David is recognized as one of Canada’s leading real estate lawyers, acting on some of the most complex real estate transactions in the country. With a diverse practice focusing on commercial real estate and infrastructure projects, David’s work regularly involves real estate joint ventures, project development and construction, lending, loan restructuring and workouts, leasing, real estate investment trusts and acquisitions and dispositions of all types of real property.
David’s real estate work extends beyond Canada across North America, and his diverse experience includes large shopping centre, office and mixed-use commercial and recreational developments. He also has significant experience with build-to-suit projects and construction and project management arrangements.
He is always one step ahead of where we want to be.
—Chambers Canada, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in real estate (Canada and Ontario)
The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in real estate and construction
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in commercial leasing law, project finance law and real estate law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in infrastructure law, property development, project finance and property leasing
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in real estate
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in real estate
David is the former head of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice. He co-authored The Law of Climate Change in Canada, published by Carswell, which won the prestigious Walter Owen Book prize in 2011.