Mr. McKay is a retired lawyer. He practiced law for over 40 years at the Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody where he served for 17 years as its managing partner. He concentrated his practice on the representation of business entities and financial institutions in a variety of transactional matters and served as outside corporate counsel to clients of all sizes in a variety of business sectors, from high tech manufacturing and software to healthcare and banking. He regularly represented both borrowers and lenders in sophisticated commercial finance transactions and advised clients seeking to raise private equity. He counseled clients in connection with corporate governance, antitrust and Canadian-American cross-border trade issues.
Mr. McKay also served for eight years as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine Business School where he taught business law and ethics to MBA candidates. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Seacoast Mission, a Maine-based nonprofit providing medical, community outreach and youth development services to offshore islands and to challenged mainland communities in Downeast Maine. He also serves on the board of directors of the Acadia Senior College and chairs the Town of Mount Desert Economic Development Committee and several related entities that promote and support community sustainability initiatives on Maine’s Mount Desert Island.