Advisor, WelchGroup Consulting


Robert is a lawyer with 26 years of practical “hands on” experience. He has founded a successful start-up and has advised countless clients on matters such as business purchase and sale, strategic alliances and risk management.

Robert (”Robaire”) Nadeau was called to the Ontario Bar in April 1985 and to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2007. He is currently a Partner in the legal firm of Kerr & Nadeau, with offices in Ottawa and Halifax.

Kerr & Nadeau is an IP-centric business law boutique with expertise in patents, trademarks and copyright; Information Technology; Corporate-Commercial law and Public Sector Procurement. In addition to his practice, Mr. Nadeau has been offering virtual “in-house counsel” services to Small-Medium Enterprises, start-ups and Global 500 companies for the last 7 years

  • Over 26 years of practical experience in business law
  • An ITAC lead negotiator representing the IT Sector during NAFTA negotiations
  • Senior “in-house” counsel at Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Canada for 12 years
  • Founding Partner, Vice-President, & General Counsel at Strategic Relationships Solutions Inc, a local managment consulting start-up
  • Directors & Officers liability;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Purchase and sale of businesses;
  • Technology transfers & software licensing;
  • Wrongful dismissal & employment law;
  • Public sector procurement & government contracting;
  • Business contracts, distribution agreements, etc.;
  • Commercial negotiations;
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures;
  • Risk management; and
  • Commercial mediation, arbitration & litigation

Ottawa: 613.236.9191  |  Toronto: 647.288.9200
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