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Justin Hewitt


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



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Donna Lewis

Justin carries on a broad commercial law practice. Focusing on open communication, Justin strives to make complicated legal issues understandable for his clients. Justin’s experience includes:

  • Acting as in-house legal counsel to a large oil and gas company on a secondment arrangement.
  • Acting for companies and individuals in buying and selling businesses and business assets.
  • Advising commercial landlords and property owners and drafting leases and related commercial agreements.
  • Acting for purchasers, vendors and lenders in commercial and residential real property transactions.
  • Advising municipalities in respect of real property and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Completing mineral title due diligence and acting as part of a team in advising mining companies, prospectors, and lenders in respect of various mining transactions.
  • Acting as co-counsel to a former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project.
  • Appearing before the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on behalf of municipalities and companies in various commercial disputes.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, JD, 2016
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA, 2012
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Certificate in Public Administration, 2012


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, International Council of Shopping Centres
Member, BOMA-NL
Former Director, Thrive CYN
Member, Occupational Health and Safety Committee
Member, St. John’s Curling Club


Law Foundation of NL Legal Research Award

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