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).
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
Once a month at Arcus Legal, we are lucky to have MOVE Mobile Massage Therapy set up in our Zen Room to provide various services to our staff! John is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. If you are interested in more information with regard to setting up your own Corporate Massage Day, please check out their website!
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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!
We are delighted to report that Sara Backman has joined the Arcus Legal team. She will be providing support in office administration and operations as an Executive Assistant. Sara is an NSCC graduate with an Open Concentration Diploma in Business Administration. Before pursuing her business career, Sara worked in early childhood education. In her spare time, Sara enjoys four-wheeling and playing guitar. Please join us in welcoming Sara!
We are pleased to announce that Kelly Mattinson has joined our real estate team at Arcus Legal. Kelly brings over 18 years of experience as a paralegal. She will be working on real estate purchases, sales, mortgages, title transfers, migrations, and land agreements. 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. We are very happy to have her on board.