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For over 20 years, companies ranging from start-ups to large national and multi-national corporations and financial institutions have considered David their trusted advisor for a broad range of technology transactions: software licensing, mobile payments, outsourcing, vehicular telematics, crypto-currency, and many others.

Clients say that David provides exceptional client service, expert legal advice and superior results. His reasoned, innovative and low-key approach helps clients through difficult negotiations. They also appreciate David’s deep experience in - and understanding of - traditional technology transactions, his skill in quickly grasping novel technologies and business models, and his application of careful, rigorous analysis to identify, prioritize and address risks and opportunities. These skills and attributes allow David to provide strategic and targeted advice to clients and help them achieve their business objectives.

David also leverages his strong background in accounting and finance to deliver practical, sensible and cost-effective advice on corporation transactions - such as financings and acquisitions - for technology companies. Peers and clients have seen fit to consistently endorse his abilities, leading to his inclusion in Lexpert® (Repeatedly Recommended) and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Contact & Links
  • 2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 3G5
  • English
  • McGill University, LL.B., graduated 1998
  • McGill University, B.C.L., graduated 1998
  • University of Toronto, B.Com., graduated 1991
  • York University, graduated 1988
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 2000
  • Ontario, 2000
  • Licensing Executives Society - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers - Director (2013-2015)
  • International Technology Law Association - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Member
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group - Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association - Past Director and Treasurer (2010-2014)

Blaney McMurtry LLP
Toronto, Ontario

36 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

7 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - FinTech Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - FinTech Practice
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • FinTech Practice, Toronto, Canada (2024)
  • FinTech Practice, Toronto, Canada (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • FinTech Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Technology Law
  • Recognized in Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a leading practitioner in Computer Law
  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal Data: Information Technology
  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • Recognized in the Lexpert® Special Edition on Technology
  • Graduated with Distinction (McGill University, Faculty of Law)
  • Patricia Allen Prize (contribution to student life) (McGill University, Faculty of Law)
  • Stikeman, Elliott Prize (tax and finance) (McGill University, Faculty of Law)
  • Graduated with Distinction (University of Toronto)
  • Entrance Scholarship (Glendon College, York University)


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