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Frederick McElman, CM, QC

Partner

501-140 Carleton Street
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 3T4

+1.506.444.8979

+1.506.461.2153

+1.506.444.8974

fmcelman@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 1978

Legal Assistant(s): Courtney St Peter, Francine Bradbury, Wendy Ebbett

Working with a diverse group of clients which include government and quasi-government bodies, professional associations, boards of directors, construction firms, vendors and purchasers of businesses, some of the examples of the services Fred has performed for his clients include:

  • Acting as legal counsel to a high profile advisory board appointed to give strategic advice to the lenders and creditors of a large industrial/construction venture.
  • Drafting and guiding private acts through the legislative process for 10 professional associations.
  • Acting as counsel to receivers and trustees on significant insolvency cases.
  • Serving as litigation defence counsel in a $48 million legal action involving the largest private construction project in the province.

Education & Career

Education

Harvard University, LL.M., 1979
University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1978
University of New Brunswick, B.B.A., 1972

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Order of Canada
Governor, Lifesaving Society New Brunswick
Trademark agent
Former Chair, Plan International Inc.

Accolades

Queen’s Counsel, 2006
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2012-2021
Best Lawyers: Intellectual Property Law, 2012, 2014-2021
Recipient, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Lexpert rating: Banking &  Financial Institutions, 2008 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2011 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, 2011 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Intellectual Property, 2010 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Corporate Commercial, 2018 – 2020
Lexpert rating: Computer & IT Law, 2008 – 2012
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

Presentations

Frequent presentations to professional associations and boards on effective governance, regulatory matters and professional discipline.

 
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