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W Patric Mackesy Acclaimed 76th President of HLA

Posted on: Jun 04, 2018

Congratulations to W Patric Mackesy who was acclaimed the 76th President of The Hamilton Law Association at our Annual General Meeting held on May 31st, 2018!

W Patric Mackesy is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (St. Jerome's College) in 1965 and obtained his LLB (cum laude) from University of Ottawa in 1969. He articled for John White and after his call to the bar in 1971 joined the firm of White and Swaye. A partner in 1972, the firm evolved into Mackesy, Smye LLP, ...which specializes in personal injury work. W Patric Mackesy is a partner at Mackesy Smye LLP. His practice concentrates on real estate, real estate development, wills, powers of attorney, estates and corporate law. He also maintains a general litigation practice with particular emphasis on estate law. He had an extensive practice in family law and continues to act as a mediator relative to family law disputes.

Law has been very good to W Patric Mackesy allowing him to provide extensive volunteer hours in the community and both as a presenter at seminars and assisting in committee work (family, real estate & technology) through the Hamilton Law Association. Pat has served as Chair of the Real Estate, Collections & Library Excellence, and New Lawyers' Subcommittees of The Hamilton Law Association. Most recently, he has served as Vice-President, and before that as Secretary-Treasurer.

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W Patric Mackesy Acclaimed 76th President of HLA

Posted on: Jun 04, 2018

Congratulations to W Patric Mackesy who was acclaimed the 76th President of The Hamilton Law Association at our Annual General Meeting held on May 31st, 2018!

W Patric Mackesy is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (St. Jerome's College) in 1965 and obtained his LLB (cum laude) from University of Ottawa in 1969. He articled for John White and after his call to the bar in 1971 joined the firm of White and Swaye. A partner in 1972, the firm evolved into Mackesy, Smye LLP, ...which specializes in personal injury work. W Patric Mackesy is a partner at Mackesy Smye LLP. His practice concentrates on real estate, real estate development, wills, powers of attorney, estates and corporate law. He also maintains a general litigation practice with particular emphasis on estate law. He had an extensive practice in family law and continues to act as a mediator relative to family law disputes.

Law has been very good to W Patric Mackesy allowing him to provide extensive volunteer hours in the community and both as a presenter at seminars and assisting in committee work (family, real estate & technology) through the Hamilton Law Association. Pat has served as Chair of the Real Estate, Collections & Library Excellence, and New Lawyers' Subcommittees of The Hamilton Law Association. Most recently, he has served as Vice-President, and before that as Secretary-Treasurer.

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2018 HOLIDAY HOURS

December 24th - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
December 25th - CLOSED
December 26th - CLOSED
December 27th - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 28th - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 31st - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
January 1st - CLOSED
January 2nd - REGULAR HOURS COMMENCE

Message from the President

This is my fourth infomercial to the members of the HLA. I have just returned from the HLA sponsored tour to Peru that focused on Machu Picchu and the Amazon. It was a great vacation with some interesting and informative CPD, as well as good friendship and camaraderie. Stay tuned as to whether the Trustees decide to continue with HLA trips in 2020 and, if so, where. My personal thought is to plan for a shorter time away that is a bit cheaper, which would cater more to the younger lawyers. We will see. CONTINUE READING


W Patric Mackesy, President 2018-2019

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