Clients trust David to keep their transportation infrastructure projects moving forward
Widely regarded as Canada’s foremost authority on rail and road transportation law, David uses his unsurpassed knowledge of the federal, provincial, municipal and other governmental regulations impacting the sector, to enable large public companies and small-medium sized firms alike to successfully address their most pressing transportation business needs.
In-depth knowledge of the Canadian regulatory landscape
David is passionate about finding strategic and creative solutions to clients’ transportation regulatory issues. Leading Canadian, U.S. and European companies in the rail, trucking, bus and mining industries routinely consult with him, relying on his 30 years of wide-ranging and in-depth experience to address general regulatory issues in all surface modes in all jurisdictions, as well as safety compliance and liability matters. Ranked “Band 1” by Chambers Canada in Transportation road and rail, David frequently guides clients through the maze of regulations throughout North America on complex issues such as the construction and upgrading of roads, as well as subway and rail lines, transportation contracts, and all matters relating to public passenger and freight transportation by road or rail. His practice also includes in-depth experience around private M&A and retail sector transactions.
David regularly appears before administrative tribunals, agencies and the courts in regulatory, safety compliance and liability matters. His practice includes private M&A, retail sector and supply chain transactions.
Community minded and connected
Admired as much for his accomplishments outside of the office as he is for his legal prowess, David is an active member of Québec City’s Anglophone community, serving as a director and administrator of numerous socio-cultural organizations. In 2013, his work and dedication in promoting and preserving the culture and history of Québec City earned him an appointment to the Order of Canada, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a business and community leader.
A member and former president of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association and a former executive committee member of the Transportation Lawyers Association of the United States, David is also an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Canadian Bar Association, and is Honorary British Consul for Québec. He received his LLB from Université Laval in 1979 and was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1980.
Barreau du Québec
Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.)
Band 1: Transportation Rail & Road - Nationwide Canada
The Legal 500 – Canada
Leading lawyer – Transportation
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Leading Lawyer: Transportation (Road and Rail); Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Commercial Law
Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
The Best Lawyers in Canada
Leading Lawyer: Transportation Law
The Best Lawyers in Canada
Lawyer of the Year: Transportation Law