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Deanne MacLeod, K.C.


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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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


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Chair, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2024 – present
Trustee, Phoenix Youth Programs Charitable Foundation
Member, Stewart McKelvey Partnership Board
Past-Chair, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


King’s Counsel, 2023
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2019 – 2023
Lexpert rating: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012, 2015 – 2017, 2019 – 2020, 2023
Lexpert rating: Competition Law, 2020 – 2024
Lexpert Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40’, 2009


Panelist, “Strategies to maximize price & negotiate deal terms”, Business Transitions Forum Atlantic

April 12, 2022

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