Donald is head of Harper Macleod's corporate/M&A team. He has been advising family owned and owner managed businesses on the full spectrum of private company corporate/M&A activity including mergers, demergers, acquisitions, sales, MBOs, share buy-backs, capital reductions, group reorganisations, investment transactions, partnership matters and LLP arrangements for the last twenty five years.
Donald is also involved in post graduate education. He is course author and co-ordinator for both the Business and Financial Awareness and Family Business courses at the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University.
Donald's contribution to the family owned business sector was recognised at The Scottish Family Business Awards (2012) where he was awarded the Chairman's Award in recognition of creating one of the first university courses in the UK dealing with family business and the law.