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Barbara E. Smith, K.C.

Partner

65 Grafton St.
Charlottetown, P.E.
C1A 1K8

+1.902.629.4514

+1.902.626.7481

+1.902.566.5283

bsmith@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Prince Edward Island, 1992

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Barbara carries on a solicitor’s practice and works primarily in the areas of corporate law, including corporate structures, re-organizations and share and asset purchase and sales; commercial and residential purchases, sales and financings; and estate planning and administration.  She has assisted many family run and small to medium size enterprises with succession planning, including the transition of ownership for family-run businesses.

Her clients include:

  • Small and medium sized owner-operated businesses.
  • Professional service firms, including dentists, doctors, accountants and architects.
  • Individuals, in the areas of residential real estate and estate planning and administration.

Barbara is also a registered trademark agent.

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie University, LLB, 1991
University of Prince Edward Island, BA, 1987

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Holland College Foundation, 2022-present

Past-President, Board of Directors, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce (“GCACC”), 2022 – present
Member and Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, 2015 – present
Past-chair, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2009 – 2011
Chair, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2007 – 2009
Member, Board of Directors, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 2004 – 2011
Queens Jubilee Award, 2002
Member, Advocacy Committee, Canadian Cancer Society – PEI Division, 1992 – 2002

Accolades

King’s Counsel, 2008
Best Lawyers 2014 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlottetown
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2011 – 2023
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2023
Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2020 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2014 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Banking, 2016 – 2018
Lexpert rating: Estate and Personal Tax, 2016 – 2018
Lexpert rating: Property Development, 2013 – 2017, 2021 – 2022

 
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