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Landry McGillivray was founded in 1976 by Peter Landry and Maurice McGillivray. Today, our law firm includes 11 lawyers, as well as 17 legal assistants and support staff.


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A Dedication to Service

After nearly 40 years of service, we still provide some of the most comprehensive legal services in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Among our clients we enjoy a reputation for innovation and in creating a lawyer-client synergy that is unparalleled.


A Reputation for Quality

The law firm of Landry McGillivray comprises a unique blend of partners and associates, each bringing their unique skills and experiences to assist in a broad range of legal areas. Although we are a law firm that strives for results, every employee of our firm is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of the ethical code.


Peter M. Landry, B.Comm., LL.B. — Associate

Peter M. Landry

Our most senior lawyer, Peter was called to the Bar in 1974 and founded Landry McGillivray in 1976 with Maurice McGillivray. Peter’s preferred practice areas are personal injury, general litigation, wills, estates, and trusts, as well as residential real estate transactions.


Peter is a published author and maintains a personal website that focuses on his interests including history, economics, and legal philosophy.


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation


Professional Memberships


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1974)


Education

  • Saint Mary’s University (B.Comm., 1971)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1974)


Contact

Email: pml@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

  • Maddison Riles (Legal Assistant)
  • Patricia McElmon (Real Estate Assistant)



Maurice G. McGillivray, Q.C. — Partner

Maurice G. McGillivray

A founding member of the firm, Maurice was called to the Bar in 1975. Maurice has a broad general practice, while also specializing in residential and commercial real estate law. His other preferred areas of practice are corporate and commercial law, wills and estates.


Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts


Professional Memberships


Community Involvement

St. Joseph’s Early Childhood Centre — Former Member & Chair


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1975)


Education

  • Saint Mary’s University (B.Comm., 1972)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1975)

Contact

Email: mgm@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

Marylin McMullen (Legal & Real Estate Assistant)



Donald L. Shewfelt, B.A., B.B.A., LL.B. — Partner

Donald L. Shewfelt

A lifelong resident of Dartmouth, Don articled with another Dartmouth firm before joining Landry McGillivray upon his call to the Bar in 1988. Don has been a partner at Landry McGillivray since 1995.


Don’s specialty is personal injury and insurance litigation. He also has extensive experience in commercial and general litigation. Don rounds out his practice with residential real estate transactions and wills and estates work.


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Real Estate


Professional Memberships


Community Involvement

  • Minor Hockey (Volunteer Coach)
  • Minor Soccer (Volunteer Coach)
  • Minor Lacrosse (Volunteer Coach)


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1988)


Education

  • Mount Saint Vincent University (B.A., 1982, B.B.A., 1984)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1987)


Contact

Email: dls@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

  • Beth Harris (Legal Assistant)
  • Patricia McElmon (Real Estate Assistant)


Stephen D. Ling, B.Sc., M.B.A., LL.B. — Partner

Stephen D. Ling

Stephen has practised law with Landry McGillivray since 1993, starting as an articled clerk, and has been a partner since 1995. A native of Prince Edward Island, Stephen was involved in real estate, international manufacturing, import/export, and retail businesses before commencing his legal studies. He brings a wealth of hands-on business experience to the firm.


Stephen’s busy real estate practice focuses on condominium law, land acquisition, subdivision development, new home construction residential purchases and sales, and real estate financing. Stephen has an equally busy corporate and commercial practice, encompassing a wide variety of complex transactions, including corporate wind-ups, tax reorganizations, amalgamations, franchising, family trusts, and retirement compensation agreements.


Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Real Estate & Development
  • Tax Reorganizations
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts


Professional Memberships


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1994)


Education

  • Acadia University (B.Sc., 1975; M.B.A., 1977)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1993)

Contact

Email: sdl@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Direct Line: 902-465-3488

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

Jillian O’Donnell (Real Estate Assistant)

Direct Line: 902-465-3452

Email: sdl@landrymcgillivray.ca


April Hammond (Real Estate Assistant)

Direct Line: 902-465-3441

Email: ahammond@landrymcgillivray.ca


Allyson Slade (Corporate/Commercial/Tax Reorganization)

Direct Line: 902-465-3127

Email: aslade@landrymcgillivray.ca



Timothy J.C. Hall, B.Sc. (Hon.), M.B.A., LL.B. — Partner

Timothy J.C. Hall

A true Dartmouth native, Tim completed his articles with Landry McGillivray and joined the firm as an associate in 1994 upon his admission to the Bar. Tim became a partner at Landry McGillivray in 2002.


Tim’s preferred areas of practice are personal injury, insurance and civil litigation, real estate, corporate, commercial, and administrative law. He has extensive administrative law experience, having represented clients before numerous administrative tribunals, including Canada Pension Plan (CPP) review tribunals, Pension Appeals Board, Workers’ Compensation Board, Employment Insurance (EI) appeals, and university disciplinary panels.


Tim is bilingual in French and English, having received a diploma from Université de Laval and also having attended immersion programs at Université Ste. Anne, Université de Québec à Trois-Rivière, and Collège de Jonquière.


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Employment


Professional Memberships


Community Involvement

  • Auburn Drive High School Soccer Team (Head Coach)
  • Dalhousie University Varsity Soccer (Former Player — 4 Years)


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1994)


Education

  • Dalhousie University (B.Sc. (Hon.) Psychology, 1988; M.B.A., 1993; LL.B., 1993)
  • French Certificate Laval University, Quebec City


Contact

Email: tjch@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

  • Denise Elderkin (Legal Assistant)
  • Jodie Burns (Legal Assistant)
  • Patricia McElmon (Real Estate Assistant)



Cameron R. Anderson, B.A., LL.B. — Associate

Cameron R. Anderson

Cameron articled with Landry McGillivray before being called to the Bar in 1987 and joining Landry McGillivray as an associate.


Having started his legal career with a very general practice, in recent years, Cameron’s practice has concentrated mainly on personal injury and insurance litigation, as well as residential real estate, including real estate development. As a former chair of the Residential Tenancies Board, Cameron also has extensive experience in landlord and tenant matters.


When not working, Cameron enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid surfer and golfer.


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts


Professional Memberships


Community Involvement:

  • Residential Tenancies Board (Former Chair)
  • Martinique Beach Preservation Society (Former Chair)
  • Nova Scotia Wave-Ski Association (Past President)


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1987)


Education

Dalhousie University (B.A., 1983; LL.B., 1986)


Contact

Email: cra@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

  • Valerie Savary (Legal Assistant)
  • Shelley Cole (Real Estate Assistant)


Patrick J. Eagan, M.S., LL.B. — Associate

Patrick J. Eagan

Patrick joined Landry McGillivray in June 2004, having practised in the Halifax Regional Municipality since 2002. A New Brunswick native, Patrick began his legal career in British Columbia, where he was called to the Bar in 1997 and practised law until 2001.


Patrick’s practice focuses on litigation, particularly in family, criminal, and civil matters, including debtor-creditor law, commercial litigation, and personal injury.


Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law


Professional Memberships


Community Involvement

  • Halifax Refugee Clinic (Conducts Pro Bono Refugee Hearings)
  • Provincial & Federal New Democratic Party (Volunteer Campaign Worker)
  • Coverdale Women’s Advocacy Centre (Past Volunteer)


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2001)
  • British Columbia (1997)


Education

  • University of Rhode Island (M.S. in Natural Resources, 1992)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1996)


Contact

Email: pjeagan@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

Valerie Savary (Legal Assistant)



D. Mark Gardiner, B.A., B. Soc. Sci., LL.B — Associate

D. Mark Gardiner

D. Mark Gardiner joined the firm as an associate lawyer in 2010. Mark enrolled in the Foundation Year Program at the University of King's College in 1987 and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1991. His interest in the criminal justice system led him to Ottawa, where he worked as a probation officer and a counsellor for federal inmates on day parole.


During his two years in Ottawa, he also obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, graduating Magna Cum Laude. His fondness for the Maritimes led him back to Halifax in 1994, where he was accepted into the Dalhousie Law School. Since obtaining his Law Degree in 1997, Mark has focused primarily on providing strong advocacy in criminal and civil litigation, but he also has broad experience in family, real estate and personal injury law.


Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury


Professional Memberships

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (1997)


Education

  • University of King's College (B.A. in Sociology)
  • University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1997)


Contact

Email: mgardiner@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants

  • Jennifer Storey (Legal Assistant)
  • Patricia McElmon (Real Estate Assistant)



Graham McGillivray B.Sc., M.B.A, LL.B. — Associate

Graham MacGillivray

Graham has practiced law with Landry McGillivray since 2013, starting as an articled clerk. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Graham obtained his law degree and Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie, and previously obtained his Bachelor of Science from King’s College. He now splits his time between Halifax and Edmonton, and is a member of the bars of both Nova Scotia and Alberta.


Graham’s practice is focused in the areas of corporate and commercial law and wills, estates, and trusts.


In the area of corporate and commercial law, Graham helps clients at all stages of their businesses, whether starting a business, growing, or selling a business. Graham brings commercial common sense to his practice, helping clients seize opportunities and minimize risks.


In the area of wills, estates, and trusts, Graham helps clients develop estate plans that are tailored to their diverse needs. Graham believes that the value of a good estate plan isn’t just in the “final product” – having their will, power of attorney, and other documents done – but in the process taken to get there. By working with clients to consider their current and future lifestyle needs, family situations, retirement plans, and business and tax situations, Graham helps clients develop a complete estate plan that provides real peace of mind. Graham also helps executors and beneficiaries with estate administration matters, and advises clients on trusts outside the estate context.


When he’s not helping clients, Graham tries to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer in beautiful Nova Scotia and stunning Alberta, and waits with bated breath for the next series of Doctor Who.


Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Wills, Estates & Trusts


Professional Memberships


Bar Admission

  • Alberta (2015)
  • Nova Scotia (2014)


Education

  • Dalhousie University (LL.B & M.B.A., 2013)
  • University of King’s College (B.Sc., 2007)


Contact

Email: gmpm@landrymcgillivray.ca

Phone: 780-266-3516

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistant

Ian Corse Scott


Craig Arsenault BRSS, M.A., J.D. — Associate

Craig Arsenault

Craig joined Landry McGillivray in June 2015 as an Associate and will build a general practice, focusing on Corporate, Real-Estate and Civil Litigation.


Originally from Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, Craig obtained his law degree from the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law in 2014. During his time there, he was a three-time recipient of the Schulich Scholarship, he was the Director of the Corporate Law Clinic and the President of the Sport and Entertainment Law Society. Prior to attending law school, Craig received his Master of Arts in Sport Management from Brock University, and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Brunswick, majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Business.


Outside of the office, he is a long-time Floor Hockey and Softball Coach with Special Olympics Nova Scotia, and also coaches the Eastern Shore High School Boys hockey team. Craig is an avid golfer and enjoys spending as much of his free time as possible on the Eastern Shore.


Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills, Estates & Trust


Professional Memberships:


Community Involvement


Bar Admission:

  • Nova Scotia (2015)


Education:

  • Dalhousie University (J.D., 2014)
  • Brock University (M.A. Sport Management, 2012)
  • University of New Brunswick (BRSS, 2008)


Contact:

Email: carsenault@lmlawyers.ca

Phone: 902-463-8800

Fax: 902-463-0590


Legal Assistants:

  • Jennifer Storey (Legal Assistant)
  • Patricia McElmon (Real Estate Assistant)
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