Leah is a Partner whose legal practice focuses entirely on the area of business law. In addition to providing legal advice to her clients on a full range of general and complex commercial matters, she is involved daily in the purchase and sale of businesses (share and asset sales), corporate reorganizations, drafting and negotiation of lease agreements, business incorporations and registrations and real estate transactions. A portion of Leah’s practice is dedicated to commercial financing matters, both on the borrower and lender side. Leah recognizes that attention to detail, organization and timeliness is key to these matters and prides herself in her abilities in these areas. She works extremely well under pressure and is continually focused on “closing the deal” smoothly and on time. Leah also has a genuine interest in supporting owner-managed business operations and she is committed to being part of the owner-manager’s “team” of professionals. Leah’s clients are across the spectrum of industries, however, she enjoys a particular concentration in advising independent pharmacy owners on a variety of business matters, including leasing and mergers and acquisitions.
Leah is a true believer that BOYNECLARKE LLP is an exceptional law firm with extraordinary lawyers, staff and clients. For this reason, she also takes a keen interest in the business of the firm. Leah is currently the Chair of the firm’s Business Law Team. She is also a former Co-Chair of BOYNECLARKE LLP’s Articling Committee, where she oversaw the firm’s many student recruitment initiatives and the student interview and hiring process, and Past Chair of our Associates Group, where she was responsible for chairing meetings, making proposals to management, coordinating social and marketing events and consulting on various business, budgetary and personnel related issues.
Leah is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the Canadian Bar Association. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University (2006-2010), a former member of the Board of Directors of Metro Community Housing Association (2004-2009); and the Board of Directors of Metamorphic Theatre (2006-2007).
In addition to spending time with her family and friends, including her husband Darren, their four wonderful young children Sam, Joe, Ben and Mary, Leah enjoys being outdoors and all aspects of physical fitness, especially long-distance running, soccer and skiing.