Larry has practised law with EMM Law and its predecessor firms for more than 40 years and has been a partner for 35 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts (1969) and his law degree (1972) from the University of Saskatchewan, he made his way to Port Hawkesbury. He proceeded to build a practice in real property; corporate/commercial; and municipal law and he attributes his success to recognizing the importance of problem solving in these areas of the law. He knows the importance of being focused on solutions rather than merely identifying problems.
Larry has served in a number of capacities with various professional and business organizations. He was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1984 and served as President in 1986-87. He currently serves as Chair of the Discipline Hearing Committee. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Nova Scotia Business Inc. from 2003 until 2010.
Larry has served as President of the Strait Area Minor Hockey Association and as a Zone Director for the Nova Scotia Golf Association. He continues to be an active member of the Strait Area Community Curling Club.
His community service activities extend beyond sports organizations. Attuned to the needs of those less fortunate, Larry is a founding Director and Chair of the Board of the Port Hawkesbury Food Bank Society and he is also currently serving as a member of the Board of the IWK Health Centre.
Larry was awarded an appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 1987 and was presented with the Jack Hartery Lifetime Achievement Award for Business by the Strait Area Chamber of commerce in 2008.
Larry and his wife, Lucille, are the proud parents of 4 adult children and now have 6 grandchildren. He wholeheartedly agrees with his clients that Cape Breton is an incredible place. Given all that he has been able to accomplish and contribute to the community, it is not surprising that he says quite simply, “I’m glad I stayed”.
Areas of practice: Real Estate, Corporate / Commercial, Wills and Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Municipal Law
The philosophy of the firm is that it's a privilege to be practicing law, and there's an element of giving back to the community that goes along with the privilege of being a lawyer. We wanted to hire and find lawyers who had interests outside the practice of law, that would generate some benefits back to the community. And I think that, to a great extent, we've been pretty successful in finding those people.L.K. (Larry) Evans, Q.C.