Thursday, 28 May 2020 17:38

Wilton G. McDonald II (Cayman Islands) ‒ building a successful business

Dr. Wilton McDonald Dr. Wilton McDonald

Building up a small legal practice isn’t always easy and can bring some special challenges, especially when you are willing to keep up with practice of the law and daily life at the same time. If anyone knows it best, it’s Dr. Wilton G. McDonald II ‒ a winner of the Originate! 2008 Rainmaker of the Year Awards.

 

A look at his profile

To describe his 26 years of experience in only a few words would most likely be impossible. Public accounting, financial services, setting up over 800 hedge funds and working closely with start-ups and well-established investment fund managers; administrators, onshore counsel; based primarily in the USA, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Brazil, Hong Kong/ China, UAE Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Russia and Japan is only the beginning of his successful career. Moreover, it is also important to remember, that his investment funds practice gave him the opportunity to gain experience for example:  General corporate, partnerships, trust and commercial law. 

Dr Wilton McDonald II is a retired Fellow of the ACCA in the United Kingdom, and a registered foreign lawyer in Poland as well. He was also admitted to the bar in 2004 as an Attorney/ Barrister in the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands and in 2002/2003 as an Attorney in Connecticut (ret) and New York, USA.

(more information: https://www.finance-monthly.com/2016/09/advanced-fund-administration/)

Education                                                                              

His educational path is very impressive. Dr Wilton McDonald II completed a BSc/ BBA degree from Northern Caribbean University, an MBA from Andrews University, a Bachelor of Law (2:1 Hons) degree from University College London, a Master of Law degree from Fordham Law School, and also completed the residence requirement for the Doctor of Judicial Science degree at Cornell Law School in Ithaca NY.

In addition to this, after obtaining a certificate in company law Université de Paris I and the Panthéon-Sorbonne, he completed pre and post doctoral studies in finance and economics at two universities in Poland, including the Warsaw School of Economics.

Earning a Rainmaker Award

In November 2006, after he was hired by a small firm in Grand Cayman as a senior associate, he knew there was hard work and big responsibility ahead of him. What matters most is, he saw an opportunity to make something big and successful out of it. 

Even when he had full support from his new partners, he was aware that things will not just happen by themselves and it will require a lot of work from his side. He wasn’t afraid of it. Even more, he found himself in this situation as an entrepreneur and used those skills to build his successful business in only 2 years. Positioning himself to surpass his goal, of $2 million US in annual billings for the Investment Funds Department, resulted in winning the title of Orignate! 2008 Rainmaker of the Year in the category for associates. Dr. Wilton McDonald II was found among 4 other successful lawyers from Canada, the Cayman Islands and U.S. What impressed the judges the most, was his commitment to the work he has done and challenging himself in reaching his goal.

Links:
Homepage: www.iberia-legal.com


Press:
Wilton MDonald II (CAYMAN) Win 2008 Rainmaker of the Year Awards
Wilton McDonald II (CAYMAN) Innovating to build a practice


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