Peter Albert McKay, Of Counsel

Peter has extensive experience in international and domestic law, particularly with regards to International Civil and Criminal Litigation, Immigration and Nationalities. He currently also serves as President of County Waterford.

From approximately 2001 through 2003, he conducted legal research regarding the October 13, 1983, Extradition Treaty between the United States and Italy in the matter of US versus Mateus-Triana. This was a criminal case, in the United States District Court, for the Southern District of New York before the Honorable Judge Kram.

From 2010-2012, he conducted legal research concerning the impact of the extradition treaty between the United States and Ecuador, signed June 28, 1872, and the successive treaty signed, September 22, 1939. These fell under his duties as counsel for an Ecuadorian-owned New York State Corporation, located in New York City.

He has also successfully represented International Corporations and Individuals in securing Immigrant and non-Immigrant visas, and has successfully represented clients in criminal and civil litigation and on motion in the State and Federal Courts. He has also negotiated settlements for plaintiffs and defendants in Civil litigation.

Other Experience and Honors

  • Legal Services for Individuals and Domestic and International Corporation, throughout the U.S. and Europe
  • Representation for a private Ecuadorian Company with respect to legal issues within and outside the U.S.
  • Counsel to a New York Media Management Company managing the careers of T.V. anchor people throughout the U.S.
  • Awarded an order of Merit from the Spanish government


P.S. 41, Greenwich Village, New York, 1950-1954

Overseas School of Rome, Rome Italy, 1954-1955

Madrid Spain -1955-1956

L’ Aiglon College Villars, Switzerland 1956-1957

  • Winner of the Lord Byron Essay Contest

Bedford Junior High School, Westport, Connecticut 1957-1959

Sterling School, Craftsbury Common, Vermont, 1959-1963

  • Graduated Valedictorian
  • Awarded Spanish Prize, English Prize, History Prize, and Dramatic Prize

Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1963-1964

Columbia University, New York, New York 1966-1969

  • Graduated with honors, B.A. in History

American University (Washington College of Law), 1969-1979, J.D. 1971

Columbia University, New York, New York 1983

  • Masters Degree in History


  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French

Teaching Experience

Columbia University – Spring 1973

  • Teaching assistant under Professor Kenneth Jackson, American Urban History.

Malcolm King College 1975-1977

  • Teaching Weekly class in American History in Malcolm King College (an extension of Fordham University and Mt. St. Vincent College)

John Jay College of criminal Justice, NY, NY and St. Josephs University Philadelphia, PA

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