Richard Niedermayer, TEP


“If I had more skill using scissors, needles and thread, you might find me working on Savile Row - producing a quality product tailored to my client’s specific needs.”

Seasoned specialist.

As an estate/tax advisor and corporate lawyer, Richard is a specialist in trusts, tax and corporate law. He focuses on determining what a client’s needs are and builds a custom solution for them.  

Representative matters.

Richard helps ensure his clients' affairs are in order. He works primarily with individuals and owner-managed and family businesses on a broad range of estates and trusts, tax and corporate matters. Richard has worked on many challenging projects, including:

  • Administration of complex international estates with assets in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Tax-planned corporate reorganizations involving family trusts, holding companies and similar planning structures.
  • Complex estate plans involving tax-planned wills with multiple trusts, advanced probate planning mechanisms and strategies to address potential future incapacity.
  • Transactional corporate matters and succession planning for owner -managed and family businesses.

recent matters

  • Toronto private equity firm Birch Hill Equity Partners completes purchase of Secunda Marine Services’s supply vessels from Houston company.

Areas of practice

  • Estates & Trusts
  • Owner-Managed Business
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Tax
  • Charities/Not for Profit


Nova Scotia, 1995


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1994
St. Francis Xavier University, B.A. (first class honours), 1991


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Professional Advisor Committee, Dalhousie University Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity, 2012-present
  • Past chair, National Wills, Estates and Trusts Section, CBA, (Board member, 2009-2015)
  • Director, STEP Canada Board of Directors, 2011-2013 and 2016 - present
  • Member, STEP Canada Human Resources and Governance Committee, 2012-2015 and 2017-present
  • Past chair, STEP Atlantic Branch, 2011-2013
  • Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2012-2016
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Past president, Halifax Estate Planning Council, 2006-2007
  • Current volunteer and past president (2003 - 2005), Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
  • Past part-time lecturer, Law of Succession, Schulich Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University, 2009-2010
  • Student Committee, Halifax Office, Stewart McKelvey, 2009-2010
  • Compensation Committee, Stewart McKelvey, 2010-2011




Estate and Personal Tax Planning / Estate Litigation


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  • Best Lawyers 2019 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • STEP Atlantic 2017 Volunteer of the Year award
  • Best Lawyers 2017 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2012-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Trust and Estates, 2011-2019
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016-2017 (Private Client)
  • TEP designation from STEP



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

P 902.420.3339
F 902.420.1417

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