Benjamin P. Carver, TEP

Legal Assistant: Wendy Schwartz

Ben’s practice focuses on wills, trusts and estates. He advises clients on all forms of estate planning and assists with the administration of trusts and estates. Ben also acts as litigation counsel in contentious disputes involving wills, trusts, inheritances, and powers of attorney.

Ben is a partner in the firm and has been designated a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He studied law at McGill University, earning degrees in common law and civil law, and is also a graduate of Dalhousie University.

Ben keeps current by regularly attending professional development seminars. In addition, he sits on the Executive of STEP Atlantic, as well as the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s Professional Standards Committee for Wills, Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives.

  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2013 
  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University (2012) 
  • B.A. (Dalhousie University, 2008)

Ben’s experience includes:

  • Trusts (including family, alter ego and joint partner trusts)
  • Estate and incapacity planning
  • Estate, fiduciary and capacity litigation
  • Adult guardianship applications
  • Probate Court applications
  • Domestic contracts
  • Incorporation and reorganization of private companies
  • Purchase and sale of private companies
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives Standards Committee – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Director, Health Services Foundation of the South Shore
  • Past Executive Member, Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy
  • Past Executive Member, Autism Nova Scotia (South Shore Chapter)

Ben has been a guest speaker for groups such as South Shore Palliative Care, the VON, the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners’ Association, the Lunenburg-Queens Volunteer Partnership, the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, the Acadia Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre, and Autism Nova Scotia. He enjoys these engagements and welcomes new opportunities to present on topics in the areas of estate planning, incapacity planning, and elder abuse.


Qualifications
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2013 
  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University (2012) 
  • B.A. (Dalhousie University, 2008
Experience

Ben’s experience includes:
  • Trusts (including family, alter ego and joint partner trusts)
  • Estate and incapacity planning
  • Estate, fiduciary and capacity litigation
  • Adult guardianship applications
  • Probate Court applications
  • Domestic contracts
  • Incorporation and reorganization of private companies
  • Purchase and sale of private companies
Activities & Affiliations

Professional Activities and Affiliations 
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives Standards Committee – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities 
  • Director, Health Services Foundation of the South Shore
  • Past Executive Member, Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy
  • Past Executive Member, Autism Nova Scotia (South Shore Chapter)
Publications & Presentations

Ben has been a guest speaker for groups such as South Shore Palliative Care, the VON, the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners’ Association, the Lunenburg-Queens Volunteer Partnership, the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, the Acadia Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre, and Autism Nova Scotia. He enjoys these engagements and welcomes new opportunities to present on topics in the areas of estate planning, incapacity planning, and elder abuse.