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Gerald McMackin, QC


Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2A9



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 1972

Legal Assistant(s): Shelley Sommerville

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Gerry has seen it all when it comes to practicing law: the good, the bad and the ugly. He acts as counsel to many owner managed businesses and their families. He is experienced in developing and implementing business succession and estate planning solutions. Gerry is also actively involved in many charitable and community activities.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1972
University of New Brunswick, B.A., 1970


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, STEP
Honorary counsel, The Greater Saint John Community Foundation
Director, Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd., 2002 to present
Director, Community Foundations of Canada, 2002-2010
Secretary, vice-president & director, The Greater Saint John Community Foundation, 1990-2001
Chair, Rothesay Netherwood School, 1993-1997
Councilor, Town of Rothesay, 1983-1992
Governor, Rothesay Netherwood School, 1975 to present


Queen’s Counsel, 2004
Best Lawyers 2019 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Saint John
Founder, Rothesay Netherwood School, 2018
Best Lawyers 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Saint John
Best Lawyers 2015 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Saint John
Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2010-2022
Recipient, Paul Harris Fellowship Award, 2007
Recipient, Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2003
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2013 – 2021
Lexpert rating: Estate & Personal Tax Planning, 2010 – 2021
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

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