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’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.
“I have always been interested in the law,” he explains, “and I believe you can never have too much education.”
He articled with Burchell MacDougall 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,” Kelly recalls, “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,” he says, “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.
- 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
- 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