Patrick I. Cassidy, KC

Patrick I. Cassidy, KC

Pat is a partner in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer.  Prior to joining the firm through a merger in June 2018, he was the Managing Partner of Cassidy Nearing Berryman, a Halifax law firm.

Pat has built a successful career in Condominium Law and acts for the majority of the condominium corporations in Nova Scotia, as well as developers of condominium and fractional projects throughout Atlantic Canada.  In 1998, he was made a Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute (FCCI).

A frequent writer for various publications, Pat also is a lecturer and teacher for several institutions across Canada and the United States, including his alma mater, Dalhousie Law School.   He is past chair of CCI National and the CCI–NS Chapter, where he remains an active member.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (1982)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law


  • Atlantic School of Theology (Masters of Theological Studies, 2000)
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (ACCI Designation, 1996)
  • Dalhousie Law School (LL.B., 1981)
  • Saint Mary’s University (B. Comm., 1978)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Nova Scotia LAP – Peer Volunteer
  • Nova Scotia Barristers Society – Fitness To Practice Committee – Chair
  • Continuing Legal Education Society – Chair
  • Condominium Law Letter – Editorial Board
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – Nova Scotia Chapter – Chair
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – National – Chair
  • Nova Scotia Lawyers’ Assistance Plan – Chair
  • Legal Profession Assistance Conference – Chair
  • Nova Scotia Barristers Society – Elected Council Member
  • Canadian Bar Association – Elected National Board Member

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Atlantic School of Theology – Thesis Research Review Committee
  • Sacred Heart School of Halifax – Chair
  • Canadian Martyrs Finance Council – Chair
  • Halifax Diocesan Finance Council – Chair                 

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


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