Richard McNevin joined Soloway Wright in 1998 as a business and real estate lawyer in the firm’s Kingston office.

Richard A. McNevin


Business and Corporate Law
Commercial Leasing
Estate Planning & Administration
Real Estate & Development

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Lyndsey Lawrence
1-800-263-4257, ext. 5119

Jo-Anne Trebinskie
1-800-263-4257, ext. 5112

Richard McNevin joined Soloway Wright in 1998 as a business and real estate lawyer in the firm’s Kingston office. Richard’s real estate practice is primarily focused on the acquisition, disposition and financing of multi-unit residential buildings and advising on subdivision and condominium developments. Richard also acts for a number of financial institutions, financing a variety of real estate developments across the province. Richard’s corporate practice includes advising family-owned businesses on matters of governance, succession and estate planning, working in close conjunction with the client’s tax advisors and our Estate Planning and Administration Group.

Prior to joining Soloway Wright, Richard practiced in Toronto for twelve years with an emphasis on corporate finance and he continues to practice in this area, advising on private placements and structuring limited partnerships, co-ownerships and joint ventures.

Outside of work, Richard collects wine and he and his wife Joy actively support the Kingston arts community through the purchase of works of local artists.

Year of Call to Bar



  • LLB, Queen’s University (1983)
  • B.A., Queen’s University (1980)



Community Activities & Memberships

Richard is a member of the Frontenac Law Association. He sits on the Board of Directors of Downtown Kingston B.I.A. and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is involved in philanthropic undertakings, regularly donating to Queen’s University, the YMCA and the “Kingston Prize”, as administered by Kingston Arts Council.

Through his real estate investment company, Richard invests in student rental properties and has twice received the “Golden Key Award” as awarded by Queen’s University Alma Mater Society as the year’s best student landlord.

Cases & Transactions

Transactions in 2012 included acting on the  purchase  of residential buildings containing a total of 1,939 units for in excess of $300 million, the sale of residential buildings containing a total of 766 units for in excess of $120 million and portfolio financings for clients for in excess of $500 million.