Gavin is a partner in the Halifax office.  He obtained his law degree Western University.  His practice focuses on business law in the areas of organization and financing, business restructuring, insolvency, and banking.  Active in the local business community, Gavin is a director of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and sits on its HR and Governance Committee.


Gavin has represented individuals, companies, and other organizations from start-up financing to restructuring and sale. He has also advised financial institutions, insolvency professionals and individuals involved in business restructuring, contested and uncontested insolvency proceedings before the trial and appeals courts of Nova Scotia.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2002)

Law School

  • University of Western Ontario


  • Mount Allison University (BA, Honours in Economics, 1998)
  • University of Western Ontario (LLB, 2001)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section National Executive (2014 – )
  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section (2012 – 2014)
  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia, Business Section (2011 – 2012)
  • Risk Management Association (Nova Scotia)
  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Director, Halifax Chamber of Commerce (2016 -)
  • Member, Halifax Chamber of Commerce HR and Governance Committee (2018 -)
  • Member, Halifax Chamber of Commerce Audit & Risk Committee (2016 – 2018)
  • Chair, Halifax Chamber of Commerce Provincial Affairs Committee (2006 – 2010)

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


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