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Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada’s largest law firm and one of the 20 largest in the country.

We are more than 225 lawyers. We are six offices throughout the four Atlantic provinces. We are full-service. But most importantly, we are leaders in providing the legal knowledge and innovative solutions clients need to move forward confidently.

“Winner of Best Law Firm” 

– Atlantic Business Magazine

“Best of Atlantic Canada” 2022

Readers’ Choice Awards

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

– 2021 Canadian Law Awards


Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory lists 79 Firm lawyers as top legal talent

March 11, 2022 The 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has listed 79 Stewart McKelvey lawyers as leading practitioners. Lexpert determines this national listing through an annual peer survey across a variety of practice areas, including banking and finance, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estates and planning, intellectual property and insurance. Rob Aske Art Barry, QC Daniela Bassan,… Read More →

Iselle Manuel joins Moncton team as newest corporate lawyer

March 4, 2022 We are pleased to welcome Iselle Manuel to our corporate team in Moncton. Originally from Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, she studied education at the Université de Moncton before attending law school. Called to the New Brunswick Bar in 2020, Iselle’s bilingual practice covers a variety of corporate matters, including real property and estates and trusts issues. Read More →

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Accountability and Oversight: Nova Scotia’s new Powers of Attorney Act

By Richard Niedermayer & Sarah M. Almon & Madeleine Coats | May 9, 2022

Richard Niedermayer, QC, TEP, Sarah Almon, TEP, and Madeleine Coats Long-awaited amendments to the Province’s currently short-and-sweet Powers of Attorney Act1 received Royal Assent on Friday, April 22, 2022.  While not yet proclaimed into effect, the amended Powers of Attorney Act (the “New Act”) is poised to clarify and codify many of the common law rules…

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Prince Edward Island’s new Non-Disclosure Agreements Act

By Jacob Zelman & Kate Profit | May 5, 2022

Jacob Zelman and Kate Profit Prince Edward Island’s Non-Disclosure Agreements Act (“Act”) received royal assent on November 17, 2021 and is set to come into force on May 17, 2022. The purpose of the Act is stated as being “to regulate the content and use of non-disclosure agreements”. As the first legislation of its kind…

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