Kelly R. Mittelstadt

Originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Kelly Mittelstadt’s first visit to Truro was for the National Junior Curling Championships in 1994. Sixteen years later he would move to Nova Scotia, and eventually join Burchell MacDougall LLP’s Truro office.

Kelly attended the University of Alberta for his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Commerce. He then worked for a telecommunications company in Halifax before deciding to attend Dalhousie University for law school.

He articled with Burchell MacDougall LLP and joined the firm as an associate in 2007.

“I knew I wanted to join a medium size firm with a good team atmosphere, and Burchell MacDougall had what I was looking for. I had a good feeling from the first time I walked through the door; the environment in the office was the perfect fit.”

Kelly’s practice focuses mainly on property law, administrative / municipal law, and wills and estates. He also assists other lawyers in the firm who have been contracted by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to close the practices of lawyers who have been suspended or disbarred, or who have passed away.

Despite describing himself as a “competitive team sports guy ”, he prefers solicitor’s work to litigation.

“I don’t take anything for granted. I enjoying working hard, and knowing that a client has walked out of my office fully satisfied.”

Outside of the office, Kelly is still involved in curling, having represented Nova Scotia at the 2005, 2011, and 2013 Brier National Men’s Championship, as well as the 2005 Olympic Trials. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, who he met through curling in university, and children.

Experience & Background

Experience & Background

Practice Areas

Real Property

Corporate Commercial

Wills and Estates

Administrative / Municipal Law



Professional Qualifications & Education:

Nova Scotia Bar Admission (2007)

Dalhousie University, LL.B. (2006)

University of Alberta, B. Comm. (1998)


Professional Associations & Membership in Community Organizations:

Council Member, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Member, Finance Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Member, Professional Responsibility Policies & Procedures Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Member, Burchell MacDougall articling and students committee

Member, Mayflower and Truro Curling Clubs

Former Board Member, East Hants Curling Association

Former Board Member, Nova Scotia Curling Association

Former Board Member, United Way of Colchester County





Real Property

Representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real property

Representing lenders/borrowers in mortgage and refinance transactions

Representing new home contractors

Negotiating and preparing various agreements relating to real property such as agreements of purchase and sale, mortgages options, easements, etc.


Corporate Commercial Law

Assisting in the establishment of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations

Assisting in the financing of businesses and placing of security on assets

Providing advice on corporate and commercial matters

Representing clients in the purchase and sale of businesses

Assisting in the amalgamation of companies and the voluntary wind-up of companies

Drafting agreements respecting commercial matters


Probate, Estates, Wills and Trusts

Providing advice for Executors and Administrators

Probating of wills and administration of intestate estates

Preparation of wills

Preparation of enduring powers of attorney and living wills

Assisting in ancillary probate matters for non-residents with assets in Canada


Administrative / Municipal Law

Advising Government entities and committees

Kelly's Support Staff

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