“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” - Thomas Edison
Garnet is a member of our business transactions team and a true entrepreneur’s lawyer. He is known for his customer service focus, quick response time, and an endless supply of energy. He is always ready to share his positive attitude and dry sense of humour.
His passion for entrepreneurship shines bright and he enjoys helping clients pursue their business goals. His clients also appreciate his adoption of technology to maximize efficiency where possible.
Main Practice Areas Include:
- Entrepreneur Services
- Incorporations (Provincial and Federal)
- Extra-Provincial Corporation Registration in Nova Scotia / Recognized Agent Services
- Windup / Dissolution of Business
- Purchase / Sale of Business / Shares / Assets
- Family Trusts
- Commercial Financing
- Real Estate
- Aboriginal Law – First Nations Economic Development
Garnet’s clients are from across Atlantic Canada and include individuals, business owners, small and mid-sized companies as well as First Nation Economic Development corporations.
He also practices in our Aboriginal Law practice group where he focuses on First Nations Economic Development matters where he advises First Nations and Band owned economic development corporations in corporate and commercial matters, commercial real estate, various types of acquisitions, and related matters. In this regard, Garnet’s experience includes assisting Band owned / run organizations with economic development corporation set up, amalgamations, commercial fuel supply agreement negotiation, commercial land development, leasing, purchase and sale of fishing vessels and fishing licenses, commercial financing and secured transactions (both on and off reserve).
Garnet obtained his B.A. from Saint Mary’s University, a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland and his Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He is also certified as a Real Estate Lawyer, and has completed the Osgoode Certificate in Securities Regulation.
Garnet is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association (for which he formerly served as chair of the Nova Scotia branch’s Securities Law Section).
In his spare time Garnet likes to stay active. In the summer, he’s most likely to be found on a baseball field. He coaches in the Hammonds Plains Minor Baseball Association, as well as Team Nova Scotia’s Girls Baseball team. He passes the winter by skiing and playing hockey, as well as playing the guitar and violin/fiddle.