About George

George Clarke is a Partner and member of both the Real Estate Team and Estates Team. As a member and Chair of the Estates Team, he assists clients with the preparation of their estate plans through wills, enduring powers of attorney, personal directives (“living wills”), and trust planning. He also assists executors and heirs in administering estates in both the probate and estate administration processes.

As part of his Real Estate practice, George works with clients, real estate agents, bankers and mortgage brokers in the purchase, sale and refinance of residential property.

George is an accomplished musician. He started playing the drums in grade 6 and has two degrees in music from St. F.X. and McGill. He free-lanced in Montreal and Ottawa in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and also taught music in private schools in Montreal. George continues to pursue his interest in music as drummer with the popular local band, “The Classics”.

George's Background


  • 1991 - 1994: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1985 - 1988: B. Mus. (Performance), McGill University, Montréal, Quebec
  • 1981 - 1985: B Mus. (Honours), St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia


  • 2001 - Present: Partner , BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1995 - 2001: Articled Clerk, Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1987 - 1991: Professional Musician (Recording Studio; radio, television, private functions), Music Teacher, Lower Canada College, Selwyn House Private Boys School, Montréal, Quebec

Professional Memberships

  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Halifax Estate Planning Council (1999-Present)
  • Member - Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia
  • Member - Brookfield Global Relocation Services

Community Activities

  • Committee Member - Alderney Gate Market
  • Board Member - Shubenacadie Canal Commission
  • Former Board Member - Nova Scotia Talent Trust
  • Former Board Member - Rotary Club
  • Former Chair - Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch, Business Law Section
  • Former Board Member - Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
  • Former Member - American Federation of Musicians
  • Former Vice Chair - Board of Directors Executive Committee, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
  • Former Member - Planned Giving Committee of the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia
  • Former Member - Performing Arts Societies Organization of Nova Scotia
  • Former Board Chair - Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission

University Activities

  • Student Member, Bursary Committee
  • Faculty Review Committee
  • Appointment Committee

Awards & Honours

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2022-2023)

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