James Sutcliffe 

James Sutcliffe

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.893.2317
e: james.sutcliffe@mcmillan.ca

overview

James has extensive experience in all aspects of debt financing and acts for Canadian banks and other lenders, U.S. and other foreign financial institutions and Canadian and U.S. law firms and corporations. James has acted on all manner of loan transactions including construction and term real estate deals, dealer finance transactions, asset based loans and loans involving the forestry, renewal energy and seniors living sectors. 

James has written articles and made presentations on lending issues and acted as editor of publications on real estate financing and mortgage practices.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Bank of Montreal on credit facilities for the acquisition of Grouse Mountain ski resort<
  • Acted for Bank of Montreal on credit facilities for the acquisition of Hotel Georgia
  • Acted for Bank of Montreal on credit facilities in respect of the purchase of a major retirement living group
  • Acted for Canadian Western Bank on credit facilities to major real estate developers for acquisition and construction of townhome and condo developments including Anthem Properties, Boffo Developments, Bosa Properties, Mosaic Properties, Marcon, Wesgroup Properties and Townline Homes
  • Acted for Royal Bank of Canada and a lending syndicate on multi-phase construction financing of a residential and retail project in Burnaby
  • Acted for Royal Bank of Canada and a lending syndicate on construction facilities for a residential tower at Brentwood Mall in Burnaby
  • Acted for KingSett Capital on various senior and subordinate acquisition and construction loans for projects in British Columbia.

News

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

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B. - 1990

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 1996
  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1992

Practices

business law
corporate finance
financial services
lending syndicates/secured creditors
private equity
project finance
real estate financing
secured lending and syndicated finance

Industries

automotive finance
banking
banking, finance and insurance
forest products
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
renewables

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Guest Lecturer
  • Banking Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch, past President

Community Involvement

  • Former Director – North Shore Family Services

Awards & Rankings

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner in Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions
  • 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for Banking and Finance law
  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated
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James has extensive experience in all aspects of debt financing and acts for Canadian banks and other lenders, U.S. and other foreign financial institutions and Canadian and U.S. law firms and corporations. James has acted on all manner of loan transactions including construction and term real estate deals, dealer finance transactions, asset based loans and loans involving the forestry, renewal energy and seniors living sectors. 

James has written articles and made presentations on lending issues and acted as editor of publications on real estate financing and mortgage practices.

  • Acted for Bank of Montreal on credit facilities for the acquisition of Grouse Mountain ski resort<
  • Acted for Bank of Montreal on credit facilities for the acquisition of Hotel Georgia
  • Acted for Bank of Montreal on credit facilities in respect of the purchase of a major retirement living group
  • Acted for Canadian Western Bank on credit facilities to major real estate developers for acquisition and construction of townhome and condo developments including Anthem Properties, Boffo Developments, Bosa Properties, Mosaic Properties, Marcon, Wesgroup Properties and Townline Homes
  • Acted for Royal Bank of Canada and a lending syndicate on multi-phase construction financing of a residential and retail project in Burnaby
  • Acted for Royal Bank of Canada and a lending syndicate on construction facilities for a residential tower at Brentwood Mall in Burnaby
  • Acted for KingSett Capital on various senior and subordinate acquisition and construction loans for projects in British Columbia.