Joyce Diamond

Joyce Diamond

Legal Assistant: Mary Avery

Joyce practises in the areas of business and corporate law and wills and estates. She has particular experience in franchises, purchase and sale of businesses, business succession, as well as estate planning.

Joyce previously practised with a mid-sized firm in Northern Nova Scotia in the areas of commercial law, litigation, property and estate planning/probate.

Prior to transitioning to a legal career, Joyce was involved in the biotechnology industry in technical and management capacities.

Joyce is a member of the Halifax Estate Planning Council, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society and the Canadian Bar Association.

  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2007 
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 2006) 
  • B.Sc. (Saint Mary’s University, 1998)
  • Incorporation of businesses
  • Implementing corporate reorganizations (including freezes, rollovers, amalgamations and windups)
  • Assisting clients with commercial finance transactions, including in relation to purchasing assets/shares
  • Trusts, including discretionary family trusts, testamentary trusts, alter ego/joint partner trusts
  • Buying and selling of assets and shares
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Estate planning
  • Advising franchisees with initial franchise transactions, negotiation of disputes, and sales/transfers of franchises
  • Advising owner­manager clients regarding HR matters and labour/employment issues
  • Establishment of nonprofit organizations and applications for charitable registration
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Halifax Estate Planning Council
Qualifications
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2007 
  • LL.B. (Dalhousie University, 2006) 
  • B.Sc. (Saint Mary’s University, 1998)
Experience
  • Incorporation of businesses
  • Implementing corporate reorganizations (including freezes, rollovers, amalgamations and windups)
  • Assisting clients with commercial finance transactions, including in relation to purchasing assets/shares
  • Trusts, including discretionary family trusts, testamentary trusts, alter ego/joint partner trusts
  • Buying and selling of assets and shares
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Estate planning
  • Advising franchisees with initial franchise transactions, negotiation of disputes, and sales/transfers of franchises
  • Advising owner­manager clients regarding HR matters and labour/employment issues
  • Establishment of nonprofit organizations and applications for charitable registration
Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Halifax Estate Planning Council