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BIO

Kevin is the former Managing Partner of Cox & Palmer, Halifax (2012-2018) and served as Transition Co-ordinator for the Windsor / West Hants municipal consolidation project (2018-2020).  He is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice in Labour & Employment Law, Administrative and Public Law, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) in 2004.

As a senior business leader, Kevin has direct experience in strategic planning, financial systems and reporting, management information systems, organization studies, operational reviews, project evaluations, executive searches, mergers, acquisitions, business plans and as a trusted advisor to clients. His experience is broad, serving a wide range of business and industry, governments, not-for-profit organizations, universities and associations.

Experience

  • Special advisor to Cape Breton Regional Municipality to establish a Commission to manage the region’s water and wastewater service delivery (2022-2023);
  • Special advisor to New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government with regard to implementation of New Brunswick’s local government reform legislation (2022-2023);
  • Project Manager for purpose-built multi-disciplinary team selected by the Municipality of the County of Cumberland to address a host of governance and
    organizational design issues resulting from dissolutions of the Towns of Parrsboro and Springhill within Cumberland County (2022);
  • Lead negotiator for the three Cumberland municipalities (Amherst, Oxford, Cumberland County) on sale of the region’s solid waste management system to GFL (2021-2022);
  • Interim solicitor for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis to resolve a variety of challenges and claims related to activities of the former administration (2020-2021); and
  • Transition Coordinator appointed by the Province of Nova Scotia for the Windsor / West Hants municipal consolidation project (2018-2020).
BACKGROUND

King's Counsel

  • 2004

Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (1985)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University

Education

  • Mount Allison University (BA, 1979)
  • Carleton University (MA, 1981)
  • Dalhousie University (LLB, 1984)
  • Harvard Business School (“Leading Professional Services Firms 2013”)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Current Board Chair, National Youth Orchestra of Canada
  • Former Member, Halifax Chamber of Commerce- Municipal Government Affairs Committee

Activities Within Firm

  • Managing Partner, Halifax office (2013 – 2018)
  • Chair, Municipal Development Group

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Governor, Pine Hill Divinity Hall and Atlantic School of Theology
  • Organizing Committee Member, Gallivan CF Golf Tournament
  • Former Governor, NSCAD University
  • Former Director, Greater Halifax Partnership

Lectures & Presentations

  • Canadian Bar Association Subsection NS Utility and Review Board Planning Appeals – Practice and Procedure (May 2019)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages

  • English
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