R. Bruce Smith

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R. Bruce Smith


Bruce attended elementary and secondary school in Sarnia, Ontario before attending the University of Western Ontario where he obtained an Honours BA in history in 1982 and an LLB in 1985, and was called to the Bar in 1987.


Bruce is experienced in corporate purchases (both asset and share) and corporate financing and leasing. This experience extends to the incorporation, amalgamation and general restructuring of corporations, including estate freezes and other such similar reorganizations.

He has also had real estate experience in both the residential and commercial areas including acting for both lenders and borrowers and has been involved in significant credit facility major refinancing and loan transactions in this regard.

Bruce has experience in various aspects of estate planning for clients including wills, powers of attorney and various family trust agreements.

In addition, he has municipal experience in the areas of subdivision agreements, development agreements, easements and other related development documentation including acting for both municipalities and developers. He has been involved as corporate solicitor for The Corporation of the Town of Pelham since 1987.

Professional Associations

  • Member - Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member - Lincoln County Law Association
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Board Member and Past President – Big Brothers of South Niagara Inc. (1991 – present)
  • Past Board Member – Tanguay Place (for the physically challenged)

Contact Bruce Smith

Lancaster, Brooks & Welch Logo Contact

St. Catharines Office
PO Box 790,
Ste 800 – 80 King St.

Welland Office 
PO Box 67,
Ste 202 – 3 Cross St.