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Richard Hirsch


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1986

Legal Assistant(s): Lori Emery

Richard’s clients come to him looking for assistance with transactions, negotiations, intellectual property and information technology matters. Working with small and large corporate and institutional clients, some of the ways Richard has helped his clients with these issues are by:

  • The acquisition by Sobeys of the assets of Canada Safeway for approximately $5.8 billion.
  • The sale leaseback transaction between Sobeys and Crombie REIT with respect to 70 properties and proceeds of approximately $990 million.
  • Acting as national intellectual property (IP) counsel for a national grocer and a seafood company.
  • Acting as national information technology (IT) counsel for a national grocer, often with extremely high-value, complex and time-sensitive matters.
  • Acting for a multinational corporation in the incorporation of and various transactions of its many Nova Scotia subsidiaries.
  • Acting for an offshore oil and gas provider in its acquisition of another company.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1985
Williams College, B.A., 1982


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, board of directors, Habitat Nova Scotia


Best Lawyers 2021 Intellectual Property Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2012-2023
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2012-2023
Best Lawyers: Information Technology Law, 2009-2023
Best Lawyers: Intellectual Property Law, 2009-2023
Lexpert rating: Banking & Financial Institutions,  2019 – 2021
Lexpert rating: Intellectual Property, 2015 – 2016, 2019 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Computer & IT Law, 2012 – 2016
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

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