Rob L. Miedema, TEP

(902) 460-3409 (902) 463-7500 rmiedema@boyneclarke.ca
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Sandra Turner
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About Rob

Rob is a Partner and a member of our firm’s executive committee. His practice is focused on Corporate Law, Charity Law, Tax and Estate Planning. In the last 2 years, Rob has been peer-rated and recognized as one of “Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40” (2014) and one of Canada’s “Best Lawyers” in tax law (2016 & 2017) and trust and estates (2017).

Rob has completed Parts I, II and III of the In-Depth Tax Course offered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as Advanced Tax Issues courses concerning Owner-Managed Business and Corporate Reorganizations. In 2014 Rob received his Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP) after successfully completing STEP Canada’s Qualified Practitioner Program, earning an award for top essay marks in the process.

Rob frequently lectures about various topics within his practice areas. In addition to occasional talks at conferences and seminars, Rob teaches corporate law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, having also taught previously at the graduate level in the Faculty of Management.

Rob sits on the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation and the audit committee of the Lawyers’ Insurance Association of Nova Scotia. He maintains active membership in the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Canadian Bar Association. He is a former director of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society – Nova Scotia Chapter and a founding director of the East Coast Environmental Law Association.

Areas of Practice

Rob's Background

Education
  • Completed Advanced Tax Issues courses concerning Owner- Managed Business and Corporate Reorganizations offered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada) in 2012 and 2013
  • Completed Parts I, II & III of the In-Depth Tax Course offered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • 2005: LL.B., Dalhousie University Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law
  • Certificate of Specialization in Business Law
  • 2002: Bachelor of Science, Honours, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Employment
  • 2014 - Present: Partner and Executive Committee Member, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2012 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2008 - 2013: Sessional Instructor/ Part-Time Faculty, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2006 - 2011: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2005 - 2006: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2004: Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova SCotia
Professional Memberships & Activities
  • Member Audit Committee - Lawyers' Insurance Association of Nova Scotia
  • Member - STEP Canada
  • Member - Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Director and Chair of Board's Governance Committee - East Coast Environmental Law Association (2007 - 2013)
  • Past Chair - CBA-NS Energy, Environment and Resource Law Section
  • Past Director- Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - Nova Scotia Chapter
  • Past Member - Domus Legis Society Executive, Dalhousie Law School
  • Past Member - Queen's Golden Gaels Football Club
Community Memberships & Activities
  • Audit Committee - Lawyers' Insurance Association of Nova Scotia (LIANS)
  • Director - Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation
Awards & Designations
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 & 2017 published by Best Lawyers®
  • 2014: Lexpert® Rising Star - One of Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • 2014: Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP)
  • Edward C. Foley Award, Dalhousie University
Publications
  • R. Daren Baxter & Robert Miedema, "Trusts- The Twenty-One Year Rule", 2013 Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference (Halifax: Canadian Tax Foundation, November 2013)
  • Greg Leslie, Robert Miedema & Chris Dobbin, "Financing a Tax Planned Business Transfer". 2014 Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference (Halifax: Canadian Tax Foundation, November 2014)