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Meet David M. Woodward

Land Development & Municipal Law Lawyer

"I feel significant personal and professional satisfaction from having developed long-term relationships with my municipal clients.  It has been rewarding to have them place their trust and confidence in me for over twenty-five years."

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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)

  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Municipal Joint Venture Agreements
  • Municipal Agreements
  • Municipal By-Laws
  • Purchase and Sale of Municipal Property
  • Development, Subdivision and Site Plan Agreements
  • Planning Applications
  • Legal Opinions
  • Agreements for Public Sector Bodies
  • Municipal Law Services

  • Acted for a local municipality in connection with renewable energy projects.
  • 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.

  • 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

Professional

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association

Community

  • 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
  • Past 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, www.habsworld.net
  • Squash, cycling, reading, travel, hockey, Bayfield, Ontario

Contact

Phone:
519.640.6341/416.867.1135
Fax:
519.932.3341