As the firm’s principle lawyer, Ethan Kim’s focuses his practice on immigration, property, and corporate/commercial services. Additionally, he provides a wide range of legal services, utilizing his many years of experience in the legal profession here in Halifax.
An alumni of Dalhousie University’s Law School, Ethan is fluent in both English and Korean. He is also a criminology researcher and, in his spare time, practices Tae Kwon Do and produces local films.
Alison Steeves’ practice focuses primarily on litigation and dispute resolution. Alison regularly advises and represents clients with regard to matters such as: commercial litigation, personal injury, breach of contract, wrongful dismissal, regulatory litigation, municipal and land use issues, products liability, human rights violations and other administrative law issues.
Alison works with individuals and corporate clients to thoroughly assess the facts of their case, their priorities, the important legal issues and alternative solutions. She manages all phases of the litigation from investigation, pleadings, and discovery through pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal processes. Her practice also includes immigration law and business law work.
Alison graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa’s English Common Law program. Before returning to her roots in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she practiced trade law litigation at Global Affairs Canada. Prior to that, she completed her articles with an international corporate law firm based in Ottawa, Ontario, where she worked primarily on litigation, employment, labour and human rights files. Alison also holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a B.A.H in Spanish from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Alison practices in English, but can assist clients in Spanish and Portuguese as well.
Brent Arnold was born and raised in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. He graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and earned his Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Brent is an articled clerk focused on absorbing as much knowledge as he can from the senior lawyers at the firm.
Prior to attending law school, Brent worked at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada as a research assistant studying food-borne pathogens. During law school, Brent completed a term at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic. Additionally, he served as Chair of the Law Student’s Society and President of the Domus Legis Society.
Outside of the office, Brent likes to stay active by playing recreational Ultimate Frisbee.