Stephen MacDonald is counsel in Mayer Brown's Real Estate practice. Stephen's practice focuses on real estate and private equity. He has decades of experience in complex commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, formation of joint ventures, mortgage and mezannine financing, restructurings and workouts. The clients he has served include institutional investors, lenders, borrowers, private equity funds, pension funds, investment advisors and developers. In the area of private equity, Stephen is involved in the formation of opportunity funds, investment in funds, structuring of advisory relationships and representation of portfolio companies.
Stephen has been a frequent speaker at conferences and bar association presentations on a wide range of topics, including real estate joint ventures, mortgage financings and workouts. Most recently, he served on panels for "Operating Partner Perspectives in Real Estate Joint Ventures," IMN Real Estate Opportunity Fund Conference, January 2012, and "Real Estate Joint Venture Issues," IMN Real Estate Opportunity Fund Conference, May 2011.