Eric Bennett acts as Counsel to our firm, primarily in our Business Law group.

He holds three degrees, including a B.A. from Trent University, an M.B.A from the University of Toronto and finally, an LL.B. from Queen’s University. Prior to his career in law, Eric was in commercial lending with one of Canada’s major banks.

Eric joined the firm in 1988 and has been advising both profit and not-for-profit corporations and organizations on business structure and governance ever since. Eric has been with Cunningham Swan for quite some time and was once the firm’s Managing Partner. He continues to actively support the Kingston community as a Director and Trustee of the Anna & Edward Churchill Foundation.

Eric was once Director for the Board of Hotel Dieu Hospital, the President of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario.

Specifically, he provides advice on the following:

  • The purchase and sale of businesses
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Commercial financing and security
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Drafting commercial agreements including commercial leases
  • Succession planning for family and small business companies
  • Applications for registered charity status
  • Estate planning
  • Wills, powers of attorney and family trusts

When he is not working, Eric likes to start his day with a long walk, followed by an afternoon of tending to his gardens and then a cool dip in the pool.

Supporting Staff

Laura Herman

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Law Clerk...
Stephanie Racine

Stephanie Racine

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Law Clerk...

Stephanie Bucholtz

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Legal Assistant...
Dawn Hagerman

Dawn Hagerman

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Eric Bennett




Practice Areas


  • B.A.
    Trent University
    Class of 1980
  • M.B.A.
    University of Toronto
    Class of 1982
  • LL.B.
    Queen's University
    Class of 1986


  • Member, KASB
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Past President Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario

Community Involvement

  • Director/Trustee, The Anna and Edward Churchill Foundation
  • Past Director, Board of Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston
  • Past President of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Member of the St. Lawrence College Capital Campaign
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