: Maureen Ryan & Colm St. Roch Seviour appointed Queen's Counsel

January 19, 2018

St. John's partners Maureen Ryan and Colm St. Roch Seviour join eight other individuals in the province who have received a Queen's Counsel designation, as announced by Justice and Public Safety Minister Andrew Parsons. This recognition is given to those who demonstrate professional integrity and have made significant contributions to the practice of law as well as the community at large.

Maureen has over 25 years of experience in commercial transactions, from contract negotiation, to buying and selling businesses, to financings and restructurings. She provides general commercial advice on the day-to-day problems facing business owners and operators, and has also worked with individuals from industries including oil and gas, engineering and construction, technology and fisheries. A member of the Stewart McKelvey partnership board, Maureen has been involved in many committees both inside and outside the practice of law, including the Law Society of Newfoundland Insurance Committee, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments and the St. Patrick's Mercy Home Foundation.

Since his call to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar in 1983, Colm has assisted prospectors, mining firms, onshore and offshore oil and gas operators, hydroelectric project developers and product manufacturers in the areas of natural resources, environmental, products liability and commercial litigation. He has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by Benchmark Canada and Lexpert, and was named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2018 for Corporate and Commercial Litigation in St. John's. Colm is also involved in his community, sitting on the board of Tennis Newfoundland and Labrador and Lady Cove Women's Choir.

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