Geoff Muttart is a native of Kings County, Nova Scotia and has practiced
law in Kentville since 1995. In addition to his law degree, he has
a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology. He has specialized training
from DalTech in Environmental Law and related legislation. He is also
an Authorized Lawyer pursuant to the Land Registration
Act, which permits
him to conduct property transactions in Nova Scotia pursuant to the Act.
Geoff provides legal solutions to Municipal Governments, Farms, Businesses and Individuals. He has a comprehensive practice with extensive experience in Municipal Law, Planning and Zoning Law, Public Procurement (e.g. tenders), Real Estate Law (including Commercial & Residential Financing), Agricultural Law, Business Law and Estate Planning Law. He has represented parties in litigation matters before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Probate Court, Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, and Nova Scotia Police Review Board. He provides comprehensive legal services to the Town of Kentville, Town of Berwick and Village of Port Williams, as well as Alternative Resource Energy Authority and Kings Transit Authority. His Agricultural clients include supply managed commodities, fruit growers, wineries, wholesalers and distributors.
Geoff advises clients about both business and personal legal
issues. These include: real estate and construction disputes; disagreements over property boundaries and access; purchase and sale of businesses and property; managing environmentally contaminated sites; advocating for and against proposed developments; employment issues; planning for death and disability (e.g. wills and powers of attorney); and management of Estates following death (including Probate).
Geoff presently serves as a Director of the Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia. Past professional contributions include: Professional Standards (Real Estate) Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, and President of The Kings County Barristers Society. Geoff belongs to various sections of the Canadian Bar Association - Nova Scotia Branch.
Geoff has previously served as Secretary of the Annapolis Valley Farmland Trust Society and Chairperson of the Trust's Land Acquisition Committee. He is a Past-Chairperson of the Kings Regional Development Agency (precursor to the Annapolis Valley Regional Enterprise Network), and was also Secretary of the Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce (now Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce) for many years. He enjoys coaching minor hockey.
Geoff lives in Port Williams with his wife Anne-Marie and their children, where Anne-Marie grows Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes for a local winery.
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
t. 902.678.2157 • f. 902.678.9455