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Sarah Byrne

Associate

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3

+1.709.570.8845

+1.709.722.4565

sbyrne@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020

Legal Assistant(s): Courtney Au

Sarah’s practice focuses on businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes. Her clients know that she is prepared and honest, and that she takes time to understand their point of view before addressing how it intersects with the law. With practical experience working in businesses of all sizes, Sarah has a grounded understanding of the concerns and pressures that her clients face and an appreciation for what they deal with on a daily basis.

Sarah has:

  • Assisted companies with mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations;
  • Incorporated, amalgamated, discontinued, imported, and exported corporations;
  • Drafted and amended corporate by-laws for corporations and non-profits;
  • Assisted with trademark applications;
  • Prepared materials for clients, administrative boards and tribunals, arbitrators, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal;
  • Prepared employment contracts;
  • Responded to grievances and human rights complaints; and
  • Acted for purchasers and vendors in both residential and commercial real property transactions.

Education & Career

Education

Institute for the Future of Law Practice Certification, 2021
Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2019
Dalhousie University Business Law Certificate, 2019
Dalhousie University, Entrepreneurship Skills Program, 2018
Queen’s University, International Business Law Certificate, 2017
Memorial University, B.Comm. (Honours), 2016

Activities

Volunteer, Children’s Wish Foundation
Recording Secretary, East Coast Trail Association
Member, Canadian Bar Association

Accolades

Hunt Award, 2019 (highest overall average mark in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Bar Admission Course)
Alistair Fraser Award in Commercial Law (highest standing in Commercial Law subjects)
Henry B Rhude Prize (highest standing in Secured Transactions)
Arthur F. Miller Entrance Scholarship
Schulich Scholarship, 2017 – 2018 & 2018 – 2019
Fry Family Foundation Junior Leadership Scholarship
Memorial University Endowment Scholarship
Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship
CIBC Bursary in Business Administration
Ron Joyce Foundation Scholarship Renewable Scholarship
Arthur and Sonya May Scholarship

Presentations

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador – COVID-19 and Municipal Operations

April 20, 2020

 
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