Gibson Dunn Adds Real Estate Attorney in Orange County

September 23, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jon A. MacDonald has joined the firm’s Orange County office as an of counsel.  MacDonald serves as a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.

MacDonald’s practice covers a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including advising developers and investors in connection with a broad array of development projects, portfolio and single asset acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financing, and restructuring across asset classes, including retail, office, hotels/resorts, multifamily, and mixed-use projects throughout the United States.  He has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, advising boards, corporate governance, securities filings, litigation management, employment and other operational matters (e.g., construction, asset management, property management) for real estate investment, development, and financing companies.

MacDonald has served as General Counsel of NYSE-traded and private equity-owned real estate investment, development, and financing companies.  Before joining Gibson Dunn, MacDonald served as General Counsel at Fairfield Residential, a multifamily and mixed-use investment and development company.  MacDonald primarily focused on transactions at Fairfield with an emphasis on large scale multifamily and mixed-use development projects across the United States, including navigating pre-development risks and challenges, leading joint venture transactions, and overseeing financing transactions.

MacDonald is a member of the Urban Development & Mixed-Use Council for the Urban Land Institute.  He began his legal career at Paul Hastings LLP and received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.