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Deanne MacLeod


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



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1997

Legal Assistant(s): Melanie Waugh

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Working with a diverse group of clients including entrepreneurs, public companies and real estate investment trusts, Deanne has:

  • Lead transaction teams on acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations on local, regional and national businesses.
  • Advised on the acquisition and divestiture of commercial real estate portfolios, leasing matters and secured financings.
  • Provided competition law advice regarding mergers, marketing and advertising, contests and promotions and competitor contracts.
  • Provided ongoing strategic and commercial advice.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, M.B.A., LL.B., 1996
Mount Saint Vincent University, B.B.A., 1992


Past chair, board of governors, Mount Saint Vincent University
Member, board of governors, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2009-present
President, Mount Saint Vincent Alumnae Association, 2011-2013
Member, board of directors, Mount Saint Vincent Alumnae Association, 2008-2015
Chair, board of governors, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2007-2008
Practice group leader, Business Transactions, Stewart McKelvey, 2011-2015
Practice group leader, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stewart McKelvey, 2008-2011
Chair, students committee, Stewart McKelvey, 2006-2010; member, 2016-present
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, board of directors, Phoenix Youth Programs, 2016-present
Member, board of directors, Kids Up Front – Atlantic, 2016-present


Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law
Lexpert rating: Mergers & Acquisitions
Lexpert Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40’, 2009

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