QC, BSc, JD, BCL, TEP – Halifax, NS
Timothy is a senior partner of Stewart McKelvey, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, practicing estate and tax planning and estate litigation. He is past Chair of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) Atlantic, past STEP Canada Education Chair, a member of the STEP Canada Technical Committee on Trusts and Estates and a member of the International Academy of Estates and Trusts Law.
He is a past Chair of the national Wills Estates & Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and a past President of the CBA – Nova Scotia. He has been honoured with the Distinguished Service Award from the CBA – Nova Scotia.
A graduate of Dalhousie University and Oxford University, Mr. Matthews has taught Equity & Trusts, Estate Planning, and Law of Succession at Dalhousie Law School. He is a member of the Halifax Estate Planning Council, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, and a participant and presenter in the Senior Estates & Trusts Practitioners’ Forum, Cambridge, Ontario. He has been a frequent speaker, panellist and contributor of papers for STEP, the CBA, the Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, commercial estate planning conferences, and public legal education and retirement seminars for government and industry.
His is deeply committed to his community and charitable organizations, including serving on the boards of Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation, Scotia Chamber Players Society, Nova Scotia Talent Trust, Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation, and Halifax Youth Foundation, and has contributed extensively to professional organizations, including the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the CBA, the Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association, and STEP.
Mr. Matthews is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada directory (Trusts and Estates), is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, and is recognized by Lexpert in Estates and Personal Tax Planning/Estate Litigation and in Charities/Not-for-Profit.