Wayne has practiced with the firm since his call to the Bar in 1987, and has been a Partner since 1993. He attended Mount Allison University and earned his Law degree at Dalhousie Law School.
Business law matters, including the formation of new enterprises, purchase and sale of businesses, corporate reorganization and financing are the core of Wayne's practice. Business owners also rely on his expertise in estate planning and tax matters to properly structure their business holdings and personal affairs. As well, he regularly deals with a full range of real estate matters, including commercial and residential transactions, builders' liens and subdivision development, and acts for both owners and institutional lenders in connection with commercial financings.
Wayne maintains up-to-date knowledge of his practice areas through active participation in various legal associations dedicated to continuing education and furthering the Bar's interests regarding legislative and other legal developments. He assists in the Bar's formal training of articling clerks through the Bar Admission Course and has acted as a Land Registration Auditor for the Nova Scotia Bar Society and Service Nova Scotia to review the Opinions and Abstracts of Title filed by lawyers to assess their compliance with the requirements of the Land Registration Act. Wayne also edits the Nova Scotia chapter of the International Business Series publication "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America."
Golf, hockey and tennis are his prime recreational outlets. Wayne lives in Halifax with his wife Karen and their three sons.