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Daniel F. Gallivan, QC
Partner
BIO

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
BACKGROUND

Queen's Counsel

  • 1997

Bar Admission

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

Law School

  • Dalhousie University

Education

  • 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

  • Chair, Regional Board of Cox & Palmer (2018 – )
  • Chief Executive Officer for the regional firm, Cox & Palmer (2010 – 2018)
  • Managing Partner, Halifax office (2004 – 2012)

Law Society Memberships

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

Languages

  • English
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