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ALEXANDER J. MACKILLOP

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Managing Partner

Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Alexander obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University in 2011. Alexander then obtained his law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2015, and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar June 2016.

Prior to graduating law school, Alexander interned with the Public Prosecution Service and worked for the Federal Department of Justice in the tax and civil litigation sector. After articles and practicing in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia for several years Alexander opened his own law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his partner. 

Alexander has a general practice with a focus on criminal law, frequently litigating in Provincial Court and also having experience litigating in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Court of Appeal. Furthermore Alexander practices corporate law, business law, and medical cannabis law. He has worked within cannabis law on many levels with Licensed Producers, Cannabis Dispensaries, and the criminal, employment, and regulatory aspects of cannabis law as well.

Volunteering and community is important to Alexander. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Racial Equity Committee and Criminal Law Professional Standards Committee, the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers' Association, and the Dalhousie Pro-Bono Committee. Lastly, he is a board member of the John Howard Society, the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association and he was previously a board member of the Marguerite Centre.

Alexander works tirelessly for his clients, and he is extremely proud to provide legal services to the community.

Marko Simmonds 
M.A, J.D.

Associate Lawyer

Marko is an associate at our Halifax law firm and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2022. Marko holds a Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned his law degree at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

 

Prior to graduating law school, Marko interned with the Public Prosecution Service and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as a research assistant, participating in community engagement sessions. As an articling clerk, Marko worked in the corporate/commercial sector and civil litigation, which allowed him to refine and expand his knowledge in contract law and civil disputes.

 

Marko practices criminal defence, and he also assists clients with their estate planning, incorporations, business transactions and general legal issues.

 

Active in his community, Marko serves on the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Board of Governors, and is a past president of the Dalhousie Black Law Student Association (DBLSA). He is an avid gym goer and health enthusiast with a passion for tennis, running, and a good old community party.

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