mike melvinPosition on the Board:  Board Member
Company: McInnes Cooper

Mike is a corporate-commercial lawyer and a partner with the regional law firm of McInnes Cooper.  In addition to his regular corporate-commercial law practice, he is recognized as a leading Canadian franchise lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and in the Chambers Canada 2018 Guide. He is also an experienced Registered Trademark Agent.

Mike served as a consulting mentor in the Chamber’s Business Immigrant Mentorship Program from 2011 until it moved to its new home at Ignite Fredericton in 2019. He also sat on the Steering Committee for the Chamber’s Succession Connect program throughout its initial three-year pilot.  Mike is active in the start-up space, having served as a member of Ignite Fredericton’s Start-up Visa Committee and as a participant in office hours at Planet Hatch (giving free legal advice to start-up entrepreneurs).

Originally from St. John’s, NL, Mike studied music before going to law school.  He studied classical guitar performance and music history at Mount Allison University, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and The University of Arizona. 

Outside of work, Mike’s new found passion is physical fitness and he regularly attends personal training sessions throughout the week. He also enjoys quiet nights at home with his wife, Carol Ann, his back deck and fire pit, DIY projects around the house, good coffee and the occasional cigar.

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