Michael (Mick) Levin

Practice Areas


Michael (Mick) Levin practices real estate and business law. Mick represents buyers, sellers, and lenders in both residential and commercial real estate transactions of all scales. In addition to property matters, Mick especially enjoys working with businesses to plan for success by providing review and drafting of corporate documents including asset and share purchases and sales, leases, incorporation services, shareholder agreements, employment and service contracts, intellectual property agreements, and more. Mick also offers limited litigation support for existing clients. Although he prefers to resolve disputes through negotiation, Mick has advocated for his clients and argued cases before all levels of court in Nova Scotia.

With a background in economics and an MBA, he strives to provide prudent advice in plain language, considering the individual preferences and circumstances of each client. By delving into the underlying needs and applying innovative problem solving and strong advocacy skills, Mick works to resolve clients’ legal issues effectively and efficiently.

Beyond the office, Mick is passionate about travel and outdoor recreation. He has hiked, biked, paddled, and climbed in dozens of countries and served on the Board of Directors or as a pro bono advisor to the Climb Nova Scotia Association since 2008. From time to time, he also works as a small-ship expedition guide in the polar regions, piloting watercraft, leading hikes in polar bear country or on visits to penguin colonies and sharing his knowledge of environmental law and policy with passengers.


  • J.D. – Dalhousie University (Schulich School of Law) – 2015
  • M.B.A. – Dalhousie University (Rowe School of Business) – 2015
  • B.Comm. – Saint Mary’s University (Sobey School of Business) – 2010

Bar Admissions:

  • Nova Scotia (2016)

Michael (Mick) Levin's Team

Tjiske Polstra

“I’m always able to customize my approach to fit each client’s needs. It’s why I love working at Arcus Legal.”
– Tjiske Polstra

Tjiske has been providing Corporate Tax services to clients for more than 10 years, with paralegal services covering a range of matters, including incorporations, financing agreements, registrations, transactions, contracts and corporate record keeping. She knows her field and it shows. She is motivated and detail-oriented. You’re in good hands with Tjiske.

Terra MacLellan

“Working with this team enables me to truly help clients, and that’s the best part of the job.”
– Terra MacLellan

Terra has been working in the legal field for more than five years, serving clients in the area of corporate and tax law, including incorporations, financing agreements, registrations, transactions, contracts and corporate record keeping. She is known for being industrious and self-motivated, with a sharp eye for detail. She is committed to professional excellence.

Mel Freeland

Mel graduated from the Paralegal Services Program at NSCC in 2014 and has over 7 years’ experience working in corporate law at a large firm. She’s thrilled to join Arcus Legal and be involved with clients’ transactions from beginning to end. Using her attention to detail and organizational skills, she assists with various transactions including incorporations, amalgamations, reorganizations, and due diligence searches.

Dakota MacPherson

Dakota is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Paralegal Services program, where she honed her skills and knowledge in the intricacies of the legal system. She has joined the Corporate Tax team as a junior paralegal and is thrilled to embark on her journey at Arcus. Outside of her professional pursuits, Dakota finds joy in the company of her beloved dogs, Arya and Loki, often spending her free time enjoying outdoor adventures and creating lasting memories with her furry companions.

Tracey DeAdder

“Arcus has given me the opportunity to excel at the type of work I enjoy best and enables me to give the client the most positive results possible.”
– Tracey DeAdder

Tracey is a property paralegal with over 34 years of experience in the industry. Dealing with both residential and commercial clients, she handles purchases, mortgages and sales. She specializes in migration and title work. If there is history involved, Tracey is the one with the tools to dig and find the answers.

Shauna Dodge

“I absolutely love the satisfaction that comes from a job well done.”
– Shauna Dodge

Shauna is a Property Paralegal with 20 years of experience. She serves clients in all areas of Real Property law, including purchases and sales, zoning applications, assessment appeals and commercial leases. She believes Arcus Legal is the best way to join forces with fellow professionals to offer unique, client focused and upbeat legal services.

Kelly Mattinson

Kelly Mattinson is a member of our real estate team, working on real estate purchases, sales, mortgages, title transfers, migrations, and land agreements. She brings over 18 years of experience as a paralegal. Kelly is a problem solver who enjoys helping clients transform a complicated legal process into a simple and seamless one. Kelly is also a ‘hockey mom’ of two and is an active volunteer with hockey associations and other community programs.