Ross MacDonald, QC, was one of six lawyers who opened Stikeman Elliott’s Vancouver office in 1988. He has been the managing partner since 1999. Ross's diverse real estate and commercial practice emphasizes acquisitions, leasing, financing, and all aspects of major multi-use development projects, including zoning, subdivision, environmental remediation, governmental and municipal approvals. His practice also includes corporate, real estate-based transactions involving pension fund syndications as well as public-private partnership infrastructure and concession agreements. Appointed in 1988, Ross continues to act as lead counsel responsible for the development of Concord Pacific Place, the 200+ acre former site of Expo 86 located in downtown Vancouver. Ross is listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading practitioner in Property Development, Chambers Global 2016 and Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in real estate, and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 for real estate law.