Loyalty, relationships and experience shape our businesses and communities. Kevin is proud to serve clients who share these values as they work to build our city and province. He helps them provide and access the funding required for their commercial enterprises and projects, which form the infrastructure of our community.

Work Highlights

Expo Lands

  • Advice on the financing and development of the former Expo Lands

University of British Columbia

  • Ongoing assistance on financing, expansion and development of UBC lands

Vancouver Port Authority

  • Ongoing support on acquisitions, financing and corporate matters
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Kevin values our clients’ commitment to their businesses and brings that same commitment to efficiently meeting their legal requirements.

Services
Corporate lending and borrowing Advising on appropriate financing and security structures involving various types of borrowers
Syndicated and participation loans Acquisition financing
Real estate and construction financing Project financing
Financing involving First Nations Cross-border and multi-jurisdictional financing arrangements
Trade financing Asset-backed lending
Mezzanine financing Multicurrency financing
Equipment leasing and financing Aviation financing
Automotive dealership financing Debtor in-possession financing
Restructuring of existing debt Enforcement and realization of security
Complex commercial foreclosures Complex bankruptcy matters and CCAA proceedings
Corporate restructuring transactions

Kevin’s range of experience working through these complex financings is a resource from which he tailors unique and strategic solutions. He excels at working through difficulties, adding a practical viewpoint and providing workable solutions.

Kevin considers it a privilege to be a lawyer. With this privilege comes a responsibility to be a positive influencer and to give back to the community. He has served many local charities and organizations, including:

  • Grizzlies Foundation
  • Hooplaw Charitable Foundation
  • Children’s Foundation
  • Covenant House
  • Western Canadian Paediatric AIDS Society
  • Vancouver School Board
  • War Amps
  • Salvation Army
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Canuck Place
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • St. Thomas More Collegiate High School
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
  • Promise for a Cure Society, promoting the Ride for a Cure campaign.
  • Vancouver Ismaili Walk
  • Crofton House School
  • Immaculate Conception School

For this work, Kevin has been honoured with the Canadian Bar Association’s 2016 Community Service Award.

With a passion for helping people, whether that be through philanthropy or legal practice, Kevin’s goal is to promote growth and drive success in whatever endeavors benefit our clients and the community to which he dedicates his practice.

Awards & Distinctions
  • Canadian Bar Association BC Community Service Award
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Expo Lands
  • Advice on the financing and development of the former Expo Lands
University of British Columbia
  • Ongoing assistance on financing, expansion and development of UBC lands
Vancouver Port Authority
  • Ongoing support on acquisitions, financing and corporate matters
“I have come to rely on Kevin for support and advice on financing, real estate and matters relating to Port governance and legal opinions. Kevin is always available and responsive and his approach is careful and practical.”

Dean Readman, Director of Legal Services and Corporate Secretary, Vancouver Port Authority

Resort properties
  • Financing the development of resort properties and golf courses at Whistler and throughout North America, including developing a model for the financing and development of resort properties involving fractional interest ownership structures
Professional sports and entertainment organizations
  • Acquisition, financing and disposition
Banks
  • Acted for a major Canadian bank in its capacity as lender of facilities in the aggregate amount of $94,643,000 in connection with the borrower’s corporate restructuring and acquisition of assets in Australia
  • Lender counsel for Bank of China (Canada) in connecting with financing the acquisition of a hotel in Whistler, BC
  • Counsel for the Royal Bank of Canada in connection with a $30,000,000 facility for the construction of a multi-unit residential development
“I can always count on Kevin to provide high-level, correct and practical legal advice relating to important and complicated financing matters. I have known and worked with Kevin for many years. He has been actively engaged within the legal community on many levels, providing support to clients and other lawyers and advisors. I personally served on a charitable board that Kevin chaired and was greatly impressed by his initiative, leadership, vision and dedication in giving back to the community.”

Elio Luongo, CEO and Canadian Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

Pension funds
  • Construction and term financing arrangements up to $550,000,000 for a mixed-use project
  • $32,500,000 refinancing of major Vancouver hotel
  • $75,800,000 construction facility for mixed-use development
  • $52,5800,000 financing of office tower and retail mall
Borrowers
  • Revolving construction facilities in connection with the ongoing development of the former Expo lands
Provision of financial services to a range of clients, including:
  • BMO Financial Group
    Royal Bank of Canada
    MCAP Financial Corporation
    CTBC Bank Corp. (Canada)
    Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
    Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
    Bank of China (Canada)
    TA Management Limited
    Trez Capital Corporation
    Canadian chartered banks
    Canadian pension funds
    Foreign banks
    Insurance companies
    Trust companies
    Borrowers
“For over 25 years, we have relied on Kevin MacDonald and Clark Wilson for their advice, experience and professionalism in connection with banking arrangements with our commercial customers. Kevin is practical, results-oriented and an effective communicator, which facilitates positive outcomes and protects our bank’s interests. In addition, Kevin is a strong supporter of our business in the marketplace. He is a first-class legal service provider and a highly valued business partner.”

Senior Executive, Canadian Bank

Awards & Distinctions
  • Canadian Bar Association BC Community Service Award
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Mortgage Investment Association of British Columbia
  • Banking and Real Property subsections of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Lecturer
  • University of British Columbia Law School, Lecturer
  • International Council of Shopping Centres
  • Arbutus Club
Community Commitments
  • Hooplaw Charitable Foundation, Co-Founder, Director and former Chair
  • St. Thomas More Collegiate High School, Trustee and former Chair
  • Vancouver Grizzlies Foundation, Former Director and Corporate Secretary
  • Promise for a Cure Society (Juvenile Diabetes), Former Director
  • Fundraising Committee, Ismali Walk, Former Chair
  • Crofton House School, Former Chair, Golf Committee
  • Capital Campaign Committee and Risk Management Committee, Crofton House School, Former Member
  • Immaculate Conception School, Former Member, Education Committee
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia: 1988
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and English, Whittier College, 1982