Thomas A. Mackie ’77, managing shareholder of the Boston-based environmental law firm Mackie Shea, PC, has been elected chairman of the board of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC).
An environmental business lawyer, Mackie has more than 30 years of experience advising businesses and municipalities facing complex environmental issues. He steps into the role of chairman having served on the EBC’s board for 13 years, most recently as vice chair of membership on the Executive Committee.
“I am thrilled to serve as chairman of the EBC, an organization that has ably served the environmental and energy business sector for over 25 years,” says Mackie.
Established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives, the EBC has grown into the first organization in the United States to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The organization enhances business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses.
Mackie Shea, PC, is a leading boutique environmental, land use and litigation law firm. The firm and its attorneys have been recognized for their expertise, appearing in publications like The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA’s listing of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Mackie himself was listed in Best Lawyers in America for Expertise in Environmental Law for 2016, marking the eighth straight year he has been named to the peer-reviewed list. He is the author of “Solid Waste Law and Regulation” in Massachusetts Environmental Law which is widely regarded as the leading treatise on environment law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has chaired or served as a panelist on numerous committees and seminars on solid waste and environmental liability issues for the Environmental Business Council, Boston Bar Association, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
Mackie earned his B.S. in biology from Hobart College, where he played on the Statesmen soccer team and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He holds his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. He is married to Margaret Hewit Mackie ’78.