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Cox & Palmer promotes five new partners

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 4:09 PM | By John Chunn

Cox & Palmer announced five new partners: Simon-Pierre Godbout (Moncton), James Green (Halifax), Jonathan Hooper (Halifax), Adam King (Fredericton) and Andrea Pierce (Halifax).

According to the East Coast firm’s press release, Godbout practises in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring and has experience advising creditors and debtors in bankruptcy, receivership and Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings. In addition, he maintains a commercial litigation practice and acts on behalf of individuals, corporations, financial institutions and private lenders in complex commercial disputes, contractual claims, real estate and property disputes and collection and enforcement proceedings.

Green specializes in employment and labour law, offering strategic advice to businesses on all matters of workplace issues. He represents both unionized and non-unionized employers, and has successfully advocated for his clients before various courts, grievance arbitrators, human rights and employment standards tribunals.

Hooper specializes in estate law, advising individuals and business owners to prepare estate plans, as well as advising executors and beneficiaries in complex probate and estate administration matters. He also represents commercial, construction and insurance litigation clients at all levels of court.

King’s practice consists of corporate and commercial law (including incorporations of both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, corporate reorganizations, buying/selling businesses and assets, shareholder agreements, commercial debt financings, and private equity financings), wills and estates (including both estate planning and estate administration), and property law.

Pierce practises health law and family law. She also advises on commercial law matters. In 2016, she completed a judicial clerkship with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court providing her with a deeper knowledge of the internal processes of our judiciary.

“Becoming a partner is a significant milestone in a lawyer’s career. Each have demonstrated commitment and hard work to clients, colleagues and the firm. I am proud to have them in our partnership,” George Cooper, chief executive officer, said in the press release.