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Client Testimonials

Comments and Recommendations from my Clients

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We at Lumbermart Ltd., have been more than satisfied with the legal services Garnet Brooks has been providing for our business over the past few years.

We are a locally owned building supply business with two locations and as with any mid-sized business, we must remain very careful with how we spend money, and even more careful in how we protect our interests.  Garnet has provided with with diligent services and great value and has shown us how to be proactive and has helped us to bulletproof many of our processes from a legal perspective. Additionally, he brings a calm and assertive demeanour to situations where that is warranted. We have the results to prove it.  Lumbermart Ltd., recommends Garnet to anyone who requires poignant and intelligent legal advice and services.

Jason O’Hearn,  President & General Manager

Lumbermart Ltd.

Garnet is a hardworking, responsive and creative lawyer. He has excellent people skills, and a friendly demeanour making him a pleasure to work with. As a lawyer, he has an ability to simplify complex issues, leading to more efficiency and effectiveness in his work product. We also appreciated his negotiating skill, as at the end of the day he delivered the result we were hoping for.

Darren Comeau, Manager,Comeau Marine Railway Limited, a Division of Comeau’s Seafoods Inc.

Garnet has been instrumental in helping me establish Primal Kitchen. He has a wealth of knowledge to share and takes the time to truly understand your business goals and objectives. He is wonderful at explaining legal jargon, as well as exploring various case scenarios to most securely set-up your business. He is always readily available to provide advice and clarifications, and is extremely patient and diligent.

Garnet puts your best interests forward, saving you time and money with his direct approach. He works with you not just at a professional level, but on a personal level, providing thorough guidance & reassurance throughout the matter. I have absolutely no hesitation recommending Garnet’s service and I will continue to engage his services for all of my business ventures.

Sue Ann Lambert,  Primal Kitchen

I enjoyed excellent service provided by Garnet when I was in the process of buying my business. Not only did he take care with the legal documents and processes, I also felt a big support from him. He was always available and answered me quick. This gave me a great feeling that he was with me every step of the way as I purchased the business, and he took care for my concerns. He has my confidence and trust and I recommend Garnet to anyone who requires professional and intelligent legal advice and services.

Eduard Pischanker, President

Kara’s Urban Day Spa

As a first-time business owner, Garnet was invaluable in helping me set up and navigate the system to make sure I had everything I needed. He is knowledgeable and attentive, always ready to answer my questions. His experience and frank advice aided my negotiations with everything from purchasing, leasehold and financing, to permits and website legal conflicts.

Garnet is quick to respond to every email I send, thorough and fair in his assessment of each situation, and direct and honest with his advice, which I very much appreciate. Equally valuable was his genuine friendliness, empathy and caring. I will continue to use his services for all my business needs and highly recommend him to any entrepreneur looking for legal advice in a start-up.

Morné Van Antwerp, President / COO, Hospitality in Motion ltd

I first met Garnet in a social setting. It became clear very quickly that Garnet was a hard working, family oriented individual with an entrepreneurial spirit. These things, coupled with his legal and business background and attention to detail, stood out and I decided to use Garnet’s services on my next project for his legal expertise and representation. In this particular deal, we met a road block regarding the bank and its security for the project. Garnet came up with a creative solution that the bank accepted, and we were able to close on time. Garnet was able to tap into his creativity to get the job done when we needed him to.

I have been working with Garnet for a number of years now and have come to know him as someone you would want on your professional team. Garnet has a high level of availability, a high level of professionalism, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and looks at all corporate issues from the top down with a mind to solving problems. I will continue to use Garnet for my legal requirements and from one Entrepreneur to another I would highly recommend him for your team.

David Yould, business owner, investor, franchisee

As a new start up business we were unsure of how to proceed. After our initial consultation, Garnet got us going in the right direction. We found Garnet very easy to deal with, knowledgeable and a very patient lawyer. We consider him to be an important asset to our business. We highly recommend you contact Garnet, you’ll be happy you did!

Cavell Ferguson and Steve Ballis

Vintner’s Cellar Bedford – On Site Wine Making

Garnet and his team successfully helped my company open a Canadian subsidiary. He guided us through the process of choosing a business entity type and tapped into his professional network to introduce us to an accounting firm so that we could talk through the tax implications. Garnet was professional, responsive, and above all delivered excellent work when setting up our new Canadian company. I highly recommend Garnet to any U.S. companies seeking an attorney to assist with an expansion into Canada.

Rob Sheerr, Vice President

Keystone Technology Management
Langhorne PA, USA

We met Garnet as we opened our new business in early July of 2015 as a result of a recommendation from a friend. He has been so patient with us and had helped immensely as we go about learning the ropes of entrepreneurship. He is friendly, clarifies issues in ways that are easy to understand, and so quick to get back to us with emails and phone calls. We will continue to use Garnet’s services for the entirety of our business venture, and encourage others to do so as well.

Melissa, Meghan and Orla (owners)Dime Salon Inc. (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

We have been working with Garnet since 2011 and consider him to be a crucial part of our team and use him for our real estate acquisitions and sales, as well as for any other legal needs that arise.  As an entrepreneur, I need to be able to act quickly if I encounter an opportunity, and I need a lawyer that will always answer my calls and keep my transactions on track and running smoothly. Garnet does this for us!

Michael Currie, Real Estate Investor and Author “Landlord by Design

Garnet Brooks has provided legal services to my businesses over the last few years including a very complex commercial real estate purchase transaction.  He is detailed, organized, meets tight deadlines, able to negotiate well and is committed to exceeding expectations.  He is easy to talk to, approachable and knowledgeable and he understands the needs of entrepreneurs.  Garnet is definitely the person I want to represent me and my businesses.

Dave Campbell, President – DW Bedrock Enterprises Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Garnet is different than what you’d expect from your typical lawyer. … Being a full time entrepreneur you need people around you that understand your daily grind. Garnet sees the big picture.  He took a very complicated international multi-country / multi part transaction and boiled it down into a paper flow that worked extremely well.

Patrick Johnston, President, Caribbean Living Property Management Inc. (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Garnet was very quick to respond to my requests and got things moving almost immediately. He took my concerns to heart and handled everything in an efficient and organized manner leaving me at ease – much appreciated as a new entrepreneur.

Charlotte Jewer, Owner and Operator, Kept Gifts & Housewares Inc., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

We always knew we should have Wills. We knew everyone should. And we have two young children to plan for. But knowing all that, we still kept putting it off. Getting a will sounded like an inconvenient, long and stressful and process, which we never seemed to have time for. So, it always fell to the bottom of our to-do list.

When we contacted Garnet, we were pleasantly surprised at how simple and convenient he made the process for us (and not to mention quick).  He took our info by email and telephone, and within a week we were in his office signing, and we had Wills!

We’ve recommended Garnet to several friends and we continue to do so. It nice to have the peace of mind that a Will can provide, and Garnet made the process quick and painless.

Aaron and Robyn Mclaughlin

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