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Patterson Law Recognized by Chambers Canada 2020


Patterson Law is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in Chambers Canada 2020 as a leading Atlantic Canada law firm for both its Corporate Commercial practice and Commercial Litigation practice. According to Chambers:

Patterson Law is a “highly regarded Nova Scotia firm offering extensive experience in banking and finance, M&A, securities, corporate governance and insolvency. Further areas of expertise include commercial and residential real estate development, taxation matters for both corporations and individuals, and trusts and succession planning.” The publication notes that the firm “also provides businesses with support in commercial litigation matters, and garners recognition for its well-established agricultural law practice.”

Commentators say that Patterson Law “dominates the Truro legal market" and is "uniquely known" for its agricultural expertise. It is also a “respected name in Halifax for legal services with a solid advocacy group at the trial and appellate levels. Able to handle a range of files, from civil litigation and class proceedings to professional negligence, property disputes, insurance defence and arbitration.”

Individual Rankings:

George L. White, QC, TEP – Corporate and Commercial: Band Two
George White elicits recognition for his agriculture practice and is described as "the dean of agriculture in Truro." He focuses primarily on supporting agrifood, forestry, industrial and manufacturing clients during M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and shareholder agreements.

Kate D. Harris, QC, TEP – Corporate and Commercial: Band One
Industry observers describe Kate Harris as a "leading name" with a "strong reputation for tax planning work." She has developed a wealth of experience advising owner-manager clients on trusts and estate planning, business structuring and tax minimization.

Dennis J. James, QC – Litigation: General Commercial – Band One
Dennis James “stands out in the market for his litigation expertise, with a strong track record handling all manner of disputes, from commercial litigation to property, professional liability, administrative and Aboriginal disputes.”


About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world. When ranking lawyers, it factors in technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.  See full listing HERE


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