200 Burrard St, Suite 1200, Waterfront Centre, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1988 (BC)
Donald Bird acts for lenders and borrowers in commercial and corporate loans with an emphasis on secured transactions to both public and private borrowers. Don's practice also includes regulatory advice to financial institutions, structured finance transactions, and general corporate commercial transactions, as well as experience in syndicated and cross-border lending. Don is one of the co-editors of the British Columbia Personal Property Security Act Practice Manual for The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, and he is a member of the Solicitors Legal Opinions Committee of British Columbia. He also frequently provides insights related to the BC Personal Property Security Act, BC Securities Transfer Act, and Canadian Bank Act. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert Special Edition — Energy. Don is a former regional managing partner of BLG's Vancouver office and a former national practice group leader BLG's Financial Services Group.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.