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Meet David M. Woodward

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

"For more than 25 years, I've taken pride in being able to provide my client with the legal counsel they need to be successful in real estate and, in particular, completing the commercial financing transactions they need to grow and prosper."

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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)

  • Agreements for renewable energy projects
  • Commercial real estate and financings
  • 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 June 2018)
  • 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