Franklin, Geoffrey J.


  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
 +902.460.3417
 +902.463.7500
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Geoff is an Associate on the Business Litigation team. He has a broad litigation practice including corporate/commercial, regulatory, municipal, and criminal law.

Geoff appears regularly in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of Nova Scotia, and has appeared before the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island Trial Division, and the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Courts of Appeal.

During his studies at Dalhousie, Geoff was active with Pro Bono Students Canada and co-authored a report, published by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, on Canada’s approach to legal issues surrounding sexual assault. Geoff also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Weldon Times.

Geoff is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association.  In his spare time, he enjoys coaching and working with a variety of not-for-profits.

EDUCATION

  • 2012: J.D. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2009: Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Philosophy and Business), University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2013– Present: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP,  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2012 – 2013: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2011:  Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP – Seconded to Symphony Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member - Shelter Nova Scotia
  • Committee Member - Architects Association of Nova Scotia
  • Pro Bono Students Canada
  • Editor-in-Chief, Weldon Times: Dalhousie Law School
  • Head Coach, Prince Andrew High School Boys Volleyball
  • University of Kings College, Men’s Varsity Volleyball
  • Atlantic Region Motorsport / Atlantic Sports Car Club Member

AWARDS

  • M. Grace Wambolt Law Scholarship
  • Robert T. Donald Memorial Award

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sexual Assault:  Dispelling the Myths, Published by NSBS, April 2010 (co-author)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Litigation