Jeffrey P. Benson  QC - Benson Buffett PLC Inc.

Jeffrey P. Benson QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

A LEXPERT® leading practitioner in corporate/commercial law, a LawDay© leading lawyer in banking and finance, listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada® since 2006 and as its regional corporate lawyer of the year for 2010, Jeff is principally active in the corporate and commercial field and routinely advises on banking and secured financing, securities, mergers and acquisitions, health law, administrative law and related litigation.

Jeff is lead provincial counsel for a statutory federal banking agency and a number of major national trust and insurance corporations, and is Newfoundland counsel to a wide range of national and international corporations involved in various fields of endeavour, including the health care, manufacturing, transportation, mining, communications and petrochemical industries. He has also held directorships in a Newfoundland and Labrador based public company and a number of closely-held corporations involved in a variety of industries.

Jeff is a director in the firm Benson Buffett, named as a Top 10 Law Firm in Atlantic Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine since 2005, and is the former chair of its management committee.

Jeff has long served as secretary and executive committee member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and as chair of its annual fundraising gala committee, and he is the founding chair of the Board of Trustees of the NSO Foundation. He also serves as secretary and legal counsel for the Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jeff is also very active in the professional organizations governing the practice of law. He chaired the Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador from 2007 to 2013 and remains a Governor. He is a former President of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, has chaired the Law Society's Advisory Council, complaints authorization committee, unauthorized practice committee and Law Society Act and rules committee, and has lectured on corporate and commercial law at its annual bar admissions course. He has served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association's gender/equality committee and as the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch National Executive nominee. He has also served the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Judicial Advisory Committee and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Appointments Board.

Jeff has presented papers and lectures to various professional organizations on corporate and commercial law, health law issues, taxation issues, and in particular the implementation of the federal Goods and Services Tax, officers and directors liabilities, board governance best practices and estate planning.

Memorial UniversityBA 1976Dalhousie UniversityJ.D. 1979
Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra FoundationHealth Care Foundation of St. John’s Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Office Location

Atlantic Place, Suite 900
215 Water Street
P.O. Box 1538
St. John's, NL A1C 6C9

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the St. John's Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the St. John's Metro Area
Jeffrey P. Benson QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Jeffrey P. Benson QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

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