BOYNECLARKE LLP is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has named Christene H. Hirschfeld, Q.C. 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Information Technology Law (Halifax) and named Thomas O. Boyne, Q.C. 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law (Halifax).
Best Lawyers® is a nationally respected peer review guide for the legal profession. Being selected as “Lawyer of the Year” is a reflection of the immense respect that a lawyer’s peers have for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity in a given practice area.
Chair of BOYNECLARKE LLP’s Business Law Team, Christene has been included in Best Lawyers® publication since its inaugural edition in 2006 and is highly regarded in the field of intellectual property law. She is a founding member of Women in Film and Television – Atlantic, an Associate of the Law & Technology Institute, an Affiliate of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Intellectual Property subsection, and a Past Director of the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia. Christene is also a member of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Speakers Bureau and is frequently asked to speak on topics including Privacy; Intellectual Property; Entertainment Law; Commercial Loans; and e-Commerce.
Tom was a Founding Partner of BOYNECLARKE LLP when the firm began in 1972 as Boyne, Crocker & Jones. Commercial Real Estate Development is a significant component of his practice and includes services such as the purchase, sale, and financing of commercial properties, leasing, real property development, contracts, construction financing, land use and zoning matters. Tom has served the firm in numerous capacities including Managing Partner and as a member and chair of various committees. Tom has also been included in Best Lawyers® since 2006.