Rimmer, Leah D.


  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"My goal is not to have the most clients possible; my goal is to provide the best possible service to the clients I have. I feel better about my day when I know that I have left no stone unturned for a client, that they understand and are comfortable with the status of their transaction. I want my clients to close their day feeling confident they do not have to worry about the details, because we are taking care of them in a skilled and efficient manner."

LEAH D. (TINKHAM) RIMMER, was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Leah attended Acadia University and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Recreation Management (Honours) with a concentration in Sport Management. Leah also graduated from Dalhousie University in 2004 with both her LL.B. and M.B.A. She was called to the Bar in 2005, after articling with BOYNECLARKE LLP.

As a Partner, Leah’s legal practice focuses entirely on the area of business law. In addition to providing legal advice to her clients on a full range of general and complex commercial matters, she is involved daily in the purchase and sale of businesses (share and asset sales), corporate reorganizations, drafting and negotiation of lease agreements, business incorporations and registrations and real estate transactions. A portion of Leah’s practice is dedicated to commercial financing matters, both on the borrower and lender side.  Leah recognizes that attention to detail, organization and timeliness is key to these matters and prides herself in her abilities in these areas. She works extremely well under pressure and is continually focused on “closing the deal” smoothly and on time.  Leah also has a genuine interest in supporting owner-managed business operations and she is committed to being part of the owner-manager’s “team” of professionals. Leah’s clients are across the spectrum of industries, however, she enjoys a particular concentration in advising independent pharmacy owners on a variety of business matters, including leasing and mergers and acquisitions.

Leah is a true believer that BOYNECLARKE is an exceptional law firm with extraordinary lawyers, staff and clients. For this reason, she also takes a keen interest in the business of the firm.  Leah is currently the Chair of the firm’s Business Law Team, which sees her involved in daily marketing budgeting and personnel matters, as well as longer-term strategic planning, She is also the former Co-Chair of BOYNECLARKE’s Articling Committee, where she oversaw the firm’s many student recruitment initiatives and the student interview and hiring process, and Past Chair of our Associates Group, where she was responsible for chairing meetings, making proposals to management, coordinating social and marketing events and consulting on various business, budgetary and personnel related issues.

Leah is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the Canadian Bar Association. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University (2006-2010), a former member of the Board of Directors of Metro Community Housing Association (2004-2009); and the Board of Directors of Metamorphic Theatre (2006-2007).

In addition to spending time with her family and friends, including her husband Darren, their wonderful young sons Sam, Joe and Ben, Leah enjoys being outdoors and all aspects of physical fitness, especially long-distance running, soccer and skiing.

Favourite Season: Summer. The hotter the better!

TV Show: The Office

Musician: Pearl Jam

EDUCATION

  • 2004: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2004: M.B.A. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1999: B.R.M.H. (Sport Management), Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

EMPLOYMENT

  • June 2005 - Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • June 2004 - May 2005: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Summer 2003: BOYNECLARKE LLP Summer Student Program, Metro Community Housing Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member - IWK Foundation Advisory Group
  • Former Member - Board of Directors - Metamorphic Theatre
  • Former Vice-President - Board of Directors - Metro Community Housing Association
  • Former Member - Board of Directors - Associated Alumni of Acadia University

AREAS OF PRACTICE AND SERVICES OFFERED