Kristin practices primarily from our Quinn Street office in Halifax and focuses in residential real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, probate administration, and elder law. These areas of law often go hand in hand and her experience with each allows her to provide comprehensive legal advice to her clients.
Buying and selling property is a significant life event that requires frequent and organized communication so that clients feel confident in the process. Kristin takes the extra time required and offers a hands-on approach, ensuring clients are kept informed at every stage of their matter or transaction.
Before attending law school, Kristin worked for a senior’s home care company. She therefore brings a unique understanding to the senior clients and their families that she assists with estate planning.
Kristin made up one of the last graduating classes of Queen Elizabeth High School and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University with a major in Finance. She later attended Dalhousie Schulich School of Law where she had the privilege of spending a semester on exchange at a law school in Brisbane, Australia.
When Kristin is not in the office she can be found spending time at her cottage on the beach in Caissie Cape, New Brunswick for as many months of the year as the weather will allow.
Areas of Law
- Purchases, sales, refinances, mortgage transactions, new home construction (both builder and buyer), condominiums, multi-unit residential, commercial real estate, title transfers, vacant land transactions, building contracts, migrations, adverse possession, prescriptive rights, subdivision/consolidations.
- Regularly assisting clients with real estate transactions, including drafting and reviewing agreements of purchase and sale, leases and other documents
- Assisting clients with residential and commercial financing, including preparing and reviewing mortgage documents
- Wills & Estate Planning. Assisting clients with the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and personal health care directives, and giving other advice regarding an overall estate plan.
- Probate and Estate Administration. Representing executors or administrators in estate probate matters. Advising clients on estate planning and administration
- Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Co-chair of the NS Canadian Bar Association Real Property Section
- Halifax Estate Planning Council
- Halifax Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Fusion Halifax
- Past Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada
- Hosts various information seminars for first time home buyers
- Participated in community workshops through Spencer House Seniors` Centre on topics such as senior abuse, estate planning, powers of attorney and personal health care directives
- Participated in community workshops with the South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre on a variety of family law topics
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Admission. (2015)
- Juris Doctor. Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. (2014)
- Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance. Saint Mary`s University. (2009)