Welcome Gregg Knudsen

We are pleased to announce that Gregg Knudsen has joined Arcus Legal to practice with our Property and Estates Teams. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to our firm, he will be serving clients’ needs for estate and trust planning, probate administration, and real property transactions. Gregg also offers experience in elder law, charitable giving, wealth management, taxation, business succession, and mental health law. Throughout his career, Gregg has contributed extensively to the legal profession and his local community, sitting on provincial review and appeal boards, chairing Canadian Bar Association sections, and serving on law reform initiatives.

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2022-05-13T10:38:42-03:00May 13th, 2022|Our Team|

Happy Holidays from Arcus Legal

Happy holidays from everyone at Arcus Legal! We wish you all the best in the new year.

Our office will be closed from December 24–28, open December 29–30, closed December 31 – January 3, then back to the usual schedule on January 4.

2022-02-16T13:16:22-03:00December 23rd, 2021|Our Team|

Welcome Mel Freeland

Arcus Legal welcomes Mel Freeland as our newest Corporate Tax Paralegal. Mel joins us with over seven years’ experience working in corporate law. She has lived in Nova Scotia for most of her life and is looking forward to working with local small business owners. When not at work, she enjoys going for walks, listening to podcasts, and hanging out with her animal friends Dexter the cat (not to be confused Arcus Legal’s Co-Chief Canine Officer) and Morty the Akita (and his human).

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2021-09-13T12:54:30-03:00September 13th, 2021|Our Team|

‘Best Lawyers’ features Erin O’Brien Edmonds’ advice to new lawyers

Best Lawyers’ article “Advice from Canada’s ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Honorees” showcases Erin O’Brien Edmonds’ answer to the question: “If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self at the start of your career, what would it be?”

Practicing law is daunting in the beginning. When you’re starting out, you’ll think everyone knows more than you do—and they probably will. My advice is to take your time, be thorough, and don’t give up. It takes dedication and engagement to be a good lawyer. It is a never-ending battle to stay on top of things. When you feel you [read more…]

2021-03-17T10:07:41-03:00February 25th, 2021|Our Team|

Welcome Hailey Millesse

Please join us in welcoming our newest Executive Assistant, Hailey Millesse, to the Arcus Legal team! She will be working closely with Tjiske Polstra to provide support and administrative assistance. Hailey completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, concentrating her studies in Political Science and Sociology. Through the University of Guelph, she also obtained a Certificate in Public Policy and Administration. Hailey brings a wide range of customer service and administrative experience. In her spare time, Hailey enjoys reading and cooking. She is currently working her way through reading the top 100 books to read in a lifetime. [read more…]

2021-03-16T10:33:18-03:00September 24th, 2020|Our Team|

Welcome Tracey DeAdder

Arcus Legal welcomes Tracey DeAdder as our newest property team member. Tracey graduated from Kingstec with an Advanced Bookkeeping diploma in 1985, and again in 1986 with a Business Computer Operator diploma. She studied business at Henson College at Dalhousie University. Tracey brings detailed knowledge of real property transactions, specializing in land migrations. She even uses her skills as a genealogist to investigate family connections to land titles. Often working behind the scenes, she enjoys the challenges that real property transactions can bring, and aims to provide a calming element whenever clients face difficult transactions. In her spare time, she [read more…]

2021-03-16T10:34:06-03:00September 11th, 2020|Our Team|

Erin O’Brien Edmonds recognized as Halifax Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law

Congratulations to Erin O’Brien Edmonds, QC, TEP, for being selected by her peers as Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law in Halifax. Erin previously received this award in Best Lawyers® for 2016 and 2018. This year, she has also been recognized in the category of Trusts and Estates. Erin has been recognized in Best Lawyers® every year since 2010.

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2021-03-17T09:05:43-03:00September 10th, 2020|Our Team, Real Estate|

Welcome Amanda Forsey

Please join us in welcoming our newest associate lawyer, Amanda Forsey, to the Arcus Legal team! Amanda graduated in 2019 with a Juris Doctor from University of New Brunswick. She also has as a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Finance from St. Mary’s University. She will be working closely alongside Erin O’Brien Edmonds, practicing Property Law. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys coaching cheerleading, running, and golfing. Please give a warm welcome to Amanda!

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2021-03-16T10:34:36-03:00August 7th, 2020|Our Team|
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