David is counsel in McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice is focused on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. David has significant experience working with clients in the financial services industry. David also has extensive experience advising clients on public and private securities offerings, corporate governance and general corporate matters.
David has spent time in-house and seeks to provide clients with practical and business-oriented advice. Prior to rejoining McCarthy Tétrault in 2022, David served for several years as senior in-house counsel to Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, where he provided legal and strategic advice on CIBC’s global M&A transactions, private equity investments and other strategic transactions and partnerships. He also previously spent several months at Constellation Software on secondment, where he advised on a large number of global software company acquisitions.
David is admitted to the bars of Ontario (2013) and New York (2012). He has a J.D. from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. He holds a B.A. from McGill University.
David’s experience includes advising:
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) on numerous Canadian and global acquisitions and dispositions
- CIBC on numerous investments in private equity funds (including buyout, growth equity and venture capital funds) and alternative investment funds
- CIBC on its acquisition of Capital One’s Costco credit card portfolio
- CIBC on matters related to the extension of its co-branded credit card program with Aeroplan and Air Canada;
- Canadian Western Bank in its acquisition of ECN Capital’s commercial and vendor finance business
- Tier1 Financial Solutions in connection with investments by a U.S. venture capital firm and co-investors
- Wood Group PLC (formerly AMEC Foster Wheeler PLC) on the sale of its North American and Romanian nuclear consulting business
- Cara Holdings on its strategic financial partnership with Fairfax and the acquisition by Cara Operations of Prime Restaurants, the subsequent the $200m initial public offering of Cara Operations and a subsequent secondary offering
- Direct Energy on the sale of its Ontario home services business to EnerCare
- Bambora Group on its acquisition of Beanstream from Digital River