David is counsel in our Halifax office. David was a past partner and managed our firm’s Financial Services Group, practicing in our Business Law Group with a focus on banking and financial services and related corporate law. He represents Canadian and foreign lenders and borrowers on Canadian and international financing transactions involving a broad range of credit facilities and asset securitizations. Preparation of loan agreements, security and other financing documentation is a significant part of David’s practice. He is also Chair of our firm’s Transaction Opinions Committee.
David frequently acts as an Atlantic Canada legal agent for many law firms and clients in other jurisdictions, ensuring that the legal work required is successfully concluded in a timely manner.
David is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in Corporate Law. David is also ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He has also lectured and written materials for the Canadian Institute, the Canadian Bankers Association, the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, and assists with our firm’s professional development program. He presented a paper entitled “Tips and Traps in Lending to Unlimited Liability Corporations” at the Commercial Loan Finance & Security Conference in Toronto, March 2006.
David’s representative work includes:
- Atlantic Provinces’ counsel to a lending syndicate on a $250 million financing transaction involving an international electronics manufacturer.
- Counsel to Nova Scotia unlimited liability companies on an international 200 million euro note offering.
- Nova Scotia counsel to Canadian affiliates of US aerospace repair and overhaul service provider on major term loan and ABL financings.
- Atlantic Provinces’ counsel to a borrower on a $300 million US private note placement.
- Lenders’ counsel in the Atlantic Provinces on an asset based lending transaction in the food processing industry.
- Lender’s counsel in the Atlantic Provinces on several major financing transactions for universities.
- Atlantic Provinces’ counsel to a lending syndicate on a major financing transaction involving shopping centres.
- Counsel to the Government of Canada on the securitization of the developer’s obligations related to the construction and operation of the Confederation Bridge.
LL.B., Dalhousie University (1975)
M.B.A., Dalhousie University (1975)
B.Eng., Technical University of Nova Scotia (1971)
B.Sc., Dalhousie University (1969)