Ben Fairbanks

Ben Fairbanks

Legal Assistant: Fran Clothier

People come to Ben for his trusted advice and experience in property, banking and corporate commercial matters. He is considered a teammate when it comes to advancing his clients’ long-term business goals and brings a practical approach to problem solving.

  • Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics, UBC Saunder (School of Business), 2016/2017
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2002
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 2001)
  • B.A., Honours (Dalhousie University, 1996)

Over 16 years of experience providing opinions and documentation to support clients and institutions on a wide variety of legal issues, including contract negotiation, leasing, real estate development, banking and financing, and business structures.

Over 4 years of municipal work advising senior management at the Halifax Regional Municipality on taxation, property, commercial, administrative and governance matters while taking a lead role on report preparation and approvals.

Experience with project management, effecting policy changes at a municipal level, and collaborating with provincial departments and professional regulators resulting in support for land titles clarification in Nova Scotia.

Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association, 2001- Present (Chair, Real Property NS — 2005-2007)
  • Real Estate Lawyers` Association Nova Scotia - 2002-2013
  • Canadian Condominium Institute - 2007 - 2010
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Fundraiser, YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes— 2008-2012
  • Fundraiser, Neptune Theatre Black and White All Over Again - 2008-2012
  • Fundraiser, Movember Cancer Awareness — 2008-2012

  • Title Searching Basics, CBA/NSBS - 2006
Qualifications
  • Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics, UBC Saunder (School of Business), 2016/2017
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2002
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 2001)
  • B.A., Honours (Dalhousie University, 1996)
Experience

Over 16 years of experience providing opinions and documentation to support clients and institutions on a wide variety of legal issues, including contract negotiation, leasing, real estate development, banking and financing, and business structures. 

Over 4 years of municipal work advising senior management at the Halifax Regional Municipality on taxation, property, commercial, administrative and governance matters while taking a lead role on report preparation and approvals. 

Experience with project management, effecting policy changes at a municipal level, and collaborating with provincial departments and professional regulators resulting in support for land titles clarification in Nova Scotia.

Activities and Affiliations

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association, 2001- Present (Chair, Real Property NS — 2005-2007)
  • Real Estate Lawyers` Association Nova Scotia - 2002-2013
  • Canadian Condominium Institute - 2007 - 2010
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Fundraiser, YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes— 2008-2012
  • Fundraiser, Neptune Theatre Black and White All Over Again - 2008-2012
  • Fundraiser, Movember Cancer Awareness — 2008-2012
Publications & Presentations
  • Title Searching Basics, CBA/NSBS - 2006