Gerald Green



A graduate of Harvard University, Gerald Green is particularly well-qualified to understand the needs of the business clients of Patterson Law. He knows what it takes for a young entrepreneur or an established business to survive in the ever changing world of commerce. His positive pragmatism is a byproduct of lessons learned in the business world.

Gerald entered the private sector upon graduation from Harvard in 1988, accepting a position with Atlantic Shopping Centres Limited (now Crombie Developments Limited). While there, he spent four years learning the business ropes from one of Atlantic Canada’s most successful businesses – the Sobeys group of companies. In 1992, Gerald entered Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, later graduating from Dalhousie Law School in 1995. Gerald then worked for six years in the Corporate and Commercial Group of the Halifax law firm of Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales, before being lured back to his native Pictou County in 2002.

Consistent with Patterson Law’s commitment to community, Gerald gives back to his in a variety of ways. He is a former board member with the YMCA of Pictou County, a former board member and president of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, a former leader of the Pictou County United Way’s corporate campaign, serves on a Scholarship Committee for Queen’s University and has worked as an alumni interviewer for Harvard College’s Office of Admissions for Nova Scotian applicants.  He is also actively involved with coaching various local minor hockey and baseball teams.

As an advisor to Patterson Law, Gerald ensures the right fit between the business and legal expectations of the client and the lawyer who serves them.

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (Non-Practicing Status)
  • Pictou County Barristers’ Society
  • Former board member and president, Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
  • Former leader, Pictou County United Way’s corporate campaign
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, Queen’s University
  • Alumni interviewer, Harvard College’s Office of Admissions for Nova Scotian applicants
  • Coach, various local minor hockey and baseball teams
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie Law School, 1995)
  • Harvard University, 1988