Ross A. Macdonald, Q.C.

Class of 1981-1982

Ross A. Macdonald, Q.C., graduated from the law school at UBC in 1982 before being called to the bar in British Columbia in 1983. Macdonald was one of the original six lawyers that opened the Stikeman Elliott LLP Vancouver office in 1988. He currently acts as Senior Partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP after serving as Managing Partner from 1999 to 2019.

Macdonald’s legal practice focuses primarily on real estate and commercial transactions. He is a well regarded name in his respective fields, being listed as a top lawyer by numerous publications including Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, Legal 500, and the Best Lawyers in Canada. His representative work includes some of the largest developmental projects in Vancouver history. Since 1988, Macdonald has served as lead counsel on the development of Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. He also represented the City of Vancouver in the financing and development of Athlete’s Village for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. He additionally facilitated the sale of the Garden City Lands to the Musqueam Nation.

In 2016, Macdonald was appointed as Queen’s Counsel by the BC Attorney General and Minister of Justice. This designation recognizes his exceptional merit and contribution to BC’s legal community.