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Garnet Brooks & the Entrepreneur Law Blog

Halifax Business Lawyer

The “Entrepreneur’s Lawyer”:   Before becoming a business lawyer, Garnet turned his hobbies and interests into business ventures.  As a business lawyer, Garnet draws upon his experiences in business when providing strategic legal advice and solutions to his clients.

This website/blog is for anyone interested in entrepreneurship. The articles will address basic legal FAQ’s as well as delve into interesting entrepreneurship discussions and introduce other ideas and resources to benefit entrepreneurs.

Note:  Garnet is a lawyer practicing business law at Burchells LLP, a law firm located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  This website / blog is published by Garnet Brooks personally. The views and opinions expressed herein are not legal advice.  Garnet does NOT provide legal advice on this website.  If you wish to retain Garnet Brooks for legal advice or representation you may contact him with this contact form.

Garnet’s Bio:

Garnet, as a member of the Transactions practice group at Burchells LLP advises entrepreneurs and businesses in corporate & commercial law matters, including business structures, transactions, banking & finance, securities regulation (share offerings), and technology & internet business matters.  Additionally, Garnet has an interest in aboriginal entrepreneurship and First Nations economic development legal issues.

Garnet graduated from Dalhousie Law School (the Schulich School of Law).  He also has a master’s degree in applied linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland,  and a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Mary’s University.

Garnet was born and raised in Nova Scotia, and is of Aboriginal (Mi’kmaq) and French Canadian ancestry.  He also spent more than 7 years living in Asia (South Korea) as an English instructor, mostly at Inha University in Incheon City.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Garnet was an entrepreneur in the second language education industry, as well as in internet marketing / media and e-commerce.  Garnet also provided consulting services to small businesses with regards to setting up and managing the various aspects of the online portions of their businesses, including website design, search engine optimization, internet marketing.

Garnet retains a passion for entrepreneurship, as well as the integration of internet and technology with entrepreneurship.  Garnet is always ready and excited to leap into a discussion involving entrepreneurship, marketing or internet entrepreneurship. In his spare time, and depending on the season, Garnet likes to run, golf, play hockey and ski. He also enjoys website design, blogging (, studying Korean, spending time with his family and has recently began learning the violin (fiddle).

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Certified Nova Scotia Real Estate Lawyer
  • Current Chair of the Securities Section of the CBA Nova Scotia Branch
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Risk Management Association
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network (Past member of the Board of Directors / Past Board President, 2012 – 2014)


  • B.A., Saint Mary’s University, 1997
  • M. App. Lin., University of Southern Queensland, 2002
  • LL.B., Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2010

If you would like to contact Garnet, please use the form on the contact page, or  email:

Keep in mind that the information contained on this website is NOT Legal Advice.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  Do NOT send unsolicited information via this blog.  Any unsolicited information sent may not gain solicitor-client protection.   If you would like to retain Garnet Brooks for legal advice, please first make contact with him in order for the client intake procedure to be properly initiated,  Click to Contact Garnet

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTE:  The articles, posts and comments on this website are the views and opinions of their respective authors, and are not to be considered in any way, legal advice.

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