About Jeffery

Jeffery has a commercial practice focusing on real property, business, aboriginal and energy and natural resources law. His practice involves completing commercial transactions, such as purchases and sales of businesses, commercial financings and drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial agreements.

Another significant aspect of Jeffery’s practice is regulatory law. He advises clients on various regulatory obligations, including environmental considerations, in the aquaculture, agriculture, forestry, energy and other related sectors. He has also represented clients before the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board. An extension of his regulatory practice, Jeffery has a special focus on Aboriginal law, particularly with respect to aboriginal consultation and engagement, as well as advising indigenous people, indigenous communities and developers regarding economic development on reserve lands. His practice uniquely integrates his knowledge and experience in commercial, regulatory and Aboriginal law to provide well-rounded advice in these contexts.

Jeffery is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Law Society of New Brunswick, and the York-Sunbury Law Society, and is a former Lord Beaverbrook Scholar in Law. He is also a founding and current co-chair of the Aboriginal Law section of CBA-New Brunswick. In this role, Jeffery regularly organizes learning opportunities for other lawyers in the Aboriginal Law field. Jeffery’s legal assessment of disputes over Indigenous fishing rights in Atlantic Canada has been included in a recently published book on the topic: Contested Waters: The Struggle for Rights and Reconciliation in the Atlantic Fishery (https://nimbus.ca/store/contested-waters.html).  He shares his knowledge of the field with aspiring lawyers by serving as coach to the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Law Moot Team at UNB. Further, Jeff is the student Recruitment Chair for McInnes Cooper’s Fredericton office, often leading recruitment events.

In his spare time, Jeff stays active by road cycling, running half marathons and chasing after his two energetic daughters. He currently sits on the Endowment Board for the Fredericton YMCA, holds the position of Secretary on the Executive to the Board of the Fredericton Endowment Fund Inc., and is a past Trustee Board Member of the Nature Trust of New Brunswick.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Aboriginal Law and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) (2024)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Recruitment Chair on the board of McInnes Cooper’s Fredericton Office
  • Secretary Executive to the Board of the YMCA Fredericton Endowment Fund Inc.
  • Director of the Fredericton YMCA Endowment Fund Inc.
  • Founding Co-chair of the Aboriginal Law section of CBA-New Brunswick, 2014-2022
  • Past Trustee Board Member of The Nature Trust of New Brunswick Inc., 2012-2014


  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2010)
  • M.Sc., University of New Brunswick (2004)
  • B.Sc., University of New Brunswick (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • New Brunswick (2011)