William Nearing is a partner in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer.  He joined the firm when it and Cassidy Nearing Berryman merged in June 2018.

Bill’s areas of concentration include wills and estate planning, real property, and corporate and commercial.  In addition to urban clients, Bill also provides legal services through a satellite office in Porter’s Lake.  Call 902-827-3604.

Bill is a member of the Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia.


Bar Admission

  • 1981

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


  • Dalhousie University (LL.B., 1981)
  • Dalhousie University (BSc)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Real Estate Lawyers Association of Nova Scotia – member

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English