Mark MacDonald, QC


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1981

Legal Assistant(s): Heidi Butler

Mark practiced with Stewart McKelvey on a full time basis from 1981 to 2003 and since then has engaged in his own transportation business and been associated with a number of other leading businesses and organizations in Atlantic Canada and elsewhere. During his previous practice with the firm, Mark was a leading practitioner in several sectors including shipping, energy, natural resources and construction. He played important roles in a number of major Atlantic Canada projects, had associations with some of our region’s leading entrepreneurs and played significant roles in the management of the firm. Now acting as counsel to Stewart McKelvey Mark continues to lend his legal background and broad business experience to the firm’s clients and Atlantic Canada businesses.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Science (Distinction) and Diploma in Engineering
Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Laws, 1980


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Ferries Holdings Limited and subsidiary operating companies.
Member, Advisory Board of the Bragg Group of Companies
Director, Scotia Investments Limited
Member, Advisory Board of Acadian Seaplants Limited
Director, Interferry, the ferry industry’s world wide organization
Past chair, Halifax Port Authority (2007-2012)
Member, Marine Transportation Advisory Council
Past Chair, Sacred Heart School of Halifax


Queen’s Counsel, 1998