Robert is a Partner and a member of our firm’s executive committee. His practice is focused on Corporate Law, Charity Law, Tax and Estate Planning. In the last 2 years, Robert has been peer-rated and recognized as one of “Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40” (2014) and one of Canada’s “Best Lawyers” in tax law (2016, 2017 & 2018) and trust and estates (2017 & 2018).
Robert has completed Parts I, II and III of the In-Depth Tax Course offered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as Advanced Tax Issues courses concerning Owner-Managed Business and Corporate Reorganizations. In 2014 Robert received his Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP) after successfully completing STEP Canada’s Qualified Practitioner Program, earning an award for top essay marks in the process.
Robert frequently lectures about various topics within his practice areas. In addition to occasional talks at conferences and seminars, Robert teaches corporate law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, having also taught previously at the graduate level in the Faculty of Management.
Robert sits on the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation and the audit committee of the Lawyers’ Insurance Association of Nova Scotia. He maintains active membership in the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Canadian Bar Association. He is a former director of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society – Nova Scotia Chapter and a founding director of the East Coast Environmental Law Association.