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About Us

Kerr & Nadeau was founder in May 2007. "Robaire" Nadeau has been practicing business law (advising and representing SMEs, including Global 500 corporations) for 32 years. In addition to having acted as Senior Counsel at Digital Equipment Corporation (Canada) for 12 years, "Robaire" was a founding partner of the management consulting firm SRS in 1999, where he acted as General Counsel, responsible for all legal issues, including public sector procurement, intellectual property, employment and risk management. He returned to private practice in 2004.

Philip Kerr has been practicing IP law for 31 years, including patents, trademarks and copyright. In addition to being an IP lawyer for his entire legal career, Philip is also a licenses patent agent, and has successfully litigated several major IP cases.

Robaire & Philip are licensed to practice law both in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

If you're looking for trusted legal services and peace of mind, without blowing out the budget, give us a call.

How We Got Started

We were both partners in a larger firm and decided we wanted to set up a small "law practice" boutique, catering to legal needs of small, medium and large business clients, including contracts, employment, sale of business, commercial leasing, technology transfers & licensing, and protecting intellectual property through filing and enforcement of patent & trademark applications, copyright, etc.. We wanted to keep the firm small so that our clients would always know who they were dealing with, and could always reach us personally when they needed our support.

Our Ideal Customer

The ideal referral for us is any business that contemplating entering into or undertaking any kind of new venture or project in which substantial investment of time, capital or other resources will be involved, or which might carry significant legal or business risk, including: starting up a new partnership or joint venture; licensing technology; contemplating a new franchise or commercial lease. It includes inventors looking to file one or more patent applications; or businesses looking to protect their brand through trademark registration. And it includes any business owner looking to sell their business.

Our Team
Robert ("Robaire") Nadeau from Robert ("Robaire") Nadeau, Kerr & Nadeau
Robert ("Robaire") Nadeau
Products & Services

Business & Employment Law Services

We are a small, trusted, client-centered business law boutique. We take our clients' businesses seriously. You can always count on us to have your back. Each of the partners (Philip Kerr & Robert Nadeau) has over 30 years of direct, hands-on experience. Our services include reviewing,...
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