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Clark Wilson partner named Queen's Counsel

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 11:28 AM | By John Chunn


Clark Wilson partner Michael McDonald has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel.

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

The British Columbia Lieutenant Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the B.C. Office of the Attorney General, bestowed this honorary title in recognition of McDonald’s exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.

Managing partner James Speakman had more on this prestigious recognition: “Mike is recognized as a leader in the area of Aboriginal law, with a special focus on First Nations business issues. He has distinguished himself as a leader in Benefit Agreements in the resource and lands sectors and is well known for creating innovative commercial agreements through joint ventures and partnerships, in order to create significant business and employment benefits for First Nations and their members’ entrepreneurs.”

McDonald, a partner in the firm’s Vancouver office, is a member of the Peguis First Nation (Manitoba). A UBC Law graduate in 1988, he joined the firm earlier this year after spending his nearly 30 years of practice at a variety of business law firms as well as in his own practice.

He's a member of the Indigenous Bar Association, as well as the law societies of British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.