Independent Board Member
David has over 35 years of legal experience, recently as a partner with Gowlings WLG in the Financial Services Group. While there, he specialized in capital and commercial markets lending transactions; real estate development and project financing for condominiums, commercial and residential real estate projects; and asset-based lending, acting for major financial institutions such as RBC Capital Markets, RBC Royal Bank, CIBC, GE Capital, TD Bank and National Bank. He also structured, negotiated and provided counsel on domestic and cross-border lending transactions.
Prior to Gowlings WLG, David was a partner with Aylesworth (now Dickinson Wright) where he served a diverse clientele and developed a practice in banking, commercial real estate, commercial lending, asset-based lending, mortgage remedies and debtor/creditor rights. He represented financial services firms including RBC Royal Bank, Swiss Bank Corporation Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG, BDO, GMAC and GE Capital. For several years, he also served as general counsel to the board of directors of Allied Van Lines Limited.