: Richard Niedermayer Joins Stewart McKelvey

July 17, 2007

Stewart McKelvey is pleased to welcome Richard Niedermayer to the firm’s Halifax office as Partner in the Corporate and Commercial and Tax groups. Richard has practiced since 1995 and focuses on private client work in the estates and trusts, tax and corporate/commercial areas.

“Richard is a talented lawyer who will bring a lot of energy and experience across several areas of law,” says Stewart McKelvey’s Halifax-based Managing Partner John Rogers, Q.C. “He is a great addition to our Halifax office and our firm.”

An experienced practitioner and respected advisor to trust companies, charitable entities, incorporated professionals and owner-managed businesses in the areas of estate and tax planning, trusts, asset protection, charitable/planned giving and corporate and commercial matters, Richard holds a TEP designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

"I am looking forward to continuing to build my practice with Stewart McKelvey which is known for excellence in client service,” says Richard. “This is a great opportunity to be part of a first rate legal team across Atlantic Canada."

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Canadian Tax Foundation. Richard is also the Chair of the Wills, Estates and Trusts section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia branch. A native of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Richard is a past president of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Estate Planning Council.

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada's 15 largest law firms, with over 210 lawyers and 300 staff in six offices across the region. It was recently ranked Atlantic Canada's Number One Law Firm, according to Canadian Lawyer magazine in its second annual ranking of regional law firms. Stewart McKelvey also won the magazine's previous ranking in 2005.

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