The call of Cape Breton has lured Patrick Lamey from his birthplace of Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is proud to call Cape Breton home and to have the privilege to provide a broad range of legal services in a community in which his family tree has deep roots.
After graduating with Honours from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 1992, Patrick crossed the Canso Causeway to complete his articles at Evans MacIsaac MacMillan (as it was called then). After being admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1993, Patrick was quickly made an associate and in 2014 he became a co-owner/manager of EMM LAW Incorporated.
Patrick’s areas of practice include: Wills & Estate Planning, Estates Law (Probate and Administration), Real Estate Law, Elder Law, and Corporate & Commercial Law.
Patrick regularly speaks to groups throughout the community about Estate Planning and related topics. “I truly believe that most people sincerely understand how important it is to be proactive with their Will and Estate Planning; I am happy to help people determine their own unique estate plans and to put them into action”.
Patrick is a member Estates & Trusts Section and Elder Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia Branch). He has prepared and presented papers at CBA-NS conferences, including “Planning for the terminally Ill,” and “Mobility of Advance Medical Care Directives (Living Wills)”.
Patrick regularly handles a high volume of residential and commercial real estate transactions.
Patrick is a qualified lawyer under the Nova Scotia Land Registration Act which, since 2005, has enabled him 2005 to convert (migrate) property title to the Land Registration System. He is also a member of the Real Estate Section of the CBA-NS and is currently on the Board of Directors for of the Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia.
Having been involved in family businesses through his youth, Patrick connects with the interests of his business and corporate clients. He is regularly retained to act for business organizations throughout the community, from start-up sole proprietorships and partnerships to well-established owner-operated enterprises. His business clients include resource-based clients in the agriculture and fisheries industries. He is also a member of the Business Law and Tax Law Sections of the CBA-NS.
Passionate about the music and culture of his adoptive homeland, Patrick is a founding board member of Cape Breton’s award-winning Celtic Colours International Festival a long-time volunteer. He was also a Board Member and the Chair of the Entertainment and Pipe Band sub-committees for the Canso Causeway 50th Anniversary Society.
“What a wonderful culture we have in Cape Breton. Whether picking out a few tunes on an acoustic guitar, joining in on a song session, playing bagpipes, learning about Gaelic culture and language or kicking up my heals at a square dance - this is truly a magical place to celebrated and one to enjoy every chance you can get.”
Patrick believes in the importance of service to community. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Port Hawkesbury and is currently the President for the 2017-18 term.
Patrick is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society (served on Council as Strait Area representative and on the Trust Accounts, Legal Ethics Sub-Committees and the and Multi-Disciplinary Practices Task Force), Strait Area Bar Society (served as past Secretary).
On February 8, 2023, Patrick received the appointment of Kings Counsel from the Attorney General (Minister of Justice) of Nova Scotia in recognition of his commitment to the legal profession and contribution to the community.
Patrick and his partner Heather Richards live in Port Hawkesbury with their son Dav.
Areas of practice: Real Estate, Wills and Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Corporate / Commercial
When acting for first time home buyers or sophisticated land developers, I find each real estate file I take to be special because they involve different clients, different properties and transactions with their own unique twists and turns.Patrick C. Lamey, KC