L.K. (Larry) Evans, KC retired from EMM Law Inc. in 2018 after practicing law here for 46 years. He was a partner in the firm for 40 Years and his practice was mainly in the fields of real property; corporate/commercial and municipal law. Larry provided legal services to the Town of Port Hawkesbury for 43 years.
He was an active member of the Nova Scotia Barrister Society, having served as President in 1986-87, and was Chair of the Discipline Hearing Committee for the last 10 years before his retirement. Larry served as a member of the Board of Directors for Nova Scotia Business Inc. from 2003 until 2010 and for the IWK Health Centre from 2011 until 2017. He also was a founding Director of Port Hawkesbury Food Bank Society and continued as Chair of the Food Bank Board following his retirement from EMM Law Inc.
Larry was appointed 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.
Having arrived in Port Hawkesbury from Saskatchewan in 1972, he and his wife, Lucille, are the proud parents of 4 adult children and they feel strongly that Port Hawkesbury is a great place to raise a family and build a career. He is proud to have played a part in building the reputation of EMM Law Inc. as one of the best firms in Eastern Nova Scotia and to see the firm continuing to provide quality legal services to the Strait Area.
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, KC