Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:09

Wilton G. McDonald II (Cayman)‒ Hard Work as a Way to Success

Way to Success Way to Success

If anyone knows best about hard work when building up a small legal practice, it’s Dr. Wilton G. McDonald II. An attorney, Barrister, Director, a shareholder of AMS Law and also a winner of the Originate! 2008 Rainmaker of the Year Awards. Let’s take a closer look at him.

Educational background

The way his education evolved is definitely a huge accomplishment for many people. 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.

Moreover, Dr. Wilton G. McDonald II successfully completed studies in universities in Europe as well. After he obtained a certificate in company law Université de Paris I and the Panthéon-Sorbonne, he also completed pre and post –doctoral studies in finance and economics at two universities in Poland, including the Warsaw School of Economics.

Professional profile

Dr. Wilton McDonald II has 26 years of experience. That is why describing his accomplishments by using only a few words most likely is impossible. Let’s start with public accounting, financial services, setting up over 800 hedge funds and working closely with start-ups and as well as “blue chip” investment fund managers, administrators and onshore counsel, who were primarily based 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 and outstanding career. But of course there is more than that. Investment funds practice gave Dr. Wilton McDonald II great opportunity for more experience in General corporate, trust and commercial law, partnerships or liquidations.

It is also important to know, that 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. 

A winner of Rainmaker of the Year

Dr. Wilton McDonald II built a successful business within only 2 years by using his entrepreneur skills. Everything started, in November 2006 when he accepted a position as senior associate in a small firm in Grand Cayman.

It wasn’t easy in the beginning. He couldn’t rely on a prospering client base which wasn’t even local, but global. Set of competing law firms was another challenge. That is why he was aware that ahead of him was hard work and responsibility, but also an opportunity to make something big and successful out of it.

He decided to surpass his goal of $2 million US in annual billings for the Investment Funds Department. As a result of his hard work he won the title of Originate! 2008 Rainmaker of the Year in the category of associates. A rainmaker is a lawyer, who is effective at business developing and marketing.