Jeff Benson is principally active in the corporate and commercial field and routinely advises on banking and secured financing, securities, mergers and acquisitions, health law, administrative law and related litigation. A LEXPERT® leading practitioner in corporate/commercial law, a LawDay© leading lawyer in banking and finance, acknowledged as a top-tier corporate/commercial lawyer in Atlantic Canada by Chambers and Partners, listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada® and as its regional corporate lawyer of the year for 2010, 2017 and 2019, he is a lead provincial counsel for a statutory federal banking agency and a major national trust and insurance corporation, and is Newfoundland counsel to a wide range of national and international corporations involved in various fields of endeavour, including the health care, manufacturing, transportation, communications and petrochemical industries.
Jeff is a former President of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and has served on many Law Society and Federal/Provincial Government working committees. He is past chair of the Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Jeff is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School, was admitted to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1980 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002.