66 Wentworth Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 6T4

Elsbeth Cassidy

As a senior partner at Sampson McPhee, Elsbeth began her career as a chartered accountant and business valuator; she draws on this experience in her work as a corporate and tax lawyer. In addition to this, she maintains a thriving estate planning practice.

Elsbeth remains active in the business community through her work, but she also volunteers on numerous professional society committees, presents courses to colleagues as part of their professional development, publishes articles, and presents conference papers on tax and corporate law, with a special focus on business valuation and small business. Elsbeth's reputation as a steadfast, principled advocate has earned her the respect of clients and peers alike.


  • Bar Admission: New Brunswick 1980 & Nova Scotia 1996
  • Chartered Business Valuator
  • Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner
  • Chartered Accountant
  • LL.B. University of New Brunswick
  • B.B.A University of New Brunswick

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Cape Breton Barristers’ Society
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia
  • CRA Tax Practitioners Committee
  • Canadian and Nova Scotia Institutes of Chartered Accountants
  • New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Assistant information

Name: Verna MacNeil

Direct line: 902.563.5917

Email: vmacneil@sampsonmcphee.com

Contact information

Direct line: 902.563.5924

Email: ecassidy@sampsonmcphee.com