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Thomas O. Boyne, Q.C.

(902) 460-3410(902)
Carolyn Peters
"After over 40 years of legal practice, one principle has served me and my clients well: “keep it simple”. Everybody wins when a lawyer acts as a conduit instead of a roadblock."

About Tom

Tom is Counsel and practices in the areas of Commercial Real Estate Development, Business Law, and Bankruptcy & Insolvency. Practicing law for over 40 years, Tom was a Founding Partner of Boyne, Crocker & Jones when the firm began in 1972 and during that period has served the firm in numerous capacities such as Managing Partner and as a member and chair of various committees including the firm's Articling Committee.

Active in the affairs of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, Tom has sat on Bar Council and committees of the Bar Society, acted as a Claims Review Officer for the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Liability Claims Fund and was formerly a member of the Discipline Hearing Committee. Tom has also been active with a number of community boards and charitable organizations during his time at BOYNECLARKE LLP.

Tom has been recognized by his peers and is regularly included in Best Lawyers in Canada and Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Tom was named the Best Lawyers 2014 Halifax Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year".

Areas of Practice

Tom's Background

  • 1971: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1968: Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2019: Counsel, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1981 – 2018: Senior Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 – 1981: Founding Partner, Boyne, Crocker & Jones Barristers & Solicitors, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Former Member Discipline Hearing Committee – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Former Claims Review Officer – Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Liability Claims Fund (1989-1995)
  • Former Bar Council Member – Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (1980-1983)
  • Past President – Dartmouth Barristers' Society
  • Lecturer – Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Bar Admission Course
Community Activities
  • Former Board Member – YMCA Legacy Foundation
  • Former Director and Secretary – Nova Scotia Nature Trust
  • Former Director – Northwood Foundation
  • Former Secretary and Board Member – Nova Scotia Nature Trust
  • Former Director – Dalhousie Alumni Association
  • Former Member – Dalhousie University ‘Black Gold Club’
  • Former Member – IWK Foundation Board of Directors (1996)
  • Former Member– Izaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital Board of Governors (1995-1997)
  • Former Director – IWK Grace Health Centre Board of Trustees
  • Former Member – Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association (1991-1993)
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2006-2021)
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Halifax "Lawyer of the Year" for Real Estate Law
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020)
  • Appointed Queen's Counsel (1988)
  • Provincial Judges Salary Tribunal
  • Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Queen’s Counsel Appointments
  • Claims Wise Bulletins – NSBLCF – 1991-1994
  • Loss Prevention – Real Estate Conference
  • Bankruptcy – Rights of Creditors & Debtors – The Echo Group, 2005
  • CBA – Nova Scotia Business law Seminar – 1998
  • Commercial Lease – 1996
  • Loss Prevention, Real Estate Seminar 1994
  • Bar Admission Course – 1993