Administrative Law

Our firm regularly represents clients in a wide range of matters before administrative tribunals such as the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC), municipal councils, and various other administrative bodies.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our firm can provide alternative services to traditional litigation to resolve disputes. These services include private mediation, arbitration, facilitation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes which are employed for the efficient and effective resolution of our client’s legal issues.

Civil Litigation

Our lawyers have extensive experience in litigation involving many different areas of law ranging from the most basic disputes to complex matters. Our lawyers regularly appear before all levels of court, including the Supreme and Appellate Courts of Prince Edward Island, and act for both plaintiffs and defendants on a wide variety of matters.

Construction Law

Our clients benefit from the experience of our lawyers in all areas of Construction Law including (but not limited to) the negotiation and preparation of contracts, deal structuring, financing, mechanics’ liens, and dispute resolution.

Corporate & Commercial

Our firm offers exceptional service in all areas of Corporate and Commercial Law. Whether the issue is a simple incorporation or a multi-party acquisition we have the knowledge, experience and resources required to accommodate any requirement of our valued corporate clients.


Our firm has vast experience in representing clients in a wide array of criminal matters. Our lawyers have appeared before all levels of the court system and are proficient acting as counsel for both defendants and the Crown.


Our lawyers offer environmental services and are able to guide companies and municipalities with environmental due diligence in managing industrial operations, contaminated land clean-up, transactions and lawsuits. We have experience representing our clients in civil litigation and at regulatory tribunal hearings on environmental issues.


Our firm offers services in all areas of Family Law including divorce, separation, division of matrimonial property, child custody disputes, and child support. Our family law lawyers are sensitive to the emotional nature of these legal issues and carry out their work in a professional and humane manner.

Financial Services, Banking & Insolvency

Our firm offers exceptional service to both lenders and borrowers for many types of financial transactions. We also have vast experience representing clients from all sectors in insolvency matters.


We specialize in the jurisprudence of the health care industry and its application to health care providers and patients. Our lawyers have vast experience in representing medical professionals including the unions and colleges of health care providers. CSM can also provide our individual clients with the benefit of our experience in litigation in instances of medical negligence.

Insurance Litigation

CSM provides insurance litigation services to both individuals and insurance companies regarding a wide variety of issues within the insurance industry. We strive for positive, cost-efficient results for all of our clients.

Labour & Litigation

Our firm has considerable experience in the field of Labour and Employment Law. Our lawyers regularly facilitate contract negotiations, appear before the Labour Relations Board and represent clients at various arbitration hearings. Our lawyers often appear before the Supreme Court on appeals, applications for judicial review and injunction applications. Our litigation lawyers also act on other employment related matters including wrongful dismissal claims.


Our firm’s Municipal Law practice involves applying the experience of the firm to the entire range of legal needs of our public and private-sector clients. In particular, our lawyers are experienced in providing advice and conducting hearings with respect to land use planning and development matters as well as advising on the interpretation and compliance with local government legislation.

Natural Resource & Energy

Our team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in matters pertaining to energy in Canada and more specifically in Prince Edward Island. Our lawyers possess an in-depth understanding of the applicable legislation and jurisprudence, and have extensive experience with both the regulatory and commercial side of the energy area, having participated in rate determination hearings as well as negotiating amalgamations, mergers, alliances and partnerships.

Personal Injury

Our firm has extensive experience dealing with personal injury claims from both the perspective of both the plaintiff and the defendant. Our lawyers are committed to providing individuals with the highest quality of service available in this field. We assist clients with all legal aspects of their injury through settlement negotiations or litigation in order to achieve the optimal outcome in resolving the matter. Contingency fee arrangements can be made available in appropriate cases.

Real Estate

Carr, Stevenson & MacKay provides the highest quality real estate services available by employing a property section in our firm made up of full-time real estate transaction specialists. We offer a wide range of services for residential and commercial clients including the representation of purchasers and vendors in property transactions, re-financing and mortgages, regulatory approvals, subdivision, and condominium developments.

The Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island has prepared an informative pamphlet outlining the process of purchasing property on Prince Edward Island. To view this pamphlet click here.

To learn more about Carr, Stevenson & MacKay’s real estate services please do not hesitate to contact us.

Securities & Corporate Finance

Our firm represents a diverse range of public and private companies requiring sophisticated legal advice on both regulatory and non-regulatory matters. Our practice includes all manner of public and private financing including IPOs, primary and secondary offerings, debt securities, bond issues, private placements, structured financings, and asset backed and off-balance sheet financings.

Wills, Estates & Trusts

Our firm has extensive experience in estate planning and in the administration of wills and trusts. Our lawyers recognize the importance of competent guidance in this personal area of law and have vast experience providing our clients with services that include last wills and testaments, powers of attorney, probate and administration petitions, and estate planning advice.