On November 23, 2018, Carl A. Holm, Q.C. was recognized by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society for practicing for 50 years.
Over his long and distinguished career, Carl has been a leading member of the provincial bar in a number of practice areas. His work in recent years has focused on insolvency issues as well as corporate and commercial matters. Carl’s efforts on behalf of his clients has resulted in significant developments in Canadian insolvency laws, most notably by his advocacy in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saulnier v. Royal Bank of Canada. Carl was included in the 2007 Lexpert/American Lawyers Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, was named by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Nova Scotia Lawyer of the Year in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring and the 2019 Nova Scotia Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law. Carl is identified in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada recommended in Banking, Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, and Corporate/Commercial matters.
Carl is a leader in his local community. He has served as a member of NSBS Bar Council, Chair of the Business Law Subsection of the CBA’s Nova Scotia branch, was President of both the Nova Scotia Drama League and Scouts Canada Nova Scotia Provincial Council, Vice President of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and a member of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Board of Governors. Carl was a director and Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia and the Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.