  • Member, Young Practitioners Steering Committee, Canadian Tax Foundation , 2008-2010
  • Member, Acadia University F.C. Manning School of Business Advisory Board, 2014-2017
  • Member, Board of Governors, Acadia University, 2018 - present
  • Member, International Women's Forum, Atlantic Canada Chapter
  • Director, Laing House, 2009–present
  • Chair, board of directors, Laing House, 2016 - 2018
  • Director, Associated Alumni Acadia University, 2003-2009
  • Completed Levels I & II, CICA In-depth Tax Course (The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants), 2007




Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Corporate / Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance Law, 2019
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2019
  • Best Lawyers: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019
  • Nominated Acritas Star™ Lawyer, 2017 & 2018
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Lawyers to Watch, 2013
  • Lexpert Rising Star, ‘Leading Lawyers under 40’ in Canada, 2012


  • Presenter, "Drafting Indemnity and Limitation of Liability Clauses", Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2018 webinar, 2018
  • Presenter, "Structuring Hybrid Transactions", Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference, 2017
  • Presenter, "Shareholder Agreements: How to Draft Effective and Enforceable Provisions", Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2017 webinar, 2017
  • Presenter, "Negotiating the Deal: Preliminary Agreements", Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2016 webinar, 2016
  • Presenter, "Tax Considerations for M & A Transactions - Due Diligence", Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference, 2015 
  • Presenter, “Sale of a Business – Devil in the Details: Buying or Selling a Business in a Tax Efficient Way”, Canadian Bar Association, Tax Law, Tips and Traps for Non-Tax Practitioners, 2012
  • Presenter, Workshop “Basic Corporate Reorganizations - s. 85 and others”, Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference, 2010
  • Presenter, "Amalgamations after June 2008", Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia, Corporate Commercial Law Conference, 2009
  • Presenter, "Unlimited Liability Companies", Osgoode Professional Development, The Short Course on Partnerships - Limited Partnerships and Unlimited Liability Companies, 2007 & 2008
  • Presenter, "Amalgamations & Wind-Ups: Tax Planning Considerations Relating to Corporate and Partnership Amalgamations & Wind-ups", Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference, 2006
  • Presenter, "Estates and Trusts Update: Alter Ego, Self-Benefit and Joint Partner Trusts", Atlantic Provinces Tax Seminar, 2005

Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.420.3391
F 902.420.1417

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