Joshua J. Santimaw

(902) 460-3451
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Victoria Locke
"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. In addition, 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.

Josh 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 and 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 currently sits 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 Membership
  • Chair - Canadian Bar Association -Civil Litigation/ADR Law (2013 - 2014)
  • Vice Chair - Canadian Bar Association -Civil Litigation/ADR Law (2011 - 2013)
  • Member - Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Member - Phi Alpha Theta International Honours Society in History
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member - Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Pace University School of Law Sports, Entertainment & Law Society (1997 - 2000)
Community Activities
  • Board of Directors - Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces
  • Former Board Member - Halifax Dance
  • Assistant coach of the Conrose Cubs Halifax baseball team
  • Executive Committee - Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces
  • National Governance Committee - Make-A-Wish Canada
  • Former Board Member - Point Pleasant Child Care Centre
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 published by Best Lawyers®