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Barbara E. Smith, K.C.


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




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


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


Member, Law Society of Prince Edward Island
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 – 2023
President, GCACC, 2021 – 2022
Member of Executive, GCACC, 2019 – 2023
Member and Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island, 2015 – 2023
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
Member, Advocacy Committee, Canadian Cancer Society – PEI Division, 1992 – 2002; 2015 – 2020.


Distinguished Community Service Award, Law Society of Prince Edward Island, 2023
King’s Counsel, 2008
Queens Jubilee Award, 2002
Best Lawyers 2014 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlottetown
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2011 – 2024
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2023 – 2024
Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2020 – 2024
Best Lawyers: Intellectual Property, 2024
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2014 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Banking, 2016 – 2018
Lexpert rating: Estate and Personal Tax, 2016 – 2018
Lexpert rating: Property Development, 2013 – 2017, 2021 – 2022, 2024

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