“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” - Thomas Edison
Garnet is known for his customer service focus, quick response time, as well as an endless supply of energy and positive attitude. He is always ready to share his quick smile and dry sense of humour.
His passion is entrepreneurship and working with and helping clients in their entrepreneurial pursuits. Garnet’s depth of experience allows him to deliver common sense, practicality, and when needed, creativity to get the deal done. His clients also appreciate his adoption of technology to be more efficient as a lawyer.
Garnet’s main areas of practice includes business legal services (incorporations, business purchase/sale, contract preparation and review), a variety of entrepreneurship related matters, corporate transactions/reorganizations, as well as commercial and residential real estate.
Garnet’s clients are from across Atlantic Canada and include individuals, business owners, small and mid-sized companies as well as First Nation Economic Development corporations.
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 settings) 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 is also certified as a Real Estate Lawyer, and has completed the Osgoode Certificate in Securities Regulation.
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 Law Section).
In his spare time (when not driving his children to their various activities), Garnet likes to stay active. In the summer, he’s most likely to be found on a baseball field. He coaches in the Hammonds Plains Minor Baseball Association, as well as Team Nova Scotia’s Girls Baseball team. He passes the winter by skiing and playing hockey, as well as playing the guitar and violin/fiddle.