Patrick M. Mc Ilhone

Patrick Mc Ilhone is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office, and a member of the firm's Commercial Real Estate and Lending groups.

Patrick's practice includes a wide range of real estate and corporate/commercial matters, including:

  • real estate acquisition, disposition and financing
  • commercial leasing
  • joint venture, co-ownership, partnership and shareholder agreements
  • general business/commercial agreements and transactions, including business acquisitions and sales
  • incorporation and general corporate-commercial matters

As a trusted adviser to his clients, Patrick provides broad, forward-looking advice while leveraging extensive knowledge and relationships in the areas of real estate, corporate law, and lending/financing to meet his clients' business needs.

When it comes to business dealings, Patrick is adept at helping his clients feel well-informed and protected when making important decisions, and he balances this effectively with their need to receive advice and documentation in a timely manner. Patrick is known for his responsiveness and he works quickly and tirelessly to address client inquiries and meet critical timelines. He also prides himself on offering practical legal advice, being careful not to "over-lawyer" a client's business needs, while ensuring that clients have a full understanding of risks and consequences so they can make decisions with confidence.

Patrick has deep roots in the Hamilton and Niagara communities, where he grew up working in Niagara's greenhouses and Hamilton's shipyards before pursuing a career in law. His strong work ethic and appreciation for the diverse regional economy make him proud to continue his practice here.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

  • 2022

  • 2017

    • Career
      Scarfone Hawkins LLP, Associate Lawyer
  • 2016

    • Career
      Chown Cairns LLP, Associate Lawyer
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2015

    • Education
      Thompson River University Faculty of Law, JD
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      Thompson River University Law Course Prize – Evidence
    • Rankings & Awards
      Thompson River University Law Course Prize – Secured Transactions
  • 2011

    • Education
      University of British Columbia, BKin
    • Rankings & Awards
      Thompson Review University Law - Dean's List


  • Hamilton Law Association