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About Susan

Susan is a corporate and tax lawyer, and her practice focuses on simple to complex corporate transactions, tax-efficient corporate reorganizations, tax business planning strategies, and a wide range of tax and estates and trusts related matters.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Susan worked in the banking and financial services industry for over ten years. She brings a practical, comprehensive and diverse business perspective to her practice and her clients and enjoys finding solutions to complex problems. She is a regular contributor to Taxnet Pro™ Tax Hyperion Expert Insight from McInnes Cooper, and is currently pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountants’ (“CPA”) In-Depth Tax Course.

Susan represents Nova Scotia on the National Board of Directors for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). She also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Smythe Street Cathedral Inc.’s Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), the Law Society of New Brunswick, and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Susan has moderated a number of panel discussions including panel discussions at the 2019 CABL Conference and the 2019 CBA Women’s Professional Leadership Conference.

Pre-pandemic, when Susan is not in the office, you would find her at a paint party honing her newly acquired painting skills, on a flight to an exciting new (sometimes-old) destination, or finishing a 5K race. Since the pandemic, she has discovered her interest in jigsaw puzzles and music, and now spends her waking non-working hours either completing travel-related jigsaw puzzles or actively working on her musical talents by learning to play the guitar.

Education

  • Candidate: In-Depth Tax Course, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (2022)
  • Articles of Clerkship, New Brunswick Court of Appeal (2018)
  • J.D., University of New Brunswick (2017)
  • LL.B., University of the West Indies (2015)
  • M.B.A., University of New Orleans (2011)
  • B.Sc. (Professional Management), Nova Southeastern University (2008)

Bar Admissions

  • New Brunswick (2018)
  • Nova Scotia (2019)

Languages

  • English