Jeffrey D. Silver, TEP
Managing Partner

Phone (902) 678-6156
Ext. #226
Fax Fax: (902) 678-6010
Paralegal Terra Aston
Ext. #224

Jeffrey (Jeff) is Managing Partner of Taylor MacLellan Cochrane.

Preferred Areas of Practice

  • Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Estate and Succession Planning
  • Tax Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury


  • TEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practioners) 2013
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2002
  • LL.B. (University of Windsor) 2001
  • B.Ed. (Acadia University) 1997
  • B.A. (Acadia University) 1988

Professional Experience

Jeff graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After completion of his undergraduate degree at Acadia University, he relocated to Toronto, Ontario where he was employed as an insurance claims adjuster. He returned to Nova Scotia to work with Lindsay Morden Insurance Adjusters as an independent insurance adjuster. Jeff has completed studies through the Insurance Institute of Canada receiving certification as an Associate with the Institute. Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts second major and his Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree from Acadia University in 1997.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Windsor in 2001. While at Law School, Jeff participated in the 1999 Zuber Moot Competition, and in 2001 was a member of the 3rd place team in the International Niagara Moot Competition involving law schools from across Ontario and the United States. Jeff articled with the firm Boyne Clark in Dartmouth, and following his call to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2002, worked with that firm's personal injury and insurance litigation group. In 2004, Jeff returned with his family to the Annapolis Valley where he is now a Partner of Taylor MacLellan Cochrane.

Jeff's practice is focused on corporate/commercial law, wills and estate law, and succession planning, and tax law. Jeff has successfully completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' two year In-Depth I and In-Depth II tax courses, and has also attended that Institute's week long Advanced Tax Issues course on the Owner-Managed Business.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Jeff is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, Canadian Bar Association, Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise, and Eastern Kings Chamber of Commerce. Jeff has served as the Director of International Service for his Rotary Club. He has been a co-presentor at the Atlantic Provinces Tax Seminar and presents at various events on a wide range of business, wills, and estate issues.

Activities within the Firm

Managing Partner of the Firm, head of the firm's Corporate Department, and member of the Wills and Estates, Real Estate, and Personal Injury Practice Groups.

Legal Services

Kentville Office / Mailing Address:
50 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, NS
B4N 2E4

Windsor Office:
189 Gerrish Street
Windsor, NS

t: 902.678.6156 Kentville
t: 902.472.6156 Windsor
f: 902.678.6010
Toll Free: 1-888-4-TMC-LAW