David provides legal advice and representation in connection with the structure and negotiation of, and draft agreements for: the purchase/sale of businesses; shareholder, partnership, joint venture and co-tenancy agreements; corporate amalgamations, restructuring and reorganizations; royalty based agreements, including the licensing and/or distribution of software, patents, products and franchises; information technology agreements, including licensing, outsourcing, support and service agreements; corporate financing, including, private placements of securities; the securitisation and realization of assets; commercial leasing; documentation for shareholder meetings; documentation with respect to securities regulatory agencies in both Canada and the United States; corporate governance.
David served as a director and corporate secretary for a public company, and as an assistant secretary for a second public company.
David is a member of the Executive of the OBA Joint Subcommittee on Franchising. Additionally, David recently served as Co-Chair for the 2007 Canadian Franchise Association Legal Symposium and has authored or co-authored a number of papers including:
“Alternatives To Termination” for the Canadian Franchise Association Legal Symposium, in March, 2009;
"Franchising 101 - Understanding the Fundamental Aspects of the Franchise Relationship", for the OBA 8th Annual Franchise Law Conference, November, 2008;
“Franchise Agreement Drafting”; Ontario Bar Association Institute Franchising Program, September, 2005;
“Franchise Associations”; Ontario Bar Association Institute Franchising Program, January, 2004;
“Legal Aspects of How to Franchise Your Business"; 2003 Canadian Franchise Association, February, 2003.
“Legal Aspects of Franchising a Business: A Review of Bill 33, The Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000"; 2001 Canadian National Franchise Show & Conference, February, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
“Franchising 101”, Canadian Franchise Association Legal Symposium, November, 1999 (co-authored), as well as various other papers and seminar presentations.
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