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Richard (Rick) Goodman Q.C.is a 1974 graduate of Dalhousie Law School and a 1971 Commerce graduate of Dalhousie facility of Commerce. Awarded a Queens Counsel in 1997 he has an extensive legal and business background as an owner of retail and web based operation as well commercial and residential real estate. Rick is experienced in providing large and smaller industrial and business concerns in a wide variety of legal issues including contractual, employment, and other commercial matters. He has had the opportunity to serve a number of terms as acting senior corporate counsel to one of Nova Scotia’s largest manufacturers and counsel to clients in a diverse range of businesses from control software to logging, wind turbine generation to trucking.


As a Standing Federal Crown Attorney for regulatory offences he has brought to trial matters involving enforcement of regulated commercial industries, particularly in the fishery. In addition he has completed a four year term as a panel member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.


Mr. Goodman has acted as a labour arbitrator and has participated as legal counsel in both civil and commercial mediations and arbitrations.


Rick Goodman Q.C. welcomes files in, Wills and Estates, Real Estate Purchases and Sales, Business Incorporation, Land Migration, civil litigation and arbitration, debt collection and other matters.


In his off time, he enjoys his association with Rotary International, Rotary International Youth Exchange, NNEC Interact club, golf, biking, kayaking, snooker and computer related activities.



Past Rotary Director of International Service for NS, Nfld, PEI, and St. Pierre, Miquelon.

Director Aberdeen Health Foundation

Economic Development Committee Pictou County Chamber of Commerce

Past President, Director of the Rotary Club of New Glasgow;

Past-Chairman Rotary International Youth Exchange, Counselor

Founding Director, and Secretary of The Friends of the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry Society; Chairperson - Donald Sobey

Past Director/Committee Chairman Decoste Entertainment Center, (Theatre) Pictou;

Past Committee Member Aberdeen Hospital A-l fund raising campaign 1990;

Past Director New Glasgow Waterfront Development Corporation;

Past Director Pictou County Tourist Association;

Past Director International Service Rotary Club of New Glasgow

District area co-coordinator Rotary International Polio Eradication Campaign

Vice-President Pictou County Barristers’ Association

Paul Harris Fellow awarded June 2002

Professional Associations:

Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association

Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Registered submitter Nova Scotia Land Registration Act


You can reach Rick by e-mail at: rick@goodmanmacdonald.ca

(902) 752-5090