Dan’s practice blends corporate law and litigation, primarily representing clients in the energy and natural resources sector. While completing his articles with the firm, Dan assisted in the preparation of transactional documents for a range of corporate and commercial matters, including those regarding corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance, as well as advising emerging businesses and startups.
Dan has also gained experience in litigation, administrative law and regulatory proceedings. He has assisted in matters before all levels of Court in Nova Scotia and has prepared submissions on behalf of clients before the Provincial Utility and Review Board and the National Energy Board.
Throughout his time at the firm, Dan has assisted clients in a number of resource industries, including mining, aquaculture, fisheries, renewables, electricity generation and natural gas. Dan’s interest in environmental issues and the natural resource sector stems from his studies and time articling with the firm. He is the recipient of both the Elizabeth May Award in Environmental Service and the James Spurr Award in Environmental Law. As an Indigenous lawyer, Dan also has a vested interest in Aboriginal law and has experience advising clients with respect to the government’s Duty to Consult and accommodate indigenous peoples.
Dan is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Indigenous Bar Association. Outside of the office, he remains active in his community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Clean Foundation. Dan is an avid sports fan and spends his free time hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
J.D. (Certificate in Environmental Law), Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2018)
B.A. (Hons. Environmental Studies & Political Science), Wilfrid Laurier University (2015)