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Lawrence Stordy, K.C.


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; British Columbia, 1985

Legal Assistant(s): Renee Stuckless

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

With years of mergers and acquisition experience, Larry has worked with companies of all sizes in every sector imaginable, both on the transaction side, but also as general counsel in support of the various day-to-day issues and challenges that face companies and their Boards and shareholders. Some examples of the services he has provided include:

  • Acting as lead counsel for the vendors of a large, independent optical company which carried on business in six provinces, including assistance in the preparation of the offering memorandum, negotiating with and ultimately closing the transaction with a public company.
  • Acting as lead counsel for the buyer of the largest home and office coffee service business in the United States with employees and assets in over 20 States.
  • Assisting a private company in a private/ public partnership that involved acquiring over 40 separate companies, amalgamating them into one entity and negotiating on their behalf with the government to provide contracted services.
  • Acting for the owners of a large family-owned business to transfer ownership from one generation to the next in a tax-efficient manner to maintain the family’s stake in the business and position the company for long-term success.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, MBA, LLB, 1984
University of Prince Edward Island, BA, 1980


Member, Dalhousie Advisory Council, 2014 – present
Member, Advisory Board to Southwest Properties Limited, 2014 – present
Chair and past chair, Canadian University Boards Association, 2017 – 2018
Board member, Canadian University Boards Association, 2014 – 2019
Chair, Board of Governors, Dalhousie University, 2014 – 2019
Honorary Treasurer, Board of Governors, Dalhousie University, 2010 – 2014
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee, Board of Governors, Dalhousie University, 2010 – 2014
Chair, Audit Committee, Stewart McKelvey, 2008 – 2014
Member, Board of Trustees, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Foundation, 2008 – 2014
Member, Executive Committee, Steering Committee, Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee, Board of Governors, Dalhousie University, 2007 – 2019
Secretary, Board of Directors, DS Waters of America Inc., 2007 – 2012
Member, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2006 – 2016
Member, Canadian Bar Association


Chambers and Partners Canada 2022, 2023 Corporate/Commercial – Atlantic Canada, Band 1 lawyer
Best Lawyers 2021 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Chambers and Partners, Corporate/Commercial – Atlantic Canada, Band 1 lawyer
King’s Counsel, 2011
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2013 – 2023
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2006, 2008 – 2023
Best Lawyers: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2013 – 2023
Best Lawyers: Private Funds Law, 2013 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2009 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Corporate Finance & Securities, 2023
Lexpert rating: Mergers and Acquisitions, 2011 – 2023
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®


Past lecturer, Dalhousie Law School, in areas of business law, taxation and corporate finance

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