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Colin Piercey


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




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Language(s) spoken: English, French

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2001; Ontario, 1998

Legal Assistant(s): Beverley Gandy

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Working with a diverse group of clients which include financial institutions, construction contractors, developers, engineers, insurers, landlords/tenants, manufacturers and shareholders, some of the ways Colin has helped his clients are by:

  • Representing a mechanical contractor in the arbitration of a delay claim arising from the construction of an electrostatic precipitator.
  • Representing a geophysical contractor in a billing dispute with a subcontractor involving commercial fraud.
  • Representing a municipal contractor in a tendering dispute.
  • Representing an investment dealer in a wrongful dismissal claim.
  • Representing a sprinkler head manufacturer in a product liability claim.
  • Representing shareholders in a variety of shareholders disputes.

Notable decisions Colin has been involved in include:

Education & Career


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1996
Dalhousie University, B.Sc. (honours), 1991


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Chair, Practice Innovation Advisory Committee, Stewart McKelvey, 2017-present
Member, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2016-present
Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, 2020
Former Practice Group Leader, Business Disputes, Stewart McKelvey, 2008-2011
Former Chair, Construction Law Section, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2009-2011
Member, Canada Games Centre Board of Directors, 2011-2018
Former Chair, Canada Games Centre Board of Directors, 2014-2016


Benchmark Canada, Litigator of the Year – Atlantics, 2019
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Construction, General Commercial, Insurance), 2015 – 2022
Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2013 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Construction Law, 2018 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Commercial Insurance, 2014 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Corporate Commercial, 2016, 2018 – 2023

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Co-author, “Primacy of the Right to Arbitrate under a CCDC/CCD Contract: Substance Over Form”, 2018 Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

Co-author, “An Unfinished Dance: The Steps Needed to Complete the Summary Judgment Culture Shift”, Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2015

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