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Happy holidays and warm wishes from the team at Arcus Legal. We would like to thank all our friends and colleagues for your continued support.

Our office will be closed Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th. We will be back open on Wednesday, December 27th.

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In honour of Remembrance Day, our office will be closed on Monday, November 13th. Our office will be back open on Tuesday, November 14th.

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We would like to wish all our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving. In honour of Thanksgiving Day, our office will be closed on Monday, October 9th.

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Arcus Legal will close its office on Monday, October 2nd in lieu of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which we celebrate on September 30th.

This federal statutory holiday was created to acknowledge the tragic legacy of residential schools and their impact on the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Please join us in taking the opportunity to reflect on this part of our country’s history.

We are pleased to welcome our newest lawyer here at Arcus Legal, Cassandra (Cassie) Taylor.

Cassie has joined our Wills & Estates department, bringing over five years of experience in the areas of estate planning and estate administration. She looks forward to working with the Arcus team to assist individuals and families with their wills and estate needs. When she is not in the office, Cassie enjoys spending her time with her Australian Shepherds, Mya and Nora, and her horse, Luna.

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Arcus Legal - Erin O'Brien - Best Lawyer award Halifax 2024

Arcus Legal is pleased to congratulate Erin O’Brien Edmonds, KC, TEP, on being selected by her peers as the Best Lawyers® 2024 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax. Having previously won this award in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2021, this year marks the fifth time Erin has received this honour. Erin is also recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® for her work in Trusts and Estates.

 

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Our office will be closed on Monday, September 4th in honour of Labour Day. On this day we celebrate the achievements and hard work of all our friends and colleagues.

We will be back open as usual on Tuesday, September 5th.

 

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Our office will be closed on Monday, August 7th in lieu of Natal Day.

We will be back open as usual on Tuesday, August 8th.

 

Arcus Legal is pleased to welcome our newest member, Dakota MacPherson.

Dakota is a recent graduate from Nova Scotia Community College’s Paralegal Services programme. She is deeply enthusiastic about understanding the intricacies of the legal system, and she is excited to dive headfirst into her role here at Arcus. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending quality time with her dogs, Arya and Loki.

 

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Commercial leases play a crucial role in establishing the relationship between landlords and tenants. However, many tenants in Nova Scotia may not be aware of the potential ramifications of signing a lease agreement without a termination clause. This essay serves as a cautionary tale, highlighting the risks and liabilities commercial tenants may face if their lease agreement lacks a termination clause.

1. Understanding the Termination Clause:

A termination clause in a commercial lease provides tenants with the right to end the lease agreement prematurely, subject to specific conditions or penalties as outlined in the clause. Without a termination clause, tenants may find themselves bound to the lease for the entire term, regardless of their circumstances or changing business needs.… [Read more]