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Meet David M. Woodward

Business Law Lawyer

"For over 25 years, I have enjoyed helping my clients grow their businesses by providing insightful counsel and opinions, and helping them complete the commercial financings and business transactions they need to be successful."

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  • Corporate and Commercial Law

    Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Municipal Law: Local Government

    Municipal Law: Local Government

Professional Highlights

  • Practice Group Leader, Municipal Real Estate and Land Development Group, Lerners LLP (2017 to present)
  • Practice Group Leader, Business Law Group, Lerners LLP (2002-2004)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (1998 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (1991-1997)

  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Corporate Organization and Reorganization
  • Purchase and Sale of Businesses
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Professional Corporations
  • Aviation Law
  • Trademarks
  • Succession Planning

  • Acted for a local municipality in connection with renewable energy products.
  • Acted for a local municipality in connection with a proposed $25,000,000.00 Sewage Plant.
  • Ongoing retainers with institutional lenders for commercial lending transactions.
  • Acted for a local municipality in connection with a Joint Venture with other municipalities for both a large community centre and a medical centre.
  • Acted for aviation clients in the purchase and sale of aircraft, the granting of security that involves aircraft and for general aviation law services.
  • Acted for a local municipality in connection with the approval and development of an Ethanol Plant.
  • Acted for municipal shareholders in the sale of municipal electric utilities.
  • Shareholder disputes including Director and Shareholder Meetings during such disputes and the buyout of shareholders to resolve shareholder disputes.
  • Negotiation and enforcement of commercial leases.
  • Private Lending Transactions

  • Certified as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law and Municipal Law: Local Government by the Law Society of Ontario

  • “Demand Requirements and Limitation Issues for Guarantees”, Middlesex Law Association Continuing Legal Education Paper and Presentation (2010)
  • “Fundamental Breach and Exclusion of Liability Clauses in Procurement Situations”, Middlesex Law Association Continuing Legal Education Paper and Presentation (2010)
  • “The New Consumer Protection Act”, Middlesex Law Association Continuing Legal Education Presentation (2005)
  • “The Importance of Written Legal Advice”, Lawyers Weekly (Summer 2003)
  • “What’s In A Name”, Lerners’ Update
  • “Lender Liability”, London Business Magazine


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association


  • Honorary Director, Children’s Health Foundation
  • Past Chair, Children's Health Foundation (June 2017 to present)
  • Chair, Children’s Health Foundation (2015 – June 2017)
  • Past Vice-Chair, Children's Health Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Executive Committee, Children's Health Foundation (2011-2018)
  • Director, Children’s Health Foundation (2009 - 2018)
  • Investment Committee, Children's Health Foundation (2012-2015)
  • London Squash and Fitness Club
  • Divisional Champion, 2014 London Squash and Fitness Club Championship
  • Divisional Champion, 2007 London Squash and Fitness Club Championship
  • Coach, Southwest London Optimist Minor Sports
  • Coach, London Ramblers Basketball
  • Past Director and Treasurer, Big Brothers of London and Middlesex (1998-2002)
  • Past President and Director, Arthritis Society (London Branch) (1997-2001)
  • Former Big Brother, Big Brothers of London and Middlesex (1991-1997)
  • Past Chair, Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, London Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chair, Small Business Committee, London Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Instructor, Fanshawe College Real Estate Law

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (1991)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queens University (1988)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours Business), The University of Western Ontario (1989)

  • Contributing writer,
  • Squash, cycling, reading, travel, hockey, Bayfield Ontario