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Joshua J. Santimaw

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"Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. As your trusted advisor, I have the knowledge and experience to resolve your legal issues efficiently. I have the ability to take a 360 degree view to identify opportunities for you and/or your business moving forward."

About Joshua

Josh was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and earned his Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude from SUNY University at Buffalo in 1997. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law in 2000. Josh was admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court - Southern District of New York in 2001. He moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2004 and received his LL.B from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Committee on Accreditation. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2005, the New Brunswick Bar in 2014 and the Newfoundland & Labrador Bar in 2015.

A Partner at the firm, Josh practices Corporate and Commercial litigation emphasizing on Creditors’ Remedies, Debt Realization, Foreclosures, Powers of Sale and Security Enforcement. He also practices immigration with an emphasis on entry into the United States of America.

Josh regularly appears on behalf of clients before the Courts within the Atlantic Provinces. Additionally, he has appeared in front of all levels of Court within the State of New York.

Josh formerly sat on the Executive Committee of Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces and the National Governance Committee. He is also the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation/ADR Section for Nova Scotia and a former board member of Point Pleasant Child Care Centre. He also coaches youth basketball.

Areas of Practice

Joshua's Background

  • 2005: LL.B., Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Committee on Accreditation
  • 2000: J.D., Pace University School of Law
  • 1997: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • 2012 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2005 - 2011: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2004 - 2005: Associate, Morris, Duffy, Alonso & Faley, LLP, New York, New York (September - April)
  • 2002 - 2004: Associate, Law Office of Thomas M. Bona, P.C., New York
  • 2001: Associate, Boggeman, George, Hodges & Corde, P.C., New York
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member - Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Member - Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Member - Phi Alpha Theta International Honours Society in History
  • Pace University School of Law Sports, Entertainment & Law Society (1997 - 2000)
Community Activities
  • Board Member – MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning
  • Assistant Coach of the Conrose Cubs Halifax baseball team
  • National Governance Committee - Make-A-Wish Canada
  • Executive Committee - Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces
  • Former Chair - Canadian Bar Association - Civil Litigation/ADR Law (2013 - 2014)
  • Former Vice Chair - Canadian Bar Association - Civil Litigation/ADR Law (2011 - 2013)
  • Former Board Member - Halifax Dance
  • Former Board of Directors - Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces
  • Former Board Member - Point Pleasant Child Care Centre
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2015-2020)

Recent Blog Posts by Joshua

Blog Post | Wednesday June 10, 2020

PPSA Security Registration Update

Authored by: Joshua J. Santimaw Posted in: Business Litigation

The Nova Scotia Registrar in Bankruptcy issued the decision Rizzato (Re), 2020 NSSC 63, on April 24, 2020.

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Blog Post | Tuesday January 7, 2020

Do you need advance permission to enter the USA?

Authored by: Joshua J. Santimaw Posted in: Immigration

As an immigration lawyer, I receive many telephone calls from people who have bought their plane tickets, got up at a “god awful” time in the morning to get to the airport to fly to the USA, and were turned away at the border.

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