Joshua J. Santimaw

(902) 460-3451jsantimaw@boyneclarke.ca
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Michelle Flick
mflick@boyneclarke.ca
"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, the Newfoundland & Labrador Bar in 2015 and the Prince Edward Island Bar in 2017.

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 currently is a board member of the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth, a member of the Governance Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and a member of the Property Advisory Committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick.

Areas of Practice

Joshua's Background

Education
  • 2011: Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • 2005: LL.B., Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Committee on Accreditation
  • 2000: J.D., Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
  • 1997: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Employment
  • 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
  • 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 - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member - Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Member - Law Society of PEI
  • Member - New York State Bar
  • Member - United States District Court - Southern District of New York
  • 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
  • Member Property Law Advisory Committee – Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member Governance Committee - Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Board Member – MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning
  • Former Member Executive Committee - Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces
  • Former Member National Governance Committee - Make-A-Wish Canada
  • 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 Member - Point Pleasant Child Care Centre
  • Former Assistant Coach of the Conrose Cubs Halifax baseball team
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2015-2023)
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who Honours

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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