Matthew E. Mitchell Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2012 - British Columbia

Primary phone: +1 604-891-2257

Fax: +1 604-683-3558

Email: matt.mitchell@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Vancouver




Matthew E. Mitchell

Matt Mitchell is a partner in the Vancouver office and member of the Banking & Finance Group.

Matt’s practice focuses on banking, project finance and syndicated commercial real estate finance transactions. He acts on behalf of Canadian and international financial institutions and debtors and has successfully closed a variety of significant financing transactions, including the acquisition, development, construction and refinancing of commercial real estate, energy and infrastructure projects, office buildings, and hotels.

Matt is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance Law).

Matt is also involved as a director of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia.

Matt provides legal services through Matthew E. Mitchell Law Corporation.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

  • 2015

    • Community
      July 2015
      Director, Ronald McDonald House British Columbia
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2012
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2011

    • Education
       2011
      University of Saskatchewan, JD
    • Rankings & Awards
       2011
      Bereskin and Parr LLP Prize in Intellectual Property
  • 2007

    • Education
       2007
      University of Victoria, BA in Economics

Representative Work

Matt's financing practice includes representing lenders, borrowers and proponents in a number of different sectors, including most recently:

  • As counsel to lenders and borrowers on various project and real estate financings, including acquisition, construction, operating and refinancing transactions.
  • As counsel to lenders in connection with various independent power projects.
  • As corporate counsel to a proponent of a consortium in connection with the design, build, finance and maintenance of a light rail transit line with a contract value of approximately $1.9 billion.
  • As corporate counsel to a proponent in connection with the design, build, finance and maintenance of a health care facility with a contract value of approximately $512-million.
  • As corporate counsel to a proponent of a consortium in connection with a the design, build, finance and maintenance of a rapid transit project with a contract value of approximately $859.2 million.
  • As corporate counsel to a proponent of a consortium in connection with the design, build, finance and maintenance of 558 bridges located in the State of Pennsylvania, financed through the sale of in excess of US$720 million in Tax-Exempt Private Activity Revenue Bonds.
  • As counsel to a service provider in connection with the design, build, finance and maintenance of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus redevelopment project, with a capital cost budgeted at up to $122.65 million.
  • As corporate counsel to a proponent in connection with the design, build, finance and maintenance of correctional facilities with a contract value of approximately $192.9 million.
  • As corporate counsel to a proponent in connection with the design, build, finance and maintenance of a rapid transit highway project with a contract value of approximately US$175 million.