Stanhope, Peter D.

  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“I want my clients to consider me a trusted advisor who understands their business needs and expectations.  I will provide practical and cost-effective legal advice to help you achieve your goals in pursuit of overall success and growth of your business.”

Peter is a member of the Business Law team and practices primarily in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Development, Business, Franchise, and Environmental Law. He comes to BOYNECLARKE LLP after thirteen years as senior in-house counsel with Canada’s largest grocery retailer where he was responsible for all areas of commercial real estate, including commercial development, land acquisitions/ dispositions, and an emphasis on commercial leasing and negotiations. Peter also regularly provided advice on environmental matters involving management of impacted sites, required remediation and regulatory Orders.

In addition to commercial real estate, Peter has significant experience in commercial law including the purchase and sale of businesses, drafting complex agreements, drafting professional contracts and providing advice in Franchise Law.



  • 2012: Leadership Development, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2000: Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • 2017: Counsel, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Darmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2004 – 2017: Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Loblaw Companies Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2002 – 2004: Associate, McInnes Cooper, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2001 – 2002: Transfer Candidate, Glaholt LLP, Toronto, Ontario


  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers Society
  • Member – Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Member – Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • Member – International Council of Shopping Centers
  • 2015 – Present: Board Member and Vice President Administration, Halifax Minor Baseball Association
  • 2012 – Present: Coach, Halifax Hawks Hockey
  • 2012 – Present: Coach, Halifax Minor Baseball
  • 2011 – 2013: Board Member, Regional Residential Services Society
  • 2009 – 2016: Chair and Committee Member, President's Choice Children's Charity (Bluenose Marathon Campaign)
  • 1998 – 2000: President and House Manager, Domus Legis Society