Linda D. Wood

Originally from Brudenell, Prince Edward Island, Linda Wood attended Mount Allison University for her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Prior to that, she spent two years studying at the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, a scholarship program for students from around the world to promote international peace and understanding. With a mind to using her skills and strengths to help people, she decided on a career in law and attended McGill University for her degree.

Throughout and after law school, Linda worked with the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick. She eventually settled in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia where she worked with a local firm before leaving to start her own practice.

"Shortly after I opened my office, I had a call from Burchell MacDougall. They were looking to set up an office in Elmsdale and wanted me to be a part of it. That was in 2010, and I haven’t looked back."

Linda's practice focuses primarily on property law and estate planning. She enjoys the people-centred aspect of her work.

"I use my ability to cut through the complexity of law to make sure my clients understand what’s happening and what their options are. I love hearing someone say, 'Well, that was painless.' at the end of the process."

Linda is Past President of the East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the chamber's Education Committee, connecting local businesses with the training they need to grow. She is also a founding member of the Hants East Assisting Refugees Team (HEART) Society, helping refugee families settle in the community.

Experience & Background

Experience & Background

Practice Areas

Property

Real Estate

Wills and Estates

Corporate Commercial

 

Background

Professional Qualifications & Education:

Nova Scotia Bar Admission 1999

McGill University (LL.B. 1997)

Mount Allison University (B.A. 1st Class Honours with Distinction, 1991)

 

Professional Associations & Membership in Community Organizations:

Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Member and Past co-chair, RELANS (Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia)

Past President, East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce

Co-Chair,  Education Committee (East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce)

Secretary, H.E.A.R.T. (Hants East Assisting Refugees Team) Society

 

Experience

Real Estate

Converted many properties to Land Registration System (Migrations)

Represented home buyers and home sellers, including condominiums

Represented land developers on subdivisions

Represented builders and buyers of new construction homes

 

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

 

Corporate Commercial Law

Represented landlords and tenants on commercial leases

Advised small business owners about incorporation

Incorporated companies for small businesses

Prepared shareholders agreements

Represented clients in the purchase and sale of businesses

 

Linda's Support Staff

Boutilier, Donna - Legal Assistant (dboutilier@burchellmacdougall.com)

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