Banking and Financial Services lawyer James Sutcliffe joins McMillan's Vancouver office 

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September 11, 2017


We are very pleased to announce that James Sutcliffe will be joining the firm’s Financial Services Group on September 11, 2017.

James joins as a partner and will service our clients from the Vancouver office.

“James is a tremendous addition to our firm and our national financial services team. He is highly respected as a talented and pragmatic advisor with a great depth of financial transaction experience,” says Don Waters, partner of McMillan’s Financial Services Group. “We are thrilled about the great insight and expertise that James will bring to us and our clients.”

James brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of debt financing. James has acted for Canadian, U.S. and other foreign banks and financial institutions. His finance experience includes asset based lending transactions, construction finance, term real estate transactions and dealer finance transactions involving multiple business sectors including forestry, renewable energy and seniors living.

“James is one of Vancouver’s leading real estate finance lawyers” says John Morrison, Co-Chair, B.C., Financial Services, “He will add a great deal of depth to our financial services and commercial real estate practices.”

James was called to both the Ontario (1992) and British Columbia (1996) bars after studying law at the University of Toronto.  James was recognized in the 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada for banking and finance law and recognized as a Leading Practitioner in Asset-Based Lending and Banking and Financial Institutions in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Please join us in welcoming James. We wish him every success at McMillan and are extremely pleased to gain his experience and expertise!

We encourage you to introduce yourself and welcome him to the McMillan team. Connect with James at or 604.693.2317