Andrew P. Nicol

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"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, estate litigation, and real estate law.

In his Estate practice, 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 Real Estate side, Andrew guides his clients through the purchase or sale of their home, whether it is a single family home, a condominium, or new home construction. He is adept at handling all aspects of a property transaction, including migrations to the new land registration system, easements, and title to water lots.

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. After living in a few different provinces, Andrew has come to realize that finding a home where you can settle down is critically important. Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, each home carries just as much value as the last. A home is a foundation on which your life and family are built.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Member - Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia (RELANS)
Community Activities
  • Past Board Member - Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Past Volunteer - Atlantic Refugee and Immigrant Services
  • Past Member - Community Justice Society
  • Past Member - Start2Finish Running and Reading Club
  • Past Member - Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic
  • Past Volunteer - Pro Bono Students Canada - Dalhousie Chapter
  • 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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