Garnet is known for an endless supply of energy and optimism, a quick smile and dry sense of humour. He is passionate about working with and helping entrepreneurs and offers them advice and creative solutions for their business legal needs.
Garnet’s legal practice focuses on entrepreneurs and businesses of various sizes and across a broad range of industries and he is driven to provide a level of service and responsiveness that business owners expect and deserve.
Garnet advises businesses and entrepreneurs on various Corporate & Commercial matters, including the set-up and implementation of business structures, share/asset purchase and sale transactions, corporate reorganizations, negotiation and preparation of contracts, shareholder and partnership agreements, offering memoranda (securities regulation), and commercial real estate transactions.
Garnet also has advised clients in setting up business structures involving international components, and complying with Atlantic Canadian securities regulations for private placement offerings involving real estate in the US and Caribbean.
As an LRA-certified property lawyer, Garnet represents clients in both Commercial as well as Residential Real Estate purchase and sale transactions.
He is also a member of our Aboriginal Law practice group, where he assists Aboriginal Bands and Organizations with economic development, real estate, and other corporate and commercial transactional and business 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 also provides legal services to clients involved in financial transactions, including review and completion of contracts and related documentation in secured commercial financing transactions, and registration of security.
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.
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), golf, and ski in the winter. He also enjoys learning about new technology, learning to play the fiddle, and spending time with his family.