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McInnes Cooper Receives Volunteer Appreciation Award
April 16, 2014

McInnes Cooper’s Saint John, New Brunswick office is delighted to have been nominated and selected by the City of Saint John as an Outstanding Corporate Sponsor, in recognition of their work with the Hazen White – St. Francis school. The Volunteer Appreciation Awards highlight people and organizations that improve the quality of life and well-being

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Federal Court Grants Order Protecting Plaintiffs’ Identities in Medical Marijuana Access Program Privacy Breach Class Action
April 11, 2014

On February 20, 2014, McInnes Cooper made a motion before the Federal Court of Canada asking for a court order protecting the identities of “John Doe” and “Suzie Jones”, the pseudonyms of the proposed representative plaintiffs in two of the proposed class actions against Health Canada for breaching the privacy of members of its Medical

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In Memoriam: Eric LeDrew
March 28, 2014

It is with heavy, but full, hearts that McInnes Cooper advises of the loss of our friend and colleague Eric LeDrew on March 28, 2014.     Eric joined McInnes Cooper & Robertson as a Halifax associate in 1986, becoming a partner in 1994. In May 1997, Eric, Bernie Miller and Debbie Brennan ventured off to

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Brian Flemming in the Globe and Mail
March 10, 2014

Brian Flemming, Counsel in our Halifax office, is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. In this article, he discusses the need for infrastructure banks in Canada: if the federal government will not lead a serious debate about infrastructure, then the private pools of capital should take the lead.   Read the article here. 

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Disabled RCMP veterans reach proposed settlement with the Canadian Government in disability benefit class action
March  7, 2014

HALIFAX, NS March 7, 2014 – Earlier today, Canadian law firms McInnes Cooper and Branch MacMaster announced a proposed class action settlement with the Government of Canada over the reduction of disabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) veterans’ long term disability benefits.    The proposed settlement of White and Buote v. Her Majesty the Queen,

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Megan Seto Launches FACL Atlantic
February 24, 2014

Congratulations to Articled Clerk, Megan Seto, founding officer of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (“FACL”), on the official launch and appointment as Executive Director of the Atlantic Chapter.      Established in 2007, FACL is an organization that raises awareness and promotes equity, justice, and opportunity for other Asian Canadian legal professionals and the community

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Suzan Fraser Appointed to the Advisory Committee to the TSX Listing Committee
February 24, 2014

Congratulations to Partner Suzan Fraser on her recent appointment to the Advisory Committee of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Listing Committee. Her role will be to provide advice on all policy, operational and strategic issues in relation to the public venture capital market and the Exchange.   Suzan has extensive experience in advising both private

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Federal Government Will Table Budget 2014-2015 on February 11, 2014
February 10, 2014

The Federal Government will table the 2014-2015 Budget on February 11, 2014. Our Tax Team will be in lock-up analyzing the budget’s key business highlights and what they mean to you. Watch here for our analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget to be published on Budget Night.

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Peter Driscoll Wins Benchmark Canada’s Atlantic Litigator of the Year
February  7, 2014

McInnes Cooper congratulates Peter Driscoll on winning the Benchmark Canada Atlantic Litigator of the Year award. Lawyers from across the country were recognized for important litigation matters, in particular their work involving cases which set important precedents or whose verticts involve notably high dollar amounts.   Peter is a Partner in the Halifax office of McInnes

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James Mosher Appointed as a Partner
February  4, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James Mosher as a Partner with McInnes Cooper. James’ practice focuses on corporate and business, municipal, property, and wills and estates. James represents several municipalities and a Regional Service Commission, and provides a range of corporate and commercial structuring, transactional, financing and succession planning services to our

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Daren Baxter, QC, TEP, Nominated for Second Vice-President of NS Barristers’ Society
January 27, 2014

McInnes Cooper Halifax Partner and Board Member Daren Baxter, QC, TEP, has been nominated for Second Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society for the 2014/2015 Council year.    In a unanimous selection, the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Society noted Daren’s extensive experience with governance, including governance of the Society.  Daren served three

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Jeff Aucoin Appointed as a Partner
January 24, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Aucoin as a Partner with McInnes Cooper.With a business background, including a Master’s in Business Administration, Jeff provides clientswith sound legal advice and litigation representation in the areas of business dispute resolution,commercial leasing, construction and insurance from our Halifax office.   Congratulations Jeff!   Click here

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Jessica Lyle on CBC Maritime Noon – The Tough Job of Being an Executor
January 21, 2014

Jessica Lyle, Associate in our Halifax office, is a guest on CBC Maritime Noon on January 20, 2014. She discussed tips on the responsibilities an executor of a will might face and took calls from listeners. CBC Maritime Noon is a one-hour radio program devoted to developing stories in the region.   Jessica practices in

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Scott Wilson Appointed as a Partner
January 17, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Wilson as a Partner with McInnes Cooper. With a background in engineering, Scott’s practice focuses in the areas of real estate law and corporate and commercial law. Scott routinely acts for financial institutions, secured lenders, mortgage investment companies, property developers, mining companies and small businesses in

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Former McInnes Cooper CEO and Managing Partner Bernie Miller Appointed NS Deputy Minister of Planning and Priorities
January 13, 2014

HALIFAX, NS January 13, 2014 – McInnes Cooper Partner Bernie Miller, who stepped down as the firm’s CEO and managing partner on December 1, 2013, has been appointed deputy minister of Planning and Priorities for the Government of Nova Scotia.     “Practising law and helping clients succeed is a passion upon which I have

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