Dan is a lawyer in McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office, with a practice focused on environmental, energy, natural resources and Aboriginal law.
Dan advises clients with respect to environmental due diligence, permitting and approvals and regulatory compliance. Dan has also developed experience in a range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance.
In connection with his broad environmental practice, Dan has assisted clients in a number of resource industries, including renewables, electricity generation, fisheries, mining, oil and natural gas, and is a member of the firm’s Oceans group.
Dan holds a Certificate in ESG, Climate and the Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and has experience advising corporate officers and directors in respect of reporting obligations, equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I), and climate obligations, including emissions reductions requirements, carbon trading and incentives for renewable energy projects.
As an Indigenous lawyer, Dan has a vested interest in Aboriginal law and has experience advising clients with respect to the Crown’s Duty to Consult and accommodate and the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of Indigenous peoples.
Dan has a strong record of environmental leadership and community service. He is the recipient of both the Elizabeth May Award in Environmental Service and the James Spurr Award in Environmental Law, and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Clean Foundation. Dan is dedicated to advancing social justice and has developed a pro bono program at McInnes Cooper aimed at redirecting legal services to BIPOC communities across Atlantic Canada.
Nov 10, 2021
On November 5, 2021, the Province of Nova Scotia passed the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act. The Act will serve as the…
Jun 21, 2021
There is a duty to consult Indigenous groups when the Crown contemplates actions that may adversely affect their rights under section 35 of the…
Jun 1, 2021
This publication has been updated as at July 22, 2021. On May 26, 2021, the Hague District Court in the Netherlands ordered Royal Dutch Shell…
Jan 20, 2021
This publication has been updated as at August 4, 2021. 2020 was a year filled with challenges, including in the relationship between…
Apr 20, 2020
As countries around the world grapple with the spread of COVID-19, global restrictions and containment measures have presented a range of…