Santimaw, Joshua J.

  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
 +1 902 460 3451
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“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. As your trusted advisor, I have the knowledge and experience to resolve your legal issues efficiently. In addition, I have the ability to take a 360 degree view to identify opportunities for you and/or your business moving forward.”

Josh is a Partner and practices primarily in the area of Creditor Remedies and Business Litigation. His practice includes appearances before all levels of Court in Nova Scotia, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Small Claims Court. Josh has also made appearances before the Civil Court of the City of New York, 2nd Appellate Division of New York, the United States Federal District Court in New York, the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench and the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court.

He currently sits on the Executive Committee of Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces and the Board of Directors of Halifax Dance. Josh is also Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation/ADR Section for Nova Scotia.



  • 2005: L.L.B., Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Committee on Accreditation
  • 2000: J.D., Pace University School of Law
  • 1997: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York


  • 2012 – Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2005 – 2011: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2004 – 2005: Associate, Morris, Duffy, Alonso & Faley, LLP, New York, New York (September – April)
  • 2002 – 2004: Associate, Law Office of Thomas M. Bona, P.C., New York
  • 2001: Associate, Boggeman, George, Hodges & Corde, P.C., New York


  • Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Civil Litigation/ADR Law (2013-2014)
  • Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Civil Litigation/ADR Law (2011-2013)
  • Member – Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Member – Phi Alpha Theta International Honors Society in History
  • Member – Nova Scotia Barrister's Society
  • Member - Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member - Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Pace University School of Law Sports, Entertainment & Law Society (1997-2000)


  • Board of Directors – Halifax Dance
  • Assistant coach of Conrose Cubs Halifax baseball team (2007 – 2008)
  • Board of Directors – Make-A-Wish Altantic Provinces
  • Executive Committee – Make–A-Wish Atlantic Provinces
  • National Governance Committee – Make-A-Wish Canada
  • Former Board Member – Point Pleasant Child Care Centre


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 - 2018 published by Best Lawyers®