Allison McCarthy


Holding the line.

Allison brings the ability to negotiate a resolution that is in line with his client’s needs. He is effective and efficient, and helps them identify the areas of critical importance to their goals and the areas they have flexibility on to make the deal work.

Representative matters

Allison helps his clients by:
  • Acting on behalf of real property purchasers in the acquisition of apartment buildings, shopping centres and mobile home parks and all of the related financing work.
  • Planning and implementing estate plans, estate freezes and purifications for owner-managed businesses.
  • Acting on behalf of both vendors and purchasers in business transfers, both for asset sales and share sales.
  • Acting for lenders in venture capital financing through all stages of the negotiation, due diligence, document preparation and closing.
  • Representing provincial governments with respect to P3 infrastructure projects for schools, hospitals and communications infrastructure.

Areas of practice

  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Tax
  • Owner Managed Business
  • Securities/Corporate Finance
  • Property and Real Estate Development
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency


New Brunswick, 1992


Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of New Brunswick


University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1991
St. Thomas University, B.A., 1987


  • Office partner, Fredericton, Stewart McKelvey, 2009-2015
  • Member, TNB Board of Governors, 2014 - present
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation




Banking (Including Financial Institutions Regulatory Law)
Corporate / Commercial
Estate and Personal Tax Planning / Estate Litigation
Property Development (Real Estate; Land Use Planning / Municipal)


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  • Best Lawyers 2019 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Fredericton
  • Best Lawyers 2018 Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Fredericton 
  • Best Lawyers 2016 Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Fredericton
  • Best Lawyers: Commercial Leasing Law, 2016-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate Governance Practice, 2016-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Director and Officer Liability Practice, 2016-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Securities Law, 2016-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance, 2012-2019
  • Best Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2013-2019

Suite 600, Frederick Square
77 Westmorland Street
P.O. Box 730
Fredericton, NB, Canada
E3B 5B4

P 506.444.8977
F 506.444.8974
C 506.461.2218

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