Trevor MacDonald


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2009

Legal Assistant(s): Kathleen O'Reilly

Working with clients in diverse fields such as construction, renewable energy, real estate management and forestry, Trevor has assisted these clients by:

  • Representing Sobeys in a private placement offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount floating rate senior unsecured notes due July 14, 2016.
  • Representing Sobeys in the acquisition of the assets of Canada Safeway for approximately $5.8 billion, with a particular focus on Empire’s public offering, on a fully marketed basis, of 24.2 million Subscription Receipts (including exercise in full of the over-allotment option) for gross proceeds of $1.844 billion and a $1 billion unsecured debt, on a private placement basis, from Sobeys.
  • Representing Sobeys in the sale leaseback transaction with Crombie REIT in respect to 70 properties and proceeds of approximately $990 million, with a particular focus on the public offering, on a bought-deal basis, of 17.7 million subscription receipts at $12.70 per subscription receipt and $75 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25% convertible extendible unsecured subordinated debentures, along with a $175 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured debt on a private placement basis.
  • Representing both lenders and borrowers in many commercial financings. These have included a $116 million financing of a downtown Halifax property, $107 million financing for a renewable energy project and a $500 million syndicated loan;
  • Representing clients in structural reorganizations, involving continuances, amalgamations and tax planning; and
  • Representing owner managed businesses in either the sale or acquisition of a business, from initial due diligence to post-transaction structural planning.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2008
St. Francis Xavier University, BBA, 1998


Member, Canadian Bar Association