Peter is an associate in McInnes Cooper’s Halifax offices whose practice focuses on two primary areas: social impact law and renewable energy law.
In the social impact space, Peter advises charities, non-profit organizations, social enterprises and social purpose businesses on a variety of legal and strategic matters, including:
Peter has worked with clients in Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa ranging from small, grassroots organizations to large, multinational charitable organizations. Peter’s clients span the sectors of arts, education, innovation, environment, public health, social justice, sport, recreation and community development.
In the renewable energy space, Peter advises independent power producers, utilities and financial institutions on a variety of legal and strategic matters, including:
Peter has collaborated with clients across Canada, the United States, North America and Europe. Peter’s clients work across the renewable energy sector, including commercial and utility scale wind, solar, tidal and hydroelectric projects.
Outside his work as a lawyer at McInnes Cooper, Peter is the founder and executive director of the registered charity Solar Schools Canada: an organization that works with schools and education-oriented non-profits to develop, fund and deliver renewable energy projects and related educational programs.
In this role, Peter combines his professional background designing effective, inclusive organizations with his personal passion for supporting community-led climate action.
May 17, 2018
McInnes Cooper congratulates Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi on the publication of Marine Pollution Control: Legal & Managerial Frameworks. A…
Feb 16, 2018
Canada's Ocean Supercluster was announced on February 15, 2018 to be one of the five successful bidders for the Innovation superclusters…
Feb 13, 2018
The much-anticipated Nova Scotia marine renewable energy regime finally has the force of law. First introduced over two years ago, the Nova…
Oct 6, 2017
On October 5, 2017, the N.S. government took another step toward creating a globally competitive marine renewable energy industry and associated…
Aug 17, 2017
As originally announced in April, future Associate Peter L'Esperance received the William Tetley Award by the Canadian Maritime Law…