McInnes Cooper

Corporate/Commercial Department

Atlantic Canada
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What the team is known for First-rate team with a strong business law practice, encompassing a range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital deals. Attracts praise for its experience advising national and international companies on lending, financing and restructuring. The firm is noted for its dedicated representation of small business clients facing commercial, real estate, tax and employment issues, as well as its work in the ocean industry, including clients in the oil and gas, marine and fisheries spaces. The firm is the exclusive member firm in Atlantic Canada for Lex Mundi.

Notable practitioners

Saint John-based
Beth McGrath
advises a varied roster of financial institutions, oil and gas clients, public authorities and construction firms on M&A, structured asset and share purchases, commercial financings and securities matters.


Suzan Frazer
"has a really good reputation," say sources. She acts for publicly listed companies on a variety of securities and finance transactions ranging from public offerings and private placements to M&A, equity financings and takeover bids. She is based in Halifax.