W. David Petras - Gowling WLG

W. David Petras

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 519-575-7506

David Petras is a partner in the firm's Waterloo Region office. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; debt and equity financing; licensing, distribution and strategic alliance arrangements; and electronic commerce and Internet issues.

David’s clients include software developers, Internet-related companies, advanced manufacturers, computer products distributors, financial institutions, auto parts manufacturers, medical products companies and alternative energy companies.

David’s mergers and acquisitions work has included domestic and cross-border transactions involving public and private companies. Financings have included venture capital financings and IPOs and various types of credit facilities. Technology agreements have included system development, research, distribution, strategic alliance and technology transfer agreements.

David is the leader of the firm’s U.S. Initiative, which is responsible for enhancing the firm’s relationships with U.S. clients, organizations and law firms.

He has also held various other positions within the firm including Head of the Waterloo Region Technology Law Group, member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the CEO Nominating Committee.

David was also a Research Assistant for a federal Member of Parliament.

University of WaterlooB.Math 1977University of TorontoInstitut d'Etudes politiques de Paris-'Sciences Po'
Waterloo Accelerator CentreAmerican Bar Association---M&A CommitteeWaterloo North Hydro Holding Inc

Office Location

50 Queen Street North, Suite 1020
P.O. Box 2248
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M2

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Technology Law