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Joe J. Hollis


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2022

Joe has a strong work ethic and a passion for customer service. He uses a solution-focused approach to help clients achieve their goals. His broad practice includes experience in banking & financing, bankruptcy, receivership & insolvency, commercial transactions/agreements, corporate formation/reorganization, estates & trusts, mergers & acquisitions, real property, and tax law.

Joe’s representative experience includes:

  • Conducting research and drafting memoranda regarding leave to appeal under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • Assisting with strategizing and creating tax-advantageous estate plans including drafting ancillary documents to implement estate plans.
  • Advising on corporate governance best practices for non-profit organizations and related charitable foundations.
  • Conducting review of the terms of reference for a foundation’s board with view towards refinement and revision.
  • Advising on the process for authentication of incorporation/formation documents for reliance internationally.
  • Assisting with corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and financings.
  • Real property transactions ranging from single property acquisitions or dispositions to more complex private commercial transactions.

Education & Career


Institute for the Future of Law Practice Certification, 2021
University of New Brunswick, JD, 2021
Queen’s University, BComm. (First Class Honours), 2017


Volunteer, Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic, 2018 – 2020
Volunteer, Student Legal Information Center, 2018
Volunteer, Ogilvy & Mather Social Committee, 2017
Student Consultant, Smith Business Consulting (Queen’s University), 2016
Member, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Student Committee, 2015 – 2016
Executive, Queen’s Marketing Association Conference, 2014 – 2015


D.I. McLeod Dean’s List Scholarship
Queen’s University Dean’s List
Quarterly Achiever Award, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

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