Garnet is known for his endless supply of energy and optimism, quick smile and dry sense of humour. He is passionate about working with and helping his clients in their entrepreneurial and business pursuits and provides practical advice and creative solutions for their business legal needs.
Garnet’s legal practice is focused on business, economic development and entrepreneurship related matters across a broad range of industries. His aim is to provide a level of client service and responsiveness which exceeds expectations.
Garnet services include advising on the set-up and implementation of business structures and economic development corporations. He also advises on buying and selling businesses, corporate reorganizations, negotiating, preparing and reviewing various types of contracts, shareholder and partnership agreements, commercial real estate purchase, sale and leasing transactions and commercial borrowing.
He also practices in our Aboriginal Law practice group where he focuses on First Nations Economic Development matters where he advises First Nations and Band owned economic development corporations in corporate and commercial matters, commercial real estate, various types of acquisitions, and related matters. In this regard, Garnet’s experience includes assisting Band owned / run organizations with economic development corporation set up, amalgamations, commercial fuel supply agreement negotiation, commercial land development, leasing, purchase and sale of fishing vessels and fishing licenses, commercial financing and secured transactions (both on and off reserve contexts) and Band governance.
Garnet obtained his B.A. from Saint Mary’s University in 1997, a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland in 2002 and his Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2010. He joined Burchells LLP in 2016 after having worked with another local firm in Halifax.
Garnet is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association (for which he formerly served as chair of the Nova Scotia branch’s Securities Section). In his spare time, Garnet likes to run (regularly participating in running events as a half marathoner), and ski in the winter. He also enjoys learning about new technology, playing the violin/fiddle, and spending time with his family.