Daniel F. Gallivan, QC

Danny is a partner in the Halifax office and chair of Cox & Palmer’s regional board.  Before being called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1976, he obtained a law degree at Dalhousie Law School and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997.  Danny’s practice is primarily transactional, concentrating on corporate, commercial, energy, financing, securities, and public law.

Throughout his career he has held leadership roles for a variety of organizations including:

  • Via Rail – Director
  • Bank of Canada – Director
  • BrightPath Early Learning Inc. – Director
  • Nova Scotia Securities Commission – Vice Chair
  • Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments – Director
  • Halifax Industrial Commission – Chair
  • Greater Halifax Partnership – Director
  • Accounting Standards Oversight Council – Member
  • High Liner Foods Incorporated – Director

Queen's Counsel

  • 1997

Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (1976)
  • Prince Edward Island (1996)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • Loyola College, Montreal (BA, 1971)
  • Dalhousie Law School (LLB, 1974)
  • University of Western Ontario (MBA, 1976)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors, Institute-certified Director, ICD.D. (2009)

Activities Within Firm

  • Chief Executive Officer for the regional firm, Cox & Palmer
  • Managing Partner, Halifax office (2004 – 2012)

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


  • English