Richard Niedermayer, TEP

Partner

“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

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Nova Scotia, 1995

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

EDUCATION

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

ACTIVITIES

  • 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

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Estate and Personal Tax Planning / Estate Litigation

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

BV Distinguished®

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • 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

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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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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Vicki Greenough

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