: Labrador - Our team

Introducing our Labrador Practice Group, a team of lawyers who are here to assist at every step. This team brings a combination of skills, the ability to represent you in both English and French, and hands-on experience designed to help our clients face and overcome the legal challenges of doing business in this unique part of our country.


Colm St. Roch Seviour
Partner, St. John’s, NL

Colm is a senior natural resources lawyer based in our St. John’s office. His Labrador-specific mining, aboriginal rights  and environmental law experience is extensive. His mining law experience ranges from diamonds through base metals to rare earths and uranium. He has also had a wide exposure to the iron ore projects and plays in the Labrador Trough. Colm’s Labrador-specific practice has included advising both junior and senior mineral exploration and mining undertakings in areas governed by the NL Mineral Act, the Mining Act, the Environmental Protection Act and the Fisheries Act. He has also provided counsel on mining royalties, Labrador aboriginal title and rights, and impact and benefit agreements.


Harold Smith, QC
Partner, St. John’s, NL

Harold’s focus is on representing employers by learning the structure and philosophy of their business. He applies this knowledge, tempered by 30 years of experience, when providing advice both in response to daily situations and on strategic approaches for the future.


Bruce Grant

Partner, St. John’s, NL

The largest issues Bruce’s clients face are not legal issues, but business issues on which legal issues impinge. Bruce’s role is to understand how the legal options can assist, not detract, from the business options in order to solve issues in a way his clients can appreciate. With a winning combination of independent thought and knowledge of his clients’ individual industries, Bruce is highly regarded in this role.


Dennis Ryan
Partner, St. John’s, NL

In dealing with property issues for individuals and private corporations, Dennis is a trusted advisor who puts the best interests of his clients above all. As fees are often a concern for people, Dennis always works towards providing practical, cost-effective solutions for his clients.

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Neil Jacobs
Regional Managing Partner - NL, St. John’s, NL

With years of valuable experience under his belt, Neil is able to deliver his clients’ desired results in a quick and cost-effective manner. In negotiating deals, he makes it a priority to keep his clients informed and the matter on track and to apply the tenacity required to close the transaction.


Maureen Ryan
Partner, St. John’s, NL

Maureen assists our clients to reach the deal that’s best for them by helping them to identify and balance the interests and risks at stake. Through frank and honest discussion, Maureen works with clients to maximize rewards and mitigate risks. The result is a strategy best-suited for our clients’ success.


Susan Norman
Partner, St. John’s, NL

When clients call Susan, they get her. And they appreciate that they can call at any time, whether the issue is big or small. She helps clients avoid pitfalls, provides a second set of eyes on public relations statements, and helps clients maintain a good public face even in times of controversy.


Kim Walsh
Partner, St. John’s, NL

Distance is a challenge facing Kim’s clients. With many of her marine insurance clients located far away from the casualty, they need to feel confident their interests are being well represented. Kim responds quickly to the client and ensures they are kept fully aware of the situation unfolding and that their interests are being looked after.


Greg Moores
Partner, St. John’s, NL

When resolving a dispute, having someone on your side that is persistent and diligent is an important asset. With experience in working through all phases of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, negotiation and mediation, Greg ensures his clients’ legal challenges are addressed in a timely manner so they can focus on running their businesses.


Tauna Staniland
Partner, St. John’s, NL

Tauna is a corporate-commercial and natural resources lawyer acting for mining companies, professional services firms, owner managed businesses and public companies. Tauna works with her clients on a range of matters, including preparing agreements for various business transactions; reviewing and providing opinions on mineral rights and tenure; preparing joint venture and option agreements; advising on limited partnerships for registration on the Innu business registry; acting for corporations in reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; and acting for clients who are going public (including traditional IPOs, CPC qualifying transactions and RTOs of listed entities). In 2012, she obtained a Certificate in Mining Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.


Gabriel Brodeur
Associate, St. John’s, NL

Gabriel believes in a meticulous approach to each problem he is faced with while keeping in mind the needs of each client and resources available. As a member of the Quebec bar and one of our firm’s bilingual team members, Gabriel has some unique skills and experience which add significant value in this region. Never losing sight of the big picture and with his keen attention to detail, Gabriel always delivers the same high quality of work whether to clients or colleagues.

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