Christine Pound

Partner

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

PRACTICAL, STRAIGHTFORWARD SOLUTIONS.

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.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

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

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Nova Scotia, 2004

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

EDUCATION

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

ACTIVITIES

  • 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

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

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

EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • 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

Presentations

  • 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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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Nicole Robinson
Deloris MacNeill

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