Andrew P. Nicol

(902) 407-6478 (902) 463-7500 anicol@boyneclarke.ca
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Melissa McKay
mmckay@boyneclarke.ca
"Integrity and diligence are at the root of my practice. Becoming a lawyer was much more than a career for me; it was a platform for helping others and finding solutions. I want my clients to know that I am here for them and that they can rely on me to navigate them through the legal system."

About Andrew

Andrew is an Associate who practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. He has had the opportunity to advise beneficiaries, executors, financial institutions, and creditors on a wide range of estate matters.

On the estate planning side, Andrew crafts comprehensive estate plans to address each client’s unique circumstances and goals. Through a combination of a Will, Power of Attorney, and Personal Directive, Andrew ensures that your needs and wishes are carried out. For more specialized circumstances, Andrew’s experience in drafting trusts, including alter ego trusts, joint partner trusts, and family trusts, helps his clients achieve the transfer of their hard earned assets in the most tax efficient manner possible.

On the estate administration side, Andrew understands the difficulty of dealing with a loved one’s estate after they have passed. It can be a daunting process, but he will guide the executor through the process. Whether it’s unique assets that have to be addressed, assets outside of Canada, charitable beneficiaries, or any one of the many other issues that can be involved in administering an estate, Andrew brings practical solutions and advice for executors.

If estate litigation is involved, Andrew focuses on finding a cost-effective solution that respects the rights of the parties involved. That might mean a settlement outside of court, but if a matter is headed to court, Andrew provides strong advocacy for your case. Andrew has been involved in matters before the Registrar of Probate and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

Born in Alberta, Andrew slowly migrated eastward—living in Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick—before making Nova Scotia his home alongside his wife and children. When he isn’t practicing law, you can find Andrew spending time with family, settling down with a good book in hand, or playing a board game or two with friends.

Areas of Practice

Andrew's Background

Education
  • 2011 - 2014: Bachelor of Law (J.D.), Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2008 - 2011: Bachelor of Arts, History and Classics, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
  • 2004 - 2005: Crandall University, Moncton, New Brunswick
Employment
  • 2015 - Present: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2014 - 2015: Articling Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2011 -2013: Legal Coordinator, reachAbility, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Student Member - Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Community Activities
  • Member - Land Titles Clarification Pro Bono Group
  • Past Board Member - Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Past Volunteer - Atlantic Refugee and Immigrant Services
  • Past Mentor - Big Brothers Big Sisters
Awards & Honours
  • Clifford Rae Achievement Award
  • McInnes Cooper Internet & Media Law Prize
  • Schulich School of Law Entrance Scholarship
  • Millennium Excellence Award
  • Duane Pound Memorial Bursary
  • Crake Traveling Scholarship
  • J.E.A Crake Scholarship in Humanities
  • Mount Allison University Scholarship
  • Ian Newbould Prize in British History

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