The Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry was established in 1995 to honor a senior level individual in the environmental industry in recognition of their meritorious service, leadership, and dedication to the quality of the environment and to the development of the environmental industry in New England.
To honor and acknowledge the special contribution of Stephen G. Lewis to the environmental industry, a resolution of the Board of Directors on October 2, 2000, advanced the name of this award to the Stephen G. Lewis Environmental Merit Award for Service to the Environmental Industry.View Past Award Winners
Award Recipient: Thomas A. Mackie, Outgoing Chair, EBC Board of Directors; Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea, P.C.
In Recognition of Meritorious Service, Leadership and Dedication to Improving the Quality of the Environment and to the Development of the Environmental – Energy Industry in New England
Thomas A. Mackie is an environmental business lawyer. For over thirty-five years he has advised companies in the environmental industry and other businesses facing environmental issues. He handles facility siting, environmental and land use permitting, appeals, regulatory compliance, enforcement defense, liability and insurance coverage cases. For industry leaders Mr. Mackie spearheads environmental due diligence in acquisitions, mergers and similar transactions. These projects regularly involve the evaluation of myriad environmental liabilities, permits and licenses.
Currently he is Chairman of the Board of the Environmental Business Council of New England and on the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden. He regularly presents at seminars on environmental law and regulation for the EBC, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and other organizations. For the last fifteen years he has authored the chapter on “Massachusetts Solid Waste Law and Regulation” in the Massachusetts Environmental Law treatise published by MCLE. Mr. Mackie graduated from Hobart College and earned his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.