MacNeal Darnley has a corporate/commercial practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance matters including management fiduciary liability and the protection of confidential business information and trade secrets. MacNeal’s practice also focuses on cybersecurity and national security matters, where he works with clients in federally-regulated industries and transactions to provide legal, policy and government relations solutions.
MacNeal is a graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Law and he holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction from the University of Toronto. While pursuing his legal education, MacNeal volunteered as a Project Lead for Pro Bono Students Canada, as a Volunteer Editor for the Queen’s Law Journal, and as a Food Bank Volunteer at The Downtown Mission of Windsor. He served in numerous leadership positions with the Law Students’ Society at Queen’s, and worked as a judicial extern to an appellate judge at the Michigan Court of Appeals. MacNeal also summered and articled with the Firm prior to joining as an associate in 2021.
In his spare time, MacNeal enjoys teaching sailing, maintaining his Ford Mustang, and spending time with his family.