Nancy E. Birt, KC

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BIO

Nancy Birt, K.C. has joined the firm in July 2023. She is a founding partner of Birt & McNeill with Kim McNeill, K.C., and together they managed a successful general practice firm for 30 years.

Nancy practices in the areas of real estate, wills and estate planning, and corporate commercial transactions of all sizes. She has assisted clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions, along with developers of subdivisions and multi-unit residential and commercial building projects.

In her wills and estates practice, Nancy has guided her clients through the estate planning process as well as managing estate affairs such as probate and administration.

Nancy’s corporate commercial practice includes multi-national corporations, medium and small owner-operated business. She has experience working with both private and public lenders, in complex commercial transactions and has extensive experience negotiating business sales and acquisitions.

Experience

  • Over 30 years representing businesses of all sizes
  • Over 30 years experience with Corporate Governance as a director of various Boards
BACKGROUND

King's Counsel

  • 2014

Bar Admission

  • Prince Edward Island, 1989

Law School

  • University of Ottawa

Education

  • University of Prince Edward Island (BBA, 1990)
  • University of Ottawa (JD, 1988)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • CBIA/Lawyers Financial Board of Directors 2019 – present
  • Lawyers Financial Advisory Services Inc., Board of Directors 2021-present
  • CBA Well-Being Committee Member 2021 – present
  • Past President of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island
  • Past President of Canadian Bar Association PEI Branch
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Bar Association National
  • Past Chair of the Policy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association National
  • Past member of the Discipline Committee of the PEI Law Society
  • Numerous other PEI Law Society and Canadian Bar Association Committees

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • CAA Atlantic Board of Directors and Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Institute of Corporate Directors Member
  • Past Chair of Colonel Gray Education Foundation
  • Past Chair of Colonel Gray Band Christmas Craft Fair

Lectures & Presentations

  • Presentations on Gender Issues to PEI Articling Students from 1994 through to 2023
  • Presentations on Wills and Estate Planning to various groups
  • Presentations on starting/operating a small business/law firm
  • Host of CBA Well Being Hour: A Four Day Work Week? How Alternative Business Models For Firms Can Positively Affect Well-Being while Remaining Profitable

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of Prince Edward Island
  • Canadian Bar Association

Languages

  • English