Robert G. MacKeigan, QC

Counsel

Rough seas, safe passage.

An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with an emphasis on banking, insolvency law and financial restructuring, Robbie balances a busy practice with a healthy dose of volunteer work. Currently serving as Chair of the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, he is a past president of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, past chair of the Canadian Bar Association (NS) and a Fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Robbie has appeared in the courts of Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec on insolvency and restructuring cases.

Areas of practice:

  • Banking
  • Business Transactions
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Financial Services & Lending
  • Property and Real Estate Development

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Nova Scotia, 1970

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

EDUCATION

University of London, LL.M., 1970 (mark of distinction)
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1969
Dalhousie University, B.A., 1966

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

1986

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Fellow, Insolvency Institute of Canada, 2008

ACTIVITIES

  • Chair, Law Foundation of Nova Scotia
  • Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada (Board of Directors, 2004-2010)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (past president, Nova Scotia Branch)
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (co-chair, Annual Meeting, 2000)
  • Past chair, Canadian Law Information Council
  • Director, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2001-2004
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, INSOL International
  • Member and past president, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2002-2009
  • Member, Real Estate Task Force, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2004-2007

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Corporate / Commercial
Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Corporate Mid-Market

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)

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

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 (Insolvency & Restructuring)
  • Best Lawyers 2016 Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • Best Lawyers' 2011 Halifax Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Derivatives Law, 2006, 2008-2018
  • Best Lawyers: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring, 2006, 2008-2018
  • 2003-2012, Member, Lexpert/American Lawyer Media's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Recipient, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Distinguished Service Award, 2011

Publications

Robbie has served on the editorial advisory board of the Annual Review of Insolvency Law since 2003 and is a member of the editorial board of the Commercial Insolvency Reporter.

Presentations

Robbie has organized programs, written, lectured and participated on panels for various organizations including the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia CLE and the Law Society of New Brunswick as well as Dalhousie, Saint Mary's and Queen's Universities.


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

P 902.444.1771
F 902.420.1417

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Shana Marshall

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