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Happy New Year
February  8, 2016

Happy New Year, Gung Hay Fat Choy and Gong Xi Fa Cai, from everyone at McInnes Cooper.

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John Hennessey represents Abegweit Band in Canada’s Federal Court
February  4, 2016

McInnes Cooper lawyer John Hennessey, along with Don MacKenzie, executive director of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, will represent the Abegweit First Nation Band Council as they take to court to shed light on voting practices among the native community.    The Abegweit First Nation Band Council has applied to Canada’s Federal Court for a decision on

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Denise LeBlanc appointed to Provincial Court Judge
February  1, 2016

Moncton partner Denise LeBlanc has been appointed as judge to the New Brunswick Provincial Court, effective immediately January of 2016.   Denise has been a part of McInnes Cooper since 2004, with the last two years as McInnes Cooper’s Moncton Lead Partner. Denise obtained her law degree from the Université de Moncton and was called to the bar in 1986. Denise practiced

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Welcome to our new Partners.
January 28, 2016

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Angus, Shivani Chopra, Adel Gönczi, Jennifer Gray, Leanne Murray, Dan Watt, and Chris Wilson as new Partners with our firm.   Based in Halifax, Jamie Angus has a practice focused on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border business structuring, and trusts and estates planning. Dan Watt’s practice focuses

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Cheryl Hodder, QC., announced as National Academic Director for the ICD
January 21, 2016

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce that Cheryl Hodder, QC., has been named as a National Academic Director, Crown Director Effectiveness, for The Institute of Corporate Directors, (ICD). The ICD has added four new roles of National Academic Director to ensure that courses remain current, relevant, and are delivered from the director’s perspective. The ICD strives to lead and demonstrate

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Tara Erskine newly appointed to Queen’s Counsel
January 21, 2016

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Tara Erskine as Queen’s Counsel. The QC designation is awarded annually by the Lieutenant Governor on the recommendation of Minister of Justice to a select group of lawyers, and represents the ultimate recognition of ability, reputation and commitment to the legal profession.   Tara is located in our

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We’re moving, but not far.
January 19, 2016

As of January 25, we will be moving our Charlottetown Office to our new location at 141 Kent Street. Same great service but in a newly renovated building.    141 Kent Street, Suite 300 Charlottetown, PE C1A 1N3 Tel: 902.368.8473

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Veterans Legal Assistance Foundation established to provide Canadian veterans better access to justice
January 15, 2016

HALIFAX, NS January 15, 2016 – Peter Stoffer announced this morning at the House of Commons a new charitable organization that supports access to justice for Canadian veterans.   Funding for the initiative was announced in 2013 in conjunction with the Manuge SISIP Clawback class action settlement, but was made official in Ottawa today with

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New Partnership between NB Multicultural Council and McInnes Cooper aids immigrants and refugees
January 11, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     January 11th, 2015                 IMPROVING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN NB   MONCTON – Immigrants and refugees coming to New Brunswick can face many hurdles on their journey to integrate and establish themselves, including barriers to justice.  For those with limited financial means, legal support

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Athletigen Technologies receives new investment
January 11, 2016

Congratulations are due to Athletigen Technologies for their new investment through Exponential Partners, an Orange County VC fund focused on consumer health and human performance technologies. Athletigen is gaining attention and growing rapidly in the field of genomics. The new resource will help them continue on their path.   Athletigen is a Halifax start-up and

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John Kulik, Q.C., invited to Fellowship of Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
December 21, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce that John Kulik, Q.C., has been invited unanimously by the Board of Governors to the Fellowship of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.  The College was founded to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and

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Cyberbullying Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Nova Scotia Supreme Court
December 11, 2015

HALIFAX, Dec. 11, 2015 – The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has declared the province’s cyberbullying law to be unconstitutional. In a decision released on December 10, 2015, Justice Glen McDougall found that the Cyber-safety Act violates a Charter-guaranteed freedom of expression and “life, liberty and security of the person” rights, in a manner that

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Proudly supporting WE Day Atlantic 2015 @ McInnes Cooper
November 26, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to once again be the Community Engagement Partner of WE Day Atlantic 2015 taking place in Halifax, NS on November 27, 2015.   As a firm that’s deeply invested in Collective Social Responsibility, we believe in and support youth empowerment as a tool to achieve social change.  With opportunities and inspiration, our youth

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Nova Voce Features Megan Seto
November 26, 2015

Halifax lawyer, Megan Seto  is featured in the new issue of Canadian Bar Association Magazine, Nova Voce, that puts a spotlight on maintaining mental health in the law profession.   Megan is an Associate in our Halifax Office, with a focus on Tax and Cross-Border services, but her practice spans in many other areas including Government and Institutions, Manufacturing, Processing

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Restorative Justice: From “Let’s get tough” to “Let’s get it right.”
November 25, 2015

Restorative justice offers a different understanding of what justice can mean in Nova Scotia. McInnes Cooper’s, Danny Graham, QC., speaks out about what that means in The Society Record, Vol. 33 No. 2: Focus on restorative justice.   Danny Graham, QC, has been recognized by the Nova Scotia Government in 1998 for leading the development

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